Sunday Snapshot: A Letter From the Tooth Fairy
We’ve got the day off of school tomorrow.
And thanks to her father’s jaw line, Gigi’s got her first round of dental extractions in the morning.
We’ve got popsicles.
We’ve got new dryer sheets and blankets at the ready.
We’ve seemingly got every computer-animated movie produced in the last five years. (I might have to hide Madagascar 3. There’s only so much “Circus Afro” a girl can take.)
Luckily, Gigi also has something even more spectacular than frozen confections, heated blankets and unhindered DVD watching.
She has the sweetest little best friend in the world.
We were at Addy’s house a few weeks ago, shortly after we found out about all the orthodontia work in Gigi’s future. I was chatting with her mom when Addy quietly tiptoed past me and up to her room, having distracted Gigi momentarily. When she returned, she discreetly handed me a note and said in a frantic whisper, “Hide this carefully. Then give this to Gigi right before she has her teeth pulled.”
The tone of her voice showed she meant business. I did was I was told. But only after first sneaking a quick peek:
I gave the note to your friend Addy because she was most likely to see you before me! I have sent this letter to comfort you before your surgery. I had my teeth pulled—lots of them! (Hmmm…Addy or the Tooth Fairy?)
Toothrina, Tooth Fairy
Put your tooth in here.
PS I’ll send a prize.
Such a sweet reminder to be a comfort to those who live in fear.
To take the time to show love to a friend in need.
To remember to stop by the ATM in the way home.
May your week be light on fear and heavy on friendship.