Loose Tooth Adventure

22 November 2011
                                                         This is from mmmcrafts blog.


So today my son who is 5 years old lost his first tooth. This en-turn comes out to be a craft adventure with the discussion on why we lose our baby teeth and who the tooth fairy is and what she does. It's a very looong discussion with a 5 year old!

Son: Mom my tooth is wiggly
Me: Let me see, Wow it is loose. Quit playing with it, so you don't lose it.
About an hour later...I think?

Son: Mom, Mom, my tooth my tooth
Me: I told you not to play with it, you want me too pull it out, or pawpaw?
Son: with tears streaming down his face, no mom you do it.
Me: why me?Trying not to laugh...
Son: Because I love you!
Me: Let me get pawpaw to help me.


Another hour later....or so it seems!


1...2...3 out comes the tooth.


Now for the fun part of pulling out fabric, quilt batting, sewing machine and ribbon. So the discussion with a 5 year old on fabric choices was great. It ended up being happy bees flying in the sky. The tooth pillow has 2 types of blue ribbons, and a pocket that had to be there and where he wanted it. Then further discussion on the tooth fairy and how she knows about him losing his tooth and where will it be and can she find it.


So about 2 hours later or so it seems, we had the pattern printed, fabric cut out, quilt batting cut out, sewing machine set up and all. Son is right there watching me do everything falling in love with the quilt batting (note to self...HIDE the batting), pinning, then sewing, ribbon picking and all.


Then it was story time with daddy. Reading the thanksgiving story as he is telling us about his tooth and how he loves the tooth fairy...as you can tell he's really a sensitive child. I finish the tooth fairy pillow, hang it in his room show him where his tooth is in the pocket.


So I hang it on his dresser with an office clip and listen to him tell me that he can't close his eyes in the dark cos he's waiting for the tooth fairy. I go in as any parent would took the tooth and put his cash in the pocket of the tooth pillow. I had to try soooo hard not to laugh cos there he was asleep sitting up waiting for the tooth fairy.


I am so glad that I got to share this with him. I love these little moments with my son. They grow up so fast! I hope you enjoy this small moment of non-chaos.


http://mmmcrafts.blogspot.com/2009/02/tooth-pillow-revisited.html


Great craft site and freebie patterns too!

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