I have found myself having conversations with a five year old that I did not think I would have until she was a teenager.
- I promise it happens to everyone.
- I don't know when it will happen but I promise one day it will.
- Everyone's body is different.
- No, sweetheart, you have not been forgotten.
I keep reminding her that she was three weeks shy of her first birthday before she even got her first baby tooth. I think it will be a while before she loses them. It does not comfort her. In fact, none of my words have comforted her.
I never expected anyone to get a broken heart over her teeth falling out. Well, technically, not falling out.
In an attempt to distract her, I set about making a Tooth Fairy door. I found this idea on a blog link up, it was from Nest of Posies and I have had it pinned for a super long time. I loved it. I was just waiting for the right time.
Growing up most kids in my school placed their tooth under their pillow. My Momma, however, always had us put our teeth in a glass of water. In the morning when we woke, the tooth fairy had swapped out the tooth for a coin. I carried this tradition on with The Boy when he was little. But with The Short Chic I wanted to try something different.
Making this little Fairy Door is easy. I visited the miniature section at my local Hobby Lobby. I purchased a door, house numbers, a door handle and key, a door knocker, and paint. I used two different shades of pink. I mixed the paint together and painted the door. I really disliked the color of the door, so I also picked up some glitter spray paint to put on top.
Most of the miniature accessories come in gold so I spray painted them black. I glued a wall hanger on the back so that we could hang it up.
I know as soon as the next friend loses a tooth we will once again visit the "Why Me's." In the meantime, we have a magical door that will open when the time is right. The Short Chic is appeased. For now.