Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Teeth, the Tooth Fairy, and Trust

Teeth, the Tooth Fairy, and Trust - Homemaking Simplified

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This week, our eldest daughter lost her first tooth. It was a reminder of the short time we have with our babies.  With this reminder came the reality that my eldest "baby" is becoming a big girl who is formulating opinions, experiences, and expectations based on past experiences. 
We don't teach our children about Santa or the Easter Bunny.  We made a decision long ago, that we want to ensure that our children can trust us about things unseen, namely our faith in Christ. 

Teeth, the Tooth Fairy, and Trust - Homemaking Simplified
Teeth, the Tooth Fairy, and Trust - Homemaking Simplified

With the recent tooth loss, everyone was asking our daughter if she was excited to get some money from the Tooth Fairy. This was a mythical figure we hadn't considered. We are not anti-Santa, by any means, but we let our children know that it is a game and just for fun.  After a week of hearing about the Tooth Fairy from friends, family, and strangers, my husband, Peter, began to joke with her that if the Tooth Fairy were too busy, the Easter Bunny or Father Time might come in her stead. Our daughter began to play along calling her daddy, "Baba Tooth Fairy," she catches on quickly. Once night time rolled around, she placed her tooth in a ziplock bag and then placed it under her pillow. She awoke to this:

Teeth, the Tooth Fairy, and Trust - Homemaking Simplified


The note, written by daddy, was so special to her, that she keeps it in her wallet.  I feel confident that with a tradition like this, our children will never feel "cheated" for not having had faith in the Tooth Fairy.

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