Saturday, February 28, 2009

Today Is National Tooth Fairy Day

I want to wish a Grand Day to all of you Tooth Fairies and Former Tooth Fairies out there in Bloggerland. (You know who you are.) You have brought happiness to many a youngster and today it's all about you. So happy National Tooth Fairy Day!!!

Many a quarter has been placed, ever so gently, under the fluffy pillow of a sleeping child, awaiting the magical lady with gossamer wings. The beautiful fairy princess would take their wee little tooth sometime throughout the night and in it's place leave a silver coin.

My own children would receive a quarter for a tiny tooth and a half dollar for a larger one. There was one occasion when the Tooth Fairy was so very tired, she forgot, and didn't remember our house until the next morning! But the kind fairy managed to fly through the window while no one was looking and correct her sad mistake.

***Was the Tooth Fairy a tradition in your family? Tell us about her.

24 comments:

Sassy Granny ... said...

Memories. What lovely things they can be. And the Tooth Fairy, well now, there's a vision!

The tradition for me growing up, or the one my children would share, is traditional. What's so fun is that I always pictured Tinkerbell being the very fairy that arrived with wand and glitter to whisk away her treasure.

Today I'm doing all I can to hold onto my teeth. Hopefully we'll have no more TF visits.

Kathleen

KKJD1 said...

Happy tooth fairy day!

Terri Tiffany said...

Yes it was.But this tooth fairy had her child leave a glass of water by the window and the quarter would be dropped into it and the tooth taken. No chance that way of the lost tooth!

Kathryn Magendie said...

Hi Barbara - I'm here briefly to tell you that you won the two books! I am announcing it on my blog today. send me your address again - although I may have it in my files on my laptop. Since I am still not home and it looks as if I may have to go to Texas for my dear Frank's surgery - I may can get Good Man Roger to mail your books to you.

Congrats! I misss visiting everyone!

Janna Qualman said...

Our tooth fairy hasn't been at work too long; our oldest has lost just two. And you can tell this fairy is unseasoned -- she forgot her duty one night, but was ever-grateful to learn her husband (did you know she's married?) had saved the day (or night, as it were).

Angie Ledbetter said...

Yes, it was a tradition growing up, and also for my kids. (And the Tooth Fairy still has all their baby teeth...as strange as that is.) :)

Michele said...

Ahh.. The tooth fairy was so very important, both in my child hood and for my parents. I remember one night when my daughter had the stomach flu..high fever..very sick.. I stayed in her room with her most of the night wondering if she would EVER go to sleep so the tooth fairy could come. She swears that she never closed her eyes... but yes.. the tooth fairy magically left money in the tooth fairy pillow (made by grandma)that was under her pillow!

Barbara said...

Kathleen- Tinkerbell would be a very good tooth fairy!

Barbara said...

KKJD1- Thank you!

Barbara said...

Terri- Great idea!

Barbara said...

Kathryn- I'm going to LOVE THE BOOKS. Thanks a million for the wonderful contest. I really tried hard to win!!!

Barbara said...

Janna- I know from experience that tooth fairies do make mistakes now and then, especially new tooth fairies. But everyone knows how much they love the children.

Barbara said...

Angie- Wow, that's alot of stored teeth. Is she going to make a necklace or something?

Barbara said...

Michele- That must have been an awfully good tooth fairy, to have not been seen at all!!

Lea and her Mustangs said...

Barbara - Happy tooth fairy day. Yes, it was a tradition when I was little and then with our kids and now with theirs. We used a glass of water on the window sill above the sink. Our kids usually got 2 quarters.

Barbara said...

Lea- Isn't it just so much fun seeing their little smiles when they find the money? I loved the time when my children were little.

Dakota Bear said...

Barbara-

I read your comment on Joanne's blog that you are reading Blackbird House, I thought it was an excellent book. It is one I suggested our book club read two years ago.

I like the content of your blog, so I might stop in once in awhile.

The tooth fairy was iffy.

I like the saying about Strong Women.

Barbara said...

Dakota Bear- I'm glad to hear you enjoyed Blackbird House. I haven't finished it, but so far it's very good.

Please stop by again.

Aubrey said...

My oldest is about to lose her first tooth! How excited am i...She didn't know what was happening at first, so we had our "Toothfairy" talk just yesterday.

Barbara said...

Aubrey- What a delightful period of time in your life. Enjoy that little one and all the excitement their young life will bring to you.

Vikki G said...

Absolutely was a part of our family...very fond memories of when the kids were little.

Barbara said...

Vikki- The little harmless fantasy games of childhood offer perfect opportunities for expressions of love and joy within the family. Life sure would be dull without them.

I remember how much I loved fairy tales when I was little, which led to a love for books.

Marti said...

Yes, the tooth fairy was important as our children were growing up. I'm afraid that I kept up the tradition a little too long. I sneaked into my son's room to leave fifty cents and found a note under his pillow. -- Ha! Ha! $5.00 or no tooth!

My son is now 30, but that 20-year-old memory still makes me smile.

Barbara said...

Marti- That's so cute!! He must have a great wit.