Real life from the crack of dawn....
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
About that Tooth Fairy
The kids and I were in the van tonight headed for Chris's choral concert, when Trey asks when Chris lost his first tooth.
I told him I thought Chris was somewhere between five and six (he ripped one of his front teeth out at three but that doesn't count, really).
This led to a discussion about whether or not the tooth fairy was real. Trey was clearly thinking maybe she wasn't.
I stayed quiet to see what they would say.
Kate then tells Trey that in fact she *saw* the tooth fairy once.
She described the tooth fairy as an older woman, plump and kind.
"Do you swear?" Trey asked... "No crosses swear?"
"Yes" said Kate.
At this point, I am a little concerned. While I am all for the kids believing in the tooth fairy and I appreciate her effort to keep him believing, the "no crosses swear" is pretty sacred. It made me nervous that she would so cavalierly break a swear.
I asked her about it in a whisper and she said "But I did see the tooth fairy once, Mom. So I didn't break the swear. I saw you!"
Only later did it hit me that I am the older, plump fairy she was describing...
A few minutes later, Trey's voice pipes up, in a dreamy tone, from the back seat.