Gold Medals From The Tooth Fairy

February 10, 2013 · 18 comments

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I admitted to the girls months ago that I was the Tooth Fairy. I couldn’t bear the look on their sad faces after a few failed tooth fairy missions and I came clean. So now when they lose a tooth I just hand them money and leave it at that.

Unfortunately, I never had this chat with Kainoa. He recently lost two teeth and aside from some congratulations from me, nothing ever really came of it. My son didn’t even really know what a Tooth Fairy WAS because he had missed all the Tooth Fairy talk when the girls went through it. I dropped the ball completely with him.

I was thinking about how we all compare Tooth Fairy earning stories as we grow up, “when I was little the tooth fairy left silver dollars!” or “back in my day a tooth was only worth 50 cents!” and I wondered what Kainoa’s story would be.

“Tooth Fairy? Say what? You guys GOT STUFF for your teeth? Tell me more…”

But I won’t have to worry about that anymore because yesterday Kainoa came bounding down the stairs, “MOM!!!! The Tooth Fairy came!!”

I was caught off guard by this because a.) He lost his tooth weeks ago and b.) obviously I’ve never talked about the Tooth Fairy with him.

He ran up to me with a gold medal draped around his neck. “It was in my LUNCH BOX by my PILLOW!! I got a gold medal and two candies and a quarter!!”

“Oh my goodness buddy, way to go!”

I mean the look of glee on this boy’s face was frame worthy.

Also in his lunch box was this note,

tooth fairy“You are doing great on losing teeth keep it up you will get more stuff! Love tooth Fairy”

in the handwriting of a certain big sister of his.

I don’t know whether I should feel terrible that my nine year old decided to take matters into her own hands when I dropped the Tooth Fairy ball (yet again) or if I should feel thankful that I’ve raised a little girl who is thoughtful enough to do that for her little brother.

Either way? I can guarantee you Kainoa will be the only adult at the table talking about when he was a kid he got gold medals for his teeth.

Thanks Maile!

Mama Kat Loves You When You Love Her


Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" February 11, 2013 at 2:42 am

What a nice big sister thing to do. See mom, she has your back!

Gigi February 11, 2013 at 2:57 am

That made my morning! What a great big sister.

Victoria KP February 11, 2013 at 4:32 am

Be proud of having such a kind & thoughtful daughter. I suspect you had something to do with her turning out that way :-)

Tiffany February 11, 2013 at 5:49 am

Sweet Sweet Sweet.

Tima February 11, 2013 at 7:15 am

Awwwww…. what a fabulous big sister!

Kir February 11, 2013 at 7:26 am

I absolutely loved this, love that siblings care for one another that much (you raised them to love each other that much!)
it reminds me of my sister and me, even in our worst fights, we still found time to be good to each other when the chips were down.

this story just made me very teary.

marie February 11, 2013 at 7:29 am

What an amazing little girl. I love her thoughtfulness!

Imperfectmomma February 11, 2013 at 7:41 am

I would be proud, she wouldn’t be so thoughtful without you being so forgetful.

Oh wait also, who taught her how to be so thoughtful? Boom. Lets sweep that major ball dropping moment to the side and dwell in that glory.

Kim Griffin February 11, 2013 at 7:42 am

Love this! Adorable.

Andrea February 11, 2013 at 7:47 am

I think that’s fabulous, and it makes me wonder what other mom-tasks our children might be willing to pick up?

Jen February 11, 2013 at 7:53 am

Aw, what a sweet sweet girl you have there.

Beth L. February 11, 2013 at 9:42 am

Yes, #2….be glad your daughter is so sweet….she’s getting her “Mommy” on and practicing! Thanks for sharing.

another jennifer February 11, 2013 at 10:24 am

That. is. adorable. Love it.

Hope February 11, 2013 at 12:25 pm

That is the greatest tooth fairy story ever! It obviously meant a lot to her when she received stuff from the tooth fairy that she wanted her little brother to experience it also. Way to go Big Sis!

Miriam Gomberg February 11, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Your daughter is so thoughtful. I forgot once with Avery and felt like an idiot when she woke up to find the tooth was still there. Luckily I was able to rebound by saying she doesn’t work weekends. Whew!

Julia February 11, 2013 at 12:51 pm

I think that is the sweetest, what a great sister.

Darcy February 11, 2013 at 1:53 pm

That is super sweet!

M February 13, 2013 at 5:46 am

That is a great story! He is lucky to have such a caring and thoughtful big sister. You’ve done well.

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