MUCH excitement was to be had on holiday over half term as the wobbly teeth belonging to Alice were hanging on by a thread.
We missed ‘catching’ the first tooth, who knows where it ended up? So you can imagine the panic – we were away from home, in a holiday resort with lots of other children. We convinced Alice to write a letter to the Cornish Tooth Fairy explaining what had happened.
You see, Alice was convinced the tooth was in her throat.
Fortunately fairies are very clever and they have magic wands so have lots of resources available to sort out problems like these, plus Alice knew first hand from Daniel in her class, who’d had a similar plight but he’d swallowed his. The fairy came anyway and was able to locate his tooth and leave a reward.
As you can imagine we had an early start the next day as Alice was up at first light and so very pleased to find a gold coin in exchange for her tooth. The Tooth Fairy, who’s writing is uncannily like mine, wrote a note back to Alice thanking her.
The delight in Alice’s face lasted for days and it reminded both Dad and I of how the small things are often the most important ones. One day she will understand and hopefully she too will see that a little make believe can change a little girl’s world and make her dream… and now we are wiggling Bessie’s teeth in the hope they start to loosen a bit too.