I know what your thinking. "Tooth Fairies? Isn't there just one tooth fairy?" Well, I've recently been informed that there is, in fact, more than one tooth fairy.
This past Saturday A informed me of this nugget of information. Her teacher at school had told her that when the tooth fairy comes to her house, they always leave a glass of water sitting by the bed. That way when the fairy comes to take the tooth and leave the money, maybe his/her wing will get in the water. If said wing gets in the water, the water turns the color of the fairy's wings. And that her teacher had had a blue fairy, a white fairy, and a pink fairy....
I nodded and smiled thinking that A would forget about it by the time she lost another tooth.
That is until I was awakened the next morning to these words. "Mom, I pulled my tooth."
So, on Sunday night when she went to bed and I was tucking her in, I glance over and notice a glass of water by the bed. I inquired about it and was informed it was for the fairy.
Not only did I have to go scrounge up a dollar somewhere (I never have cash when we lose a tooth-- oh, who am I kidding? I just never have cash), now I had to figure out how to make the water a certain color. For those of you who actually bake and might have a reason to use food coloring-- it might not be hard for you to figure out. I, however, like to COOK -- not bake......measure is not in my vocabulary.
I was able to find some food coloring and a dollar. So, we had a red fairy visit our house on Sunday night.
I have to admit that I didn't know how to get out of adding this to the "Tooth Fairy myth". What was I going to say? We only have ONE tooth fairy at our house and her wings are clear?
So, I'm wondering -- has any one else felt like this? Has your child brought home someone else's customs that you just want to say no to, but you feel like you can't?
Have a fabulous Wednesday everybody.