Theories about the Tooth Fairy

Sophie's letter to the Tooth Fairy

Sophie has a loose tooth for the first time in more than a year. She talks about the Tooth Fairy on and off, but things kicked into high gear last night. That’s when Sophie decided to write the Tooth Fairy a letter and began expounding on her theories related to how the Tooth Fairy knows when a kid is about to lose a tooth. (Hint: Satellite monitoring is involved.)

“Dear Tooth Fairy,” she wrote. “I finaly have a lose tooth! I love you. love, Sophie. P.S. It’s rilly wigly.” (Fun spelling preserved here for your enjoyment. Please note that the Tooth Fairy sports a side ponytail. It’s the height of fashion.)

I couldn’t resist shooting a mini-interview with Sophie in which I asked her to explain her theories.

The Tooth Fairy didn’t visit last night (I happen to know she was exhausted and fell asleep while watching a movie), but that didn’t phase this 7-year-old. She’s confident that a combination of heavy rain and lowered blinds kept the Tooth Fairy from collecting her note.

Tonight will be different!

Here’s the video:

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Health report on the kiddos

We had a big day yesterday!

Charlotte’s annual checkup went super-smoothly. She is 41 1/4 inches tall, which is the 100th percentile. She weighs 36 pounds, which is the 90th percentile. A big girl, for sure! The pediatrician said she’s on track to be 5-foot-10 one day, though I think there must be something wrong with the chart. There’s nothing like an annual exam to make a mom stop and compare her children. I’d say Charlotte’s probably ahead of Sophie at this age on the gross motor skills side of things, but a bit behind her big sis on “academic” skills. Charlotte knows all her shapes and colors and most of the numbers from 0-9, but she shows little interest in the alphabet so far.

Sophie, meanwhile, had a visit from the Tooth Fairy last night. She lost her third tooth, but it was a biggie: the first of her top front teeth to come out. Mrs. G., a teacher’s aide in Sophie’s kindergarten class, pulled the tooth after lunch with a paper towel. The Tooth Fairy was caught by surprise and did not have her usual supply of golden dollar coins available. Instead, Sophie received a Hello Kitty bracelet and necklace set, Hello Kitty push-up crayons and a fancy T-shirt with ballet slippers on it. Sophie’s reaction: “The Tooth Fairy is so kind!” What a kid!