30 September, 2012

Our very organised - first Tooth Fairy visit

It Happened!
On the 21st September 2012.
My first born lost his first tooth!
(as correctly predicted by Mr Turtle himself )
I cuddled and smiled, and yes, I cried.

"Mama, my tooth is REALLY wobbly now". 
That alone brought tears to my eyes 4 days earlier.
But I knew it was coming. 
We were prepared. My Man and I, having spoken about the event, months before the first tooth wobbled. 
We spoke with our friends. We asked our children what they 'knew' the Tooth Fairy to be.

You see. 
We may not believe in the jolly red suited Santa here. 
We may not believe in the chocolate laden Easter Bunny either.
BUT Gnomes? Faeries? Oh yes. They are real.

 Here is the information given to us, by Mr Turtle and Little Pipkin.
  • All Tooth fairies give a gold coin in exchange for a tooth.
  • They only like clean teeth.
  • There are boy AND girl fairies.
  • There is a different tooth fairy in every area. 
  • Tooth fairies are magic.
  • Tooth fairies like letters.
Wet felted door hanging pouch with pocket
Golden fairy coins. The edges were later rolled in gold glitter.
The tiny stars were to leave a trail of fairy magic.
The fairy left the coin and crystals in this shimmering blue/gold bag.
The felt pouch was made, as my gift and acknowledgement to my son, that this was indeed a very special time. He was soon to cross over into the next stage of his life. 
Big kid land.
The night before he asked if we thought polishing his tooth would be a good idea? We agreed. The tooth was then carefully placed in the pouch, with a tiny letter dictated to me by Mr Turtle.

The tooth was replaced with 
  • a scroll, written by Mr Turtle's very own Tooth fairy 'Shade'. 
  • a shimmering bag containing a golden coin and 3 Tiger eye crystal beads (we plan to give him enough over the coming years to make a necklace he can wear as a symbol of his Big Boydom)
  • a leaf from Shade's forest home.
And the rainbow stars were sprinkled from the forest, onto the driveway and then from the window sill to the pouch. The magic fairy trail marked.

All was recieved with such excitement by both our little men in the morning. 
Such a delight!
I think now that I have accepted the crossing over of my growing up boy, I'm almost as excited about tooth number two, as Mr Turtle is.


  1. Beautiful idea with the tiger eyes, I do love your gold con idea too!

    1. Our boys insisted that faerie gold is part of the exchange. My stance is that faerie and human gold, surely couldn't be the same thing!

  2. Wow, you are organized! What a special way to mark the transition.

    My youngest child has just started losing his teeth, and it's just as bittersweet as it was with my oldest child. xo

    1. I understand Sara!
      Mr Turtle lost his tooth in the shopping centre. But that didn't stop me cuddling him, crying my heart out through smiles and letting him know how proud I was, How excited and how much I loved him!


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