Yes, tis true, Karen lost her first tooth! I almost cried with excitement. Earlier in the day she had been complaining that her tooth hurt. We were driving in the car, and I couldn’t take a look, so flippantly told her maybe it’s her first tooth to fall. Must have been mother’s premonition.

We parked. She again complained about her lower front tooth. I have it a touch, and felt it wiggle a bit. She was thrilled when I told her it looked like she would soon be getting a visit from the Tooth Fairy. From that moment, she didn’t stop playing with the tooth. It only took a few more hours before she bit into something, and it just came right out. I was surprised at how tiny it was. I would never have identified it as a tooth had I found it on the floor. We captured it, wrapped it up and placed it under her pillow.

She didn’t know what to expect from the Tooth Fairy, and since I had a nice eye shadow set ready for a birthday party gift, we wrapped it up, fairy-style, and traded it for her tooth. She was ecstatic, and now feels like she has her own personal fairy. Now we are planning a fairy theme for her birthday….more about that in an upcoming post.