April 7, 2016

The First Visit from the Tooth Fairy

When thinking about what the tooth fairy will do, many parents think there is plenty of time to figure it out. We thought the girls were going to at least be in first grade before we had to worry about it. Little did we know, a new big-kid adventure awaited us sooner than we thought when J came to show me she had a loose tooth already!



Since she is only 5 years old, I freaked out inside a little bit. Outwardly I was all excited for her saying what a big girl she is getting to be. The minute she stepped out of the room I was on the phone calling the dentist to find out if it's normal. My fears were calmed when I was told it's completely normal for kids to start losing their baby teeth at 5 years old. Now truly excited, we had to inform Daddy who was at work, who had the same fears as I did until I said I already called. Then time to let Grama, Memere and Aunties know.

All J wanted was to tell one of her Aunties to have her big cousin call when she gets home from school. A call to her other Auntie lead J to run from the room terrified about someone wanting to tie a string around her tooth then to a door knob so they could slam the door to pull her tooth out. An hour later J comes running back going "I have two loose tooths!"

I checked and found out she was right! Two teeth right next to each other were loose. Where has the time gone I was wrapping my head around one now two? Onto the internet I went to figure out ideas for what to have the tooth fairy do/ bring for this special occasion. When I looked up to see J walking past with an apple I realized I should probably figure this out NOW.


C and I talked and decided for the first lost tooth we should do something special. After a lot of deliberating and mind changing we decided on something useful but "cool." A purple Frozen electric toothbrush that's a special present, gets her to brush her teeth more and a fitting gift from the Tooth Fairy. I also found a Berenstein Bears Tooth Fairy book  that I knew she would really enjoy.

Three weeks and two days later J said her loose tooth hurt. I checked and was so loose it could go almost flat. Tried a paper towel pull, she wiggled it front to back and side to side. C tried to tie a string around it for J to pull but the string wouldn't stay. J tried biting into an apple and she started crying that it hurt and it was bleeding steadily. I grabbed a paper towel and out it came!

She was ecstatic to have the tooth fairy visit. J asked if we can open her window to let the fairy in, so at bedtime we'll crack it and the tooth fairy will close it behind her. J was so excited for Mama to take a pic of her with her tooth fairy presents. By the time I got to take a picture she lost another tooth!

I can't believe my big girl lost two teeth and H just got her first one! The funny thing is J's first lost tooth tooth is the same location of H's first. As J says "it's the circle of life."


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Laurie is a stay-at-home mom to two little girls -- a baby and a 5-year-old -- and is stepmom to a 5-year-old daughter. Living in New England, she has a big Australian Sheepdog along with the kids and her husband. She enjoys music, decorating cakes and Doctor Who.

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29 comments:

  1. Such a fun milestone. I remember when each of my boys lost theirs.

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  2. What a wonderful memory you've made for your daughter! I was 5 when I lost my first tooth, too. The tooth fairy left me $1 and a pack of Trident sugarless bubble gum :)

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  3. I have two at the age of tooth fairy time. Make sure to stock up on 1 dollar bills.

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  4. What a big girl, how exciting for everyone.

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  5. I have no kids, so haven't had this pleasure. But I think it would be fun.

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  6. My 14 year old hasn't lost any teeth in ages so I'm sure there has been some inflation since then, but I like you ideas and will be giving it some thought since my little girl will be 6 in November.

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  7. Awe <3 That is so sweet and so much fun!

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  8. What a lovely and cute event, great idea on giving her a toothbrush im sure shell never forget to brush her teeth from now on!

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  9. Such a cute idea! I love the toothbrush and book.

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  10. I remember when my kids starting to loose their teeth.. I never freaked out I was excited for this and giving them the hopes of tooth fairy. :)

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  11. Elizabeth O.4/08/2016 6:30 AM

    That's really cute. It's always nice to prepare for milestones such as this! I love how excited they get, it's like Christmas!

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  12. Aww what a big girl! I did somethings similar for mine when they lost there 1st tooth! Such a special memory for a child to have!

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  13. Aww. The first tooth!! Remember to take plenty of gap tooth photos. Lol.

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  14. So cute story! Cant wait for have this adventures with my kids!

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  15. The Bernstein Bears were always some of my favorite books! Happy first tooth loss!

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  16. It is fun when they lose their teeth. Even more fun to find great ways to celebrate it. :)

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  17. Such a fun and adorable event! I wish my son was there. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Wow, this post brought back memories of when my kids were small. They've since grown up and all have families of their own. They were each so excited when the tooth fairy came.

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  19. What a great event! My friends daughter lost her fist tooth on Christmas Eve at a huge family party!

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  20. That Berenstein Bears Tooth Fairy book is so cute…never saw that before. You chose really good gifts for the first tooth out…so much better than the typical money gift.

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  21. Now that's a milestone! :D I grew up having no idea about Tooth Fairy - it's not so popular in my culture, but I'm considering creating a little tradition when I have kids :)

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  22. Aw I remember the first visit from the tooth fairy and her love of pennies stuffed underneath my pillow it was magical!

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  23. Aw what a fun moment...something to truly cherish!

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  24. awww, how cute! I love this stage. What a pretty neat idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. This is so cute and sweet! I love that the toothfairy brought a toothbrush. So cute.

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  26. That sounds a fun and adorable event! How I wish my son is there.

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  27. I love that the tooth fairy brought a book. That is such a clever idea!

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  28. Awe such a cutie and such a fun memory to cherish :)

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  29. In the Philippines, we don't have this belief. When kids lose their tooth, they just do. I guess the tooth fairy makes losing teeth extra special.

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