So the tooth fairy came, and I didn’t pass out

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote this post about being freaked out about the tooth fairy and the whole children losing their teeth thing, and how I would deal with a first wobbly tooth, when it decided to come out.

On Monday, last week, I sent her to school, and I had a feeling that day, was THE day, and that the tooth would be out, by days end.

I was right, and when I collected her from school, she bounced out of the classroom like this….


The tooth apparently fell out at playtime, after lunch, and the very lovely classroom assistant, in Em’s class, had taken it, and put it on a card for her, so she didn’t lose it before hometime. So we were able to leave it for the tooth fairy to collect, and of course, she did and left some financial reward, and a small note too. I was cool, calm, and collected about the whole thing, didn’t gag once, even when being made to examine the gap now left by said tooth, and it was a magic moment, for Big Girl, and for me, as we hit another milestone, and she grows up even more. I did shed a tear, as I realized that she is growing up and time is passing too fast, and I can’t keep up, but it was a happy tear! Now we have a whole bunch of teeth to lose and mum somehow has to cope. Then her little brother will go through the same thing too. This was not something they mentioned in the parenting books…

Posted in Family Life and Parenting and tagged Tooth fairy.


    • I was secretly a bit relieved, but still proud! Thankful for lovely school classroom assistants that have been dealing with loose teeth for years! πŸ˜‰

    • I think it helped, I guess if the next one comes out on my watch, my mettle will really be tested… πŸ˜‰

    • I think I swallowed one of mine, at some point, I must ask my Dad if he remembers. I was quite relieved it came out at school! πŸ˜‰

  1. Yes, thought you’d be relieved that it came out at school, and you didn’t have to sit across the supper table as she rotated it… Eeek. One down…. how many more to go? Good luck. -)

    • She’s got another wobbly one, so my mettle may be tested further, if it decides to come out at home… πŸ˜‰

  2. At last I’ve found another female who feels squeemish about teeth! At 18 my daughters are finally past all of this, but they learnt from an early age that I would vanish if they wobbled a tooth and if one came out I would scream.
    Good luck hun, this isn’t going to be an easy journey for you x

  3. Well done for reigning in your squeemishness. It’s the gap that’s gets me. The bloody gap. The tooth I can deal with. Guess it’s just the start of many now. Good luck πŸ™‚

  4. That is such a milestone!And indeed a magic moment!I love that the TA made such a fuss and made sure Em didnt loose her tooth before she could put it under her pillow. And the photo is just precious πŸ™‚ xxx

    • I love the TA, she is like an aunty or a gran to most of the kids, been in the school for years, and she is so good with the kids and the parents! πŸ™‚

    • She does look very cute with her little gap. Another one is on the way out, so it will be bigger soon! πŸ™‚

  5. The hardest for me is when it wobbles, I can handle the gap and the new tooth that comes through, but I can’t pull out a wobbly tooth. Shudder. L is not much older than Em (she was 6 in December) but seems to be shedding teeth like there’s no tomorrow, she’s now lost 6 of them. How I long for the baby teeth days….

    • Em is only on her second tooth, which is wobbly now, some of her classmates have lost up to 6. I think wobbly teeth make teething seem like a picnic! πŸ˜‰

  6. Noooo! I’ve got teeth falling out and being replaced for the eldest and teeth coming through for the baby, all at the same time. I’ll take 6 year old teeth over babies teething any day of the week, despite my phobia of wobbly teeth!

    • Actually, you’re probably right, I remember the two year molars with great pain, the odd tooth falling out is probably far less hassle!

  7. Look at that adorable face!!! Little D keeps asking me when his teeth are going to fall out, desperate for the Tooth Fairy to make an appearance. Definitely marks a ‘growing up’ stage! x

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