{milestones} a visit from the tooth fairy

Reece has been working on a loose tooth for a few weeks now.

hanging by a thread

Last week it started hanging by a thread.

I was sure that the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy would bump into eachother at our house on Saturday night.

Once the tooth was really wiggly, Reece didn’t want it to fall out.

Yesterday, on his way in from the car after he was picked up from school, he pulled the tooth out.

He came inside, excited, but also a little sad.

it's out

He didn’t want to pull his tooth out.

I had ordered some adorable tooth pillows from a local Portland mom who has a fabulous etsy shop…go check it out!

tooth pillow and note

We made a tiny little envelope to put his tooth in and put it in the little pocket for the Tooth Fairy.

fairy dust

This morning, we found that she left a tiny little note, one dollar, and some fairy dust on Reece’s pillow.

We got ready for school as usual and, as I do every Wednesday morning, I asked Reece what he would like to take for sharing.

I thought for sure that he would want to take his pillow with the fairy dust and note to school for sharing, but he ran upstairs crying and said he didn’t want to go to school.

After finally getting the kids into the car and on our way to school, I asked Reece why he was so upset.

He told me that he really didn’t want to lose his tooth.

He didn’t want to share what he got from the tooth fairy.

He didn’t want to talk about it at school.

He wanted me to tell his teacher and ask her not to mention it.

So, I did.

It’s almost like he is mourning the loss of his tooth.

He is such a sensitive kid sometimes.

I love that about him.

home is…mourning the loss of a tooth.

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