A Little Bit of Magic

Last night while you were tucked in fast asleep, my dear

I polished a silver dish for you to keep, my dear

Your baby teeth, proof of the passage of time, my dear

With each loss of a tooth you are little less mine, I fear

The tooth fairy on gossamer wings she flies, my love

Old she may be but so very wise, my love

To take from you but to give in return, my love

A new rite of passage for which your heart yearns, my dove

~Shoes On The Wrong Feet~

Early this morning at 12:43 Cody woke us up to inform us that his tooth has fallen out.   He was worried that the tooth fairy would take his tooth (he wants to keep them.)  I told him that since it was past midnight, the tooth fairy had already finished her rounds and was back in that magical place called FairyLand.  We have plans to write her a note asking her to leave the tooth and maybe a little surprise when she visits him tonight.  I am guessing she will.

Loose Tooth Collage

Cody it seems only yesterday that you got your first baby tooth.  How can it be that you are done with it so soon?

Tooth Hole

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I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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21 Responses to A Little Bit of Magic

  1. Oh the tooth fairy–weren’t you at my house just yesterday?

  2. mimijk says:

    Our tooth fairy was named Brunhilda (because that’s what my sister and I were told when we were growing up)..she wrote a rhyme for each tooth and put that under the pillow along with some money…And tonight we celebrate my baby’s 28th birthday. Surreal, huh?

  3. Such a sweet time- love the poem. It made me nostalgic. Even though my 12-year-old is still losing teeth I ruined the tooth fairy for him – there’s no going back after that.

    • shoes says:

      Thank you, I am not really one for writing poetry as I worry about my rhyming bordering on silly, but it was fun and turned out nicely. Cody and Carter are into the tooth fairy a lot. Now they want to go visit her in Fairy Land. 🙂

  4. oh, for the days of the tooth fairy instead of the dentist

  5. thesubterraneanworld says:

    This is so beautiful 🙂
    Have a great life ahead .

  6. Nancy says:

    So sweet! I love the poem. It brought tears to my eyes. Our little ones are growing up too fast. My daughter keeps saying that she has a loose tooth (she doesn’t), and I just don’t know how to express to her that she shouldn’t rush through these wonderful years. (I know that’s what kids do. There’s no stopping it. It just makes me sad and makes me wish I could impart some knowledge to her that would make her want to remain a little girl just a little bit longer.)

    • shoes says:

      Thanks. I was a bit nervous about posting a poem as it is not really my thing but it was fun to play around with.

      Carter, like your daughter, has been running around trying to wiggle his teeth, so much wanting to be grown up like his brother. I remember as a child wanting the time to pass more quickly so I could do more, be more, grow up. Little did I know I was doing and being so much already at that young age. Youth – so fleeting.

      Oh, and on a random note I thought about you today when I ran out of M&M’s while making M&M cookies and had to substitute Smarties from your fair country. Mmmmm…

  7. Jodi Stone says:

    I love the tooth fairy, once upon a time (before inflation) I woke up to find my tooth and a nickle under my pillow, I woke up a second time to find another nickle and my tooth under my pillow. When I woke up in the morning I had 15 cents and no tooth. She was clever that one. 🙂 She snuck under my pillow not just once, but three times!!

    • shoes says:

      Hehehe, a very clever one indeed. Our tooth fairy has a few tricks up her sleeve as well that I am looking forward to reporting soon.

  8. Jeni says:

    “How can it be that you are done with it soon?” That choked me up a little bit, I’m not gonna lie.

    • shoes says:

      It choked me up a little as well. I laid awake in bed the night the tooth fairy came and thought about how Cody’s smile will be forever changed with the loss of his first tooth.
      Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

  9. Such a fun and adorable stage. My son lost one tooth so far and he got so excited about the toothfairy and all. He said he’ll gait a treasure for every tooth.

    • shoes says:

      Cody has lost one and has another loose one already. He received a gold $1 coin, a small silver dish with lid in which to store his teeth (he wants to keep them), and a fairy dust glittered letter from the tooth fairy herself. I hope to write a post about it in the coming week, if time permits.
      It is such fun to see him getting engrossed in the magic of the tooth fairy. So, so sweet. A treasure for every tooth – I love it!

  10. Hetterbell says:

    Aw, that is so sweet that Cody wants to keep it. I loved your poem, it was very evocative. 🙂

    • shoes says:

      It is pretty cute. He has his silver dish on his bedside table with his two baby teeth inside. Glad you like the poem. I wasn’t sure how well it would go over since I had never posted one before.

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