Money from the tooth fairy
'He had climbed into the tree and tied string around the branch and the other end to his tooth and jumped!'
My seven year old son woke up one morning exclaiming that he had a loose baby tooth in his mouth.  When I felt it, it hardly moved!  I took the time to sit him down and explain to him that he should not wiggle it yet because he needs to give the permanent tooth time to push it down and dissolve the roots and occupy the space so that his other teeth do not move up and then use the space before his new tooth comes through, etc. and that it would probably take another 2-3 weeks before its loose enough to start wiggling it for real. 

I was sure he understood. 

The very next afternoon when I arrived to collect him from his aftercare, there he stood with his tooth in his hand and a very big “gappy” smile on his face!  He proudly informed me that he had climbed into the tree and tied string around the branch and the other end to his tooth and jumped!  I was shocked and horrified but at the same time very thankful that he had tied the string to the right tooth!  This, after the whole explanation!!  When I asked him as to why he did this, he simply replied: “I need money from the tooth fairy, Mom!” 

I am now faced with the constant worry about him pulling more teeth to obtain money from the tooth fairy!!!  Because although I know for a fact that he understands very well what I explained to him, I never know when he’ll need money from the tooth fairy again!!!


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