“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”
Exciting times, Amy has lost her first tooth this afternoon and oh my God, she is so excited. She left for kindergarten without any wobbly teeth this morning and when we came home this afternoon, her tooth fell out while she was eating ice-cream. Me being me, I missed the historic event because I was doing what? Yes, sitting on the toilet. Classic parenting moment!
After literally calling everyone who’d answer their phone (my parents, grandparents, my sister, her boyfriend and sharing her excitement with the dear old people of Instagram), she finally settled for the night talking about nothing but the tooth fairy. ‘Will she find our house?’, ‘Have you left your window open so she can fly in and out?’ and ‘Mummy, you have to go to bed early, the tooth fairy won’t come when you’re awake’ were just some of the very pressing issues pre-bedtime.
But don’t you worry, I have carefully pencilled a letter from the tooth fairy thanking Amy for her wonderful tooth and encouraging her to keep looking after her teeth and of course, there’ll be a shiny coin and a little surprise waiting for her when she wakes up in the morning – or in the middle of the night because she’s way too excited to sleep. It wouldn’t surprise me at all.
So please wish me luck, I think I deserve some sleep now because boy, I’ve lost heaps of it when her teeth were actually coming through five and a half years ago. Not joking, I could have literally starred in The Walking Dead back then…