A few weeks ago (seems like years!) my family took our spring break in the Outer Banks (OBX) North Carolina. We love going down there, even though we live in Virginia Beach… it really feels like we have left and gone far away. The personality is different down there and while it is less than 2 hours away, it really gives us a nice vacation.
On the way, in the car, my 6 year old, Bella, lost her first tooth! She had been working on it for so long, while the new tooth grew right behind. For weeks we talked about the tooth fairy and Bella constantly asked me if she was real? I always answered, “Uh-Yeah! All fairies are real…duh…” I was SO patting my back, because while we had packed enough stuff in our minivan for a month, I had managed to think ahead and did bring the tooth fairy pillow that my mother needle pointed me thirty years ago. Meanwhile, Bella remembered to bring the note she had written the tooth fairy in preparation as well. It was written on a fancy sticky note… (please note the logo-yes, we have big dreams around here!)
So, the only glitch was that she had requested a new wand from the tooth fairy… and I did not have a new wand. Luckily my sister was driving down to join us, stopped at Wal-Mart, and managed to buy a two-pack of new wands. So, that night, I wrote Bella a note, and I only wish I could have seen her face in the morning when she woke up. She came running up to our bedroom with the wands and note tucked behind her back. She and her sister, Sylvie, were super excited!
Meanwhile, the next tooth is loose and getting ready. I asked Bella what she was going to ask for next time, and much to my surprise, she said, “A new wand.” Now, I was very confused. She then explained, “A real one, mom … one that works!” So, I thought I got off easily… but now I have to actually find a “real one”. I did manage to find a super-cool wand and it is on it’s way… I did explain that you have to actually be a fairy to make it “work”. The look she gave me was priceless… The problem is that I don’t know if she is pulling my leg, or I am pulling hers… Happy Friday!