I’m doing some work while “on vacation”. While preparing for a work trip, I hear Lily scream with excitement. “Mom!!! My tooth fell out. Yay!” This dangling front tooth has been causing me some anxiety. I didn’t want it to fall out while I was away. I just didn’t want to miss it. Like her first tooth – it fell out while I was in Bangkok. One of the rare times I traveled for work. And no one noticed. Not even she. Apparently she swallowed it.
So when she ran to me with the tooth and smiled proudly, the world had to stop. Tonight everything was about Lily’s tooth. We kept it in a little toy capsule. Tucked it under her pillow. Then she wrote this —
Dear Tooth Fairy. I hope you find me because I’m in Canada for a vacation (“facacain”). And I lost my first tooth, my second tooth. First I swallowed the tooth, the next one I just lost it. From ?Lily. To ?Tooth Fairy.