So our sweet Will lost his first tooth this week. He was super excited when he discovered it was loose but when it came time to pull it out he completely surprised us. He was devastated and acted betrayed and not because it hurt (because it didn't!) he was just mourning its loss, i guess. Andy and i just stared at him in wonder for a few moments trying to figure out what had just happened. Anyway, he definitely was NOT interested in giving it to the tooth fairy that night so we told him he could give it to her whenever he was ready. What's funny is that he knows who the tooth fairy is. he asked us straight out- the same way he did w/ santa claus and we told him the truth. that they weren't real but that it is really fun to pretend that they are. Regardless, he was very hesitant about entrusting his beloved tooth to her. Gradually he was able to "let go" and even happily gave it up last night. And scored a dollar in return!
Anyway, since i know there are 19 teeth left to go for him plus the 20 in each of the girls' mouth, i've been thinking it would be fun to have a special toothfairy pillow to pass around. Here are a few I've come across.
This gal sells this one and a more girly themed one on her etsy page.
She has a tutorial for this one on her blog!http://www.landofnod.com/all-toys/toys-gifts/the-tooth-fairy-was-here/f7586
this one is really cute and classic from land of nod. And even though i don't knit i think i could find an old sweater, maybe felt it and then sew one up?!
she sells the pattern for these on her etsy page
i couldn't find the source for this one, but they reminded me of the miniature rainbow-colored plastic treasure chests my elementary school had for us if we lost a tooth while at school. i distinctly remember loosing my first one in kindergarten. it was right after recess, i had been wiggling it while swinging, then i went into music class and pulled it out. it bled quite a bit and the teacher, in front of everyone, made me hold my mouth over the drinking fountain to wash out the blood. then i got to go to the nurse's office and pick out a treasure chest... : )
She has a tutorial for this one on her blog!