Ok. Confession time. We haven't done Santa Clause, the Easter Bunny, Elf on the Shelf or any other made up special-time-of-the-year characters with our kids because we have always felt guilty lying to them, knowing that some day they would find out that their beloved whoever wasn't real and be broken-hearted. How the Tooth Fairy wormed her way into my children's lives and has held us captive for years, with the pressure of sneaking into their dark rooms to swap out cash for teeth- without kicking toys across the hardwood floors and waking them- is beyond me. I think it was probably one of those things that wasn't even on our radar until our oldest suddenly lost her first tooth and we were so excited that we blurted out, “THIS IS GOING TO BE GREAT!!! THE TOOTH FAIRY WILL COME TONIGHT AND BRING YOU MONEY FOR THAT!!!” After which we turned to each other and mouthed, “Why in the world did I just say that? Stupid, stupid stupid…!”
Regardless, the Tooth Fairy has been a tradition in our home on a regular basis for about 4 years now…and she's no more adept at not kicking loud toys across the room today than she was 4 years ago. You know…just in case you were wondering. I have, in the past, searched for ways to make this a more educational experience (since we are breaking our own self-imposed rules), but no dice. There just isn't a whole lot out on the market to make this more than just a fun game.
Cue Teeth Fairies- A Baby Teeth Tradition! This adorable little story, which is accompanied by a plush, colorful Tooth Fairy doll, and housed in the MOST adorable gift box set, was written by Ingrid Bencosme in response to her desire to make the Tooth Fairy experience more fun and educational for her daughter. In this modern twist on the classic premise, the Tooth Fairy in training (she isn't a full Tooth Fairy until her child looses their first tooth) keeps watch from different locations throughout the house to make sure that the child she is assigned to is taking care of his or her teeth and eating healthy, while reporting back to the Head Tooth Fairy. Super cute and fun, although whether or not I will remember to switch her location daily is anyone's guess!
Teeth Fairies- A Baby Teeth Tradition gift set is available February 20, 2015 and can be purchased on Amazon. Bonus- a portion of the set's proceeds will be donated to the non-profit Communities in Schools!