Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tooth Fairy Gift Cards!

Perhaps you are like our Tooth Fairy here...

If you, by chance,  do not have change or a dollar in your wallet and the need for some remuneration from the Tooth Fairy arises before you can make it to the bank, you can make a little Tooth Fairy Gift Card!

To make the Tooth Fairy Gift Card, simply cut out a thimble-sized sheet of folded paper to look like a little tooth.

Then, in very tiny writing, write that it is a Tooth Fairy Gift Card and put the amount on the card.

You can personalize the card on one side and then, sign the card on the other side.

Recently, we had to do just that for Big Bro.
Since our Tooth Fairy almost never carries cash in her purse, she was caught off guard when Big Bro lost not one but two teeth! One came out because it was very wiggly and ready to come out, while the other was a result of biting down on a hard, chewy candy. Ouch!!!

Big Bro actually does not and never really did buy into the whole notion of the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, or even Santa. They are not very logical (like how he thinks), so he just did not seem to really care about any of these holiday or special event mascots.
Up until now, we have not done anything at all to really promote the notion of pretend mascots for holidays or special events.
Things have changed a bit though, as Little Bro LOVES make-believe things.
He adores Santa, the Tooth Fairy, and the Easter Bunny. He is much more open to pretending than Big is just how Little Bro likes to look at the world. 

Since my wallet was completely null of any cold, hard cash, and since Little Bro was so very excited about the notion of the Tooth Fairy leaving something for Big Bro and luckily, Big Bro's a very good sport, I came up with making a spur of the moment Tooth Fairy Gift Card.

Although Big Bro actually lost two teeth, one got lost in transit to under his pillow.
This was a tall two dollar order for the Tooth Fairy and she could not show up empty handed!!!

Little Bro was super excited about seeing the Tooth Fairy Gift Card and cannot wait to get one of his own soon (although think he will have another year or so before he loses a tooth).

Big Bro smiled, gave a little wink, and quietly said "Thanks, Mom...I love you...This is very cute"!!!
He took his gift card to Toys R Us and redeemed it for a squirt gun that was on clearance for the end of the season.

To go along with Tooth Fairy traditions, you may want to buy this great book that we have for the boys called Throw Your Tooth Out on the Roof, written by Selby Beeler and illustrated by G.Brian Karas.  This book shares various tooth traditions from around the world. It is really a neat book that any family who has little ones in the age range of losing their teeth will just love!

Well, without further ado, here are some photos of the Teeny Tiny Tooth Fairy Gift Card, as well as a goofy-but-cute,  partly toothless shot of Big Bro.

It was very easy to make the Tooth Fairy Gift Card although a little hard on the eyes to write on something so small. 


Thanks to Dear, Sweet Big Bro for being such an awesome sport to play along with this whole crazy notion of The Tooth Fairy

What does your family do when your child loses a baby tooth? 

Would love it if you would like to please share any tooth and kids stories in the comments section of this post.

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