The Tooth Fairy visited our house last week for the very first time, and it was a VERY big deal. As one of the last of her friends to lose a tooth, K had been yearning for a wiggly tooth for more than a year. And with each friend who lost a tooth, her yearning only grew. Finally, on the last day of school she bumped her mouth during our end of the year pool party and poof — a wiggly tooth.
Just three days later, that tooth fell out, and the Tooth Fairy made her debut visit to our home. And K was all smiles!
To document the tooth loss journey, I had K hold up a handmade sign showing off her lost tooth. If I can remember to do this with each lost tooth, I think it will be neat to see her grow and her signs change. (Now, to file the photo where I can find it later!)
Since this was our first lost tooth, Qwen had to make a big impression (without forking over a $5 bill). So in exchange for her first lost tooth, K received a letter from the Tooth Fairy, “gold coin” (Susan B Anthony), a tooth report card and a new book about a lost tooth. (Apparently Qwen is keen in the idea of working on summer reading skills too!)
Judging from the fact that K tells everyone she meets — including the mailman — about her treasures, I would say that the Tooth Fairy did well.
I sent a special note (via the Tooth Fairy Post) and asked Qwen if I could share her Tooth Fairy Note and Tooth Report Card, and she was happy to share tips for fellow Tooth Fairies.
The Tooth Report Card is 4×6 inches, and prints nicely on 4×6 photo paper for a keepsake. (Don’t forget to leave out a Sharpie for your Tooth Fairy.)