Sunday, March 23, 2014

Lola lost something...

About 11:30 am on Friday, I got interrupted at work with a text from Lola's preschool teacher. 
I open the text and see this picture...
My heart sank, but at the same time I was so happy. I was so excited for Lola , it took all of me not to drop everything and leave work to head straight to their preschool and give this girl a squeeze. But, I took a moment, and realized even though I am one of those moms, I had to contain myself. Of course, I texted right back and said "if Lola wanted to call me I would have my phone by my side." See Lola was pretty upset to begin with because though she lost her tooth, she had no idea where her tooth was. I guess the whole preschool was on the hunt for Lola's tooth. After all this was the first lost tooth this preschool has ever experienced. I guess Lola's preschool teacher has never had a student loose their tooth at preschool. It was a novelty for sure and Lola was a little celebrity for the day. But no such luck, we never found her tooth. 

...And so it begins the adventures of the tooth fairy... 

Lola's bottom two teeth have been pretty wiggly for about three weeks now and Ellie has one wiggly tooth too. I felt pressure to get their tooth fairy pillows made… and quickly. The girls wanted to pick out their own material and trim and together we made the pillows. Now I am no expert sewer, but the girls loved their pillows, complete with a perfect size tooth pocket. 

But we had no tooth to tuck into the pocket… so we had to do the next best thing and write a letter to the tooth fairy explaining our situation in hopes she would still stop in for a visit. 
The letter read "Dear Tooth Fairy, I lost my first tooth and I don't know where it is. I think it is in my belly. I hope you will leave me a treat anyway. Love, Lola"

With much excitement Lola tucked the letter in the pocket of her tooth fairy pillow and put it under her pillow. 

 Good night my sweet toothless Lola, I hope your fairy dreams come true!

To our surprise the Tooth Fairy wrote Lola a letter back. Her name is Chanter and she was very understanding of our situation. Chanter, Lola's tooth fairy,  left her a treat despite having no tooth in return. She left our sweet Lola this note along with a crisp dollar bill and some very special "fairy dust."
This is how it came, all wrapped up and tucked  into Lola tooth fairy pillow pocket. 

The next morning, Tony and I heard pounding foot steps just after sunrise. Lola comes charging into our room, jumps on our bed, and shares with us what the tooth fairy brought. She was so happy! These moments are priceless, simple joys of parenthood. 
We love Lola's new smile! 

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