Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Losing it!

We have reached a rite of passage in this household. Yes, that's right... our oldest lost her first tooth today! It honestly took Jason & I a bit by surprise. We didn't think it would happen until she was 6 or 7, but that goes to show you... McKinley is always trying to catch up to the older kids.
Yesterday it was pretty loose. I told her not to keep playing with it - that it would come out when it was ready. She kept saying "I'm trying not to play with it mom, but I CAN'T HELP IT!" It made me laugh seeing her playing with it all the time. Brought back memories.
Today she decided she wanted an orange at lunchtime. We were playing a game with guessing how many seeds would be in the orange. She counted one, two, three. I went in the other room to help Kezia & when I came out, she said "Look what I found!" It was her little baby tooth - she thought it was a seed! She was so excited. She just kept walking around to everybody saying "I can't believe I loosed my first tooth!!"
So- now we have the issue of the tooth fairy. You see, yesterday we were talking about her & I reminded her that when it comes out, she needs to put the tooth under her pillow & the tooth fairy will come & get the tooth & leave her money. She looked at me and said "is the tooth fairy real, mom? I think YOU'RE the tooth fairy!" Ok, well, I blundered through that, but seriously people! We need to go to Disneyland NOW before all the magic is gone! Much too practical little girl... so, um... out of pure curiosity... what is the going rate of the tooth fairy these days?
P.S. Speaking of losing teeth. Saw this video on AFV & it cracks me up!

and this one... :)


Tiff Meister said...

Interesting choice of video. It gave me the heebie jeebies.
As far as how much to give, I think we got maybe $.25. If you account for inflation, you're looking around $50 per tooth. It's pretty steep these days from what I hear. :-)
Anyways, tell McKinley congrats from Aunt Tiffany and Uncle Adam. Love you long time!

Becka said...

We give $1 coins because they're cool. I will be honest though that my kids (including Lily who hasn't believed in Santa for years) still believe in the tooth fairy. I will be sad when the magic is gone.

Britany said...

How exciting! We do $1, but I know lots of people that do much more (up to $10!!!). I just hope Maya doesn't start talking to her friends about it too soon and finds out she is getting ripped off! :)

Ryan and Shannan Hoffman said...

That just cracks me up about her tooth fairy comment and you being the tooth fairy! She is wise for her age. :)

Robyn said...

I can't believe she lost a tooth! If she is growing up this quickly you are in for trouble in a few short years. I agree with the $1 coin.