Have you ever seen the tooth fairy? I haven’t but I’ve heard her. I lost my second front tooth (on top) and couldn’t wait to see how much money I would get the next morning. I was so excited I couldn’t go to sleep. I was laying on my side facing the wall when I heard someone tiptoeing into my room. “It’s her!” I thought. “Just turn around and you’ll see her.” but I was too scared. I felt her hand reach under my pillow, pull out my tooth, then replace it with a coin. She quietly tiptoed back out.
It took a few minutes before I was brave enough to turn around, reach under my pillow for the money, and turn on my light. I was so excited to receive a whole quarter that night that I ran downstairs to show my parents. They were visiting with my grandparents in the living room. I told them the whole tale of hearing the tooth fairy come into my room and feeling her hand reach under my pillow.
My grandfather made me smile to show my missing teeth. He then went to the kitchen cupboard, pulled out some chiclet gum and took me to the mirror. “Smile again,” he told me, “and I’ll put these in where your missing teeth are so you can see what you’ll look like when your big teeth grow in.”
|(Walter Matthau in Dennis the Menace)|
What I want to know is, how did he know they would really be that big?
(ages 8 & 9, why was I wearing the same exact shirt in both pictures?)
It’s a good thing I’ve kind of grown into them. Kinda.