Now we are six...

...it was bound to happen sooner or later, but I would have rathered the later than the sooner. I had mixed feelings about this little tooth falling out. Delighted by her excitement at losing a tooth, but as she took one big step away from being a small child and a giant leap towards being a big kid, I felt more than a pang of nostalgia for my long gone little one.

But it did provide the opportunity to start a new family tradition, which made me happy. I sewed a little pillow, inspired by Soule Mama, with a tiny pocket for the tooth. I've also been enjoying a book by Susan Perrow, who tells a story of the tooth fairy leaving small gifts like feathers and pebbles for her children. Elsa was filled with wonder and delight at receiving a small diamante jewel from the tooth fairy. There's magic in that, from which I can also take comfort for this inevitable rite of passage.

9 comments:

  1. uh-oh, she's not real little anymore. Understand your sadness but remember the excitement of leaving my tooth out for the fairy x

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  2. ohhh, certainly a rite of passage.I've seen the tooth pillows - very sweet.
    I have a five year old who is desperate to lose a tooth....but thinks it will NEVER happen!

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  3. Such a great idea - such a cute shot.. So sad, but definitely full of wonder and excitement.

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  4. What a lovely idea the tooth pillow!



    Thanks for the link..:)

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  5. I think it's lovely to leave something special other than money. My mum kept all our little teeth and put them together in a little vase on the dresser, we found them much later it was quite sweet.

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  6. How sweet and sad in that sweet/sad way that I didn't really understand until I had Minnie...

    Minnie reads too much 'Charlie and Lola' and had been waiting for some time for a loose tooth. Given she just turned 3, I hope we are a long way off.

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  7. Wow - it seems like yesterday I was posting a package to you for the birth. A tooth, A fairy and A jewel spectacular way to start the year. love ing

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  8. Awwwwww, Hatty Dirtday!
    Lose of teeth, a very big deal! XXxx

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  9. Happy 6 Birthday! Beautiful portraits.

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