She was deathly afraid.
I remember being that way too.
Finally, yesterday, after getting home from a ROOT CANAL, (ugh) I had had enough of Claire's whining about her tooth. I told her to let me see it. Being the mean mom I am, I reached in a pushed the dangling tooth backwards. Claire freaked, and the tooth got stuck sideways in between her other teeth. Blood was pooling in her mouth. We ran to the bathroom (because of course I didn't have enough foresight to pull this stunt in the bathroom), to mop up the blood with a Kleenex. She let me clean up the blood and finish the deed. When she finally saw the tooth she cheered. "Yea! I lost my tooth." When we asked if it hurt, she said no, that she just thought it was going to hurt.
She was excited for the tooth fairy. Dylan was too. The tooth fairy came early, before Dylan and I headed off to bed.
At 1:45 a.m. I awoke to Claire staring in my face. I was totally out of it because of the pain meds from my dental procedure earlier that day. Claire began crying. She was afraid of the tooth fairy. She said and I quote, "I felt a tickle on my bum and I know it was the tooth fairy." Dylan and I both chuckled. Dylan took her upstairs to her room to look and see if the tooth fairy came. Claire lifted the pillow and found a dollar. All was well, and we all got to go back to sleep.Surprisingly, the Tooth Fairy was not the only Fairy discussed yesterday. Not only did I have the pleasure of having a root canal on my day off, but I also had my yearly exam. The nurse mentioned that she was the Fertility Fairy for Halloween this last year. I thought this was a bit strange, but I also secretly wished she were the Fertility Fairy. Heaven knows I would love to rub shoulders with one of those. That being said, we are starting Clomid again. It's been awhile. Pray for us!!!!
Finally, Food. Do you like the menu I found prepared by Claire? This kid amazes me. She is reading and writing very well. Much better as a kindergartner than I did in second grade. Dylan and I are constantly in awe of all she knows.