when do you stop the tooth-in-the-shoe ritual?
when your 12.5 year old baby gets too old to believe in the tooth fairy?
(i photoshopped these teeth to remove the bloody bits - for you cheryl!)
when his shoe is longer than my hand?
when the dentist extracts 2 baby molars, and he takes the discomfort without a fuss? (i was so proud of him!)
or when he puts notes in his shoe, to negotiate rates with the tooth fairy?
the note says:
tooth 1 R 5
tooth 2 R 5
+ R10 because they were forcefully removed.
of the R20 he asked for, he got R16,85, because that's all the tooth fairy had available.
just for the record, he has not believed in the tooth fairy for years, but we still go through the ritual every time. he only has one more baby tooth left. and yes, the writing on the note is very untidy! but there were no spelling mistakes...
in november 2006, when he was 10.5 years old, he wrote this note:
dear tooth mouse
can you please go into my stomach and fetch a tooth that i swallowed.
thank you. sean
imagine. a tooth mouse in your stomach. needless to say, i do not have that tooth saved with the others. i think some sewer rat got it...
you can see my blog post about my oldest son, francois' tooth fairy story here.
jacki janse van rensburg - SCRAPPIN TIMES scrapbook shop, benoni, gauteng, south africa