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Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Gig is Up!

H lost her fourth tooth last night. Now she has lost four teeth on the bottom, but still none on the top! (Funny how different kids lose their teeth in a different order.) We carefully wrapped up the tooth and she placed it under her pillow last night. However, she and G now know it is all a ruse. . .

A couple of days ago, G came up to me and started asking questions about the tooth fairy. She isn't really real, is she? Before answering the question, I probed further to see what was causing the doubts. She and H had been talking about it and thought it was just pretend. She said she knew that Mommy and Daddy came into their room after they were asleep every night to check on them, so she figured we just swapped out the tooth for a dollar then. She kept asking, and her reasoning was sound, so I asked her if she wanted me to tell her the truth. She did. So I whispered in her ear that she was right, but that she couldn't tell anyone else.

Not ten seconds later, H ran up and asked basically the same question. She figured that since fairies weren't real, then the tooth fairy couldn't be real, either. Sound reasoning. Again, I asked if she wanted the truth, and she said yes. I whispered the same thing to her that I did to G. They looked at each other and giggled. I said that some people still believe in the tooth fairy just like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, so they shouldn't be spreading this around because it might ruin someone's fun.

I knew they would figure it out sometime, but I didn't think G would know BEFORE she lost any teeth. They are smart cookies, thought, so I shouldn't be surprised!


Angela said...

So you're saying $1 is the going rate these days? Woo! We haven't had any teeth lost yet, but I suppose we should figure it all out before it happens. :)

lynda said...

mine are all grown now---what fun that all was--just enjoy them cuties!

greeneyedmom said...

That is different to lose the bottom 4 before any on top. C lost the bottom 2 then the top 2 and then one from the top next to the center two and that's it. She's catching up to C and he's almost 8.

cookiesandmilk said...

It’s cute that your girls still believe in Santa, Fairies, and Easter Bunnies I think both my 4 year old and 7 year old are non-believers now and likely have ruined it for others. It seems like as soon as one knows it’s not real they all do, but it is still fun to pretend.
My neighbor has been giving her son expensive video games ($50 new ones) and other expensive gifts each time he loses a tooth. I told my son that he shouldn't expect that much from us because he would be disappointed. My son hasn’t lost a tooth yet, but I’m thinking a dollar at most five can be expected.

Jessica-MomForHim said...

I didn't mean to be unclear, but my girls DON'T believe in fairies, the Easter Bunny, or Santa. The tooth fairy was the only thing that we pretended with (not that we tried HARD to make them believe in it--we just didn't say right up front that the tooth fairy wasn't real and let them have fun with it for awhile). I can't say I am that disappointed they don't believe anymore.

We chose not to celebrate Santa or the Easter Bunny from the beginning because we think it detracts from the real meaning of Christmas and Easter, the birth and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We wanted the focus to be on Him, not on pretend figures.

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