Almost one year after her twin, my 7 and a half-year old finally lost a tooth. Poor thing has been waiting and waiting as her friends and her baby sister’s friends even, have all been losing teeth while hers wouldn’t budge. She’s probably the last second grader to have not lost a tooth…until the night before last!
She was so excited and scurried to bed as I struggled to remember what we gave my son. Do you know many of our friends and peers give 20 bucks per tooth? I just think that’s excessive. So I remembered that we were doing 5 dollars for the first tooth and then 3 for every tooth thereafter. We have a stash of dollar coins for the special occasions.
She was very cool and casual in the morning as she told me the tooth fairy left her money and wondered out loud how come HER BROTHER GOT A LETTER AND SHE DID NOT. Big, huge mommy fail. If you know me you know I constantly struggle to make sure my kids are treated equally. Even when they were babies I was cognizant of when I seemed to be holding one twin more than the other and it translates into all areas. So this was a glaring oversight on my part that had to be corrected as soon as she got onto the bus!
And thankfully it was and she’s still carrying her letter around. Speaking of which, I should probably get the little one’s letter ready NOW!
Does your tooth fairy do anything special?