Is your little one asking if they should still put their tooth under their pillow? My husband's tooth fairy letter to our daughter nearly made me cry. Read our family's story below and get a free printable tooth fairy letter for your kiddo.
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Oh, that gap! Teeth have been falling out left and right, every other day.
My little lady stopped me one night amidst the chaos of after-dinner clean-up and asked...
Is the tooth fairy real?
I was caught completely off guard. She had just tucked away her LAST baby tooth for safekeeping that evening.
Then I remembered tips from friends about The Santa Conversation.
I smiled and replied, "The Tooth Fairy may or may not be Dad. It certainly isn't me. I'd never pay you five-dollars for a tooth. I got a quarter as a kid."
She continued to look at me for clarification.
We smiled at each other for a long while, and finally, I said, "Now that you're old enough to know, let's not wreck it for the younger kids. Ok?" By then, her sister noticed we were chatting privately and had moseyed on over. So we split up and continued cleaning.
That night, I told Shad that she had asked for the truth. He stared at me and finally asked, "What did you say? You didn't tell her, did you?"
Again, I was completely caught off guard; this response was coming from a man who has implied fostering the belief in Santa can be detrimental. We chatted a little longer, and he agreed to write a response to the tooth fairy letter she had written earlier in the day.
When one parent fumbles, the other can pick-up and keep running.
My Daughter's Letter To The Tooth Fairy
Rose had carefully typed a note to Toothie (apparently our family fairy's name) asking....
That night I crept into her room to retrieve the letter to share with Shad. I found Rose sleeping with her arms above her head and smiled. This is something she's done since she was a baby.
My good friend Hayley once told me, "When you find a child sleeping in this position, don't wake them. It means they are having a good dream."
This thought has always brought me joy. I quietly took her tooth and the letter.
Shad stayed up a bit late that night, finalizing the response letter. After all, it was for his special little lady.
“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”
The next morning, I found a girl with a big smile and the letter lying on her bed. After I'd dropped her off at school, I went back into her room to read the Tooth Fairy's reply.
The Tooth Fairy Letter My Husband Wrote That Nearly Made Me Cry
I almost left your tooth behind because that cat of yours keeps trying to eat me. I used to give every kid who lost a tooth a quarter, but stuff costs more these days, so I've been dishing out five bucks. Sometimes I'll give more, sometimes less, and sometimes even a toy. It all depends on what the kid needs and how much they believe in me.
Now, you're wondering whether or not I'm real or if I'm your parents. Every once in awhile, I come across some smart kid who's been doing their detective work and starts asking questions. You can choose to believe in me, or you can choose not to. No one can tell you what to believe, but I've got some advice for you.
Even if you know I'm not real; it's more fun to pretend that I am.
So take this money and this gift I got for you. Rumor has it you're a pretty good swimmer. It's hard to swim with these wings, so I won't be needing this swim cap.
Keep on wiggling.
P.S. They made a movie about me that you might want to watch. It's not real, but it's funny. Ask your dad if he'd like to snuggle and watch it this weekend.
[holding my heart] So sweet.
FREE PRINTABLE: Get a free PDF tooth fairy letter for your little one below!
Day by day, my baby grew out of her toddler years...
Into a kid with a goofy changing smile...
But now .... she is beyond that.
This winter, we had the opportunity to visit South Padre Island in Texas. It was Rose's first experience with the ocean. I was snap happy, trying to capture photos of this once in a lifetime moment. Each night of our trip, I'd delete poorly shot pictures from my camera to save space on my memory card.
This photo hit me.
I am starting to see the mature adult within her...
And while I embrace these changes with open arms, excited for the opportunity to continue to get to know my daughter, part of me hopes that ... she'll always be Daddy's little girl.
Love them both more than words could ever say,
P.S. If you need a tooth fairy letter to share with your little one, here's a free printable, my friend.
Printable Tooth Fairy Letter For You
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