Thursday, January 20, 2011

oh, bother

Yesterday, Cal lost a tooth. On the way to bed tonight Abbott told me, with a grin and a cackle (fortunately out of Cal's earshot), that he recognized my handwriting on the tooth fairy's note. I flushed, was speechless for a moment and then told him not to tell Cal. Oof. (Normally Santa is the only one who leaves notes - typewritten, in a script-like font - around here; Cal got a note from the tooth fairy because he was so sad about the thought of giving up his tooth. The note said that he should keep it.) I probably shouldn't be as sad about this occurrence as I am, given that Abbott is eight years old and was bound to find out sooner than later who the tooth fairy is but that's just the way it is; I am. Going to sleep a very sad mama. xo

6 comments:

Stephanie said...

I think we know those days come, but we are never really ready to handle them...
Take care

Purple Flowers said...

I'm sure you feel sad. Are you going to ask Abbott how he feels? I love your photos of Abbott reading. He seems to read everywhere he goes! Have a great weekend.

Jess said...

That is sad, I don't look forward to those days.
Before Christmas, one of my old college professors wrote a great essay about helping your kids when they start to ask the hard questions, and he had the attitude that you can show your kids how intelligent they are that they figured it out, and they can still have the fun of the fairies with the secret knowledge that more is going on.
I hope I can keep it together when that happens here.

KPiep said...

We are grateful that Gillian still retains her belief- especially since she only started to lose teeth this last summer!

However, the Guinea Pig debacle has us really worried that she's going to lose her belief in Santa...or that we're going to have to tell her that Santa isn't real because right now she's really, really angry with him.

Francesca said...

The tooth fairy is a bit like reading a book: it's magic everytime you're immersed in its pages and in the stories they tell - they don't have to be real to be magic.

molly said...

I am so sorry for the loss of innocence, but that opening shot left me laughing! Those diehard readers, gotta love 'em!