One more painful extraction and it is time for the Tooth Fairy to pay a visit! When I was young, did I ever believe in fairies myself? But for my daughter, I make sure she believes in Santa and Tooth fairy and any other Fairy Godmothers who are kind enough to visit our heaven.
The Tooth Fairy worked well to get her excited about the extraction the first couple of times, but now the charm is kind of wearing off. Then why do I do it? A couple of more years and I am sure the factual world out there is going to prove to her that fairies and angels don’t exist. But before reality can touch her, I want to give her a chance to dream, to believe that miracles happen, that fairies visit us in early hours of dawn and that anything is possible.
Tooth fairy doesn’t just mean a small gift granted in return for a tiny tooth. Tooth fairy, to me, symbolizes the power of belief, the reason to make right choices knowing they will be rewarded, the strength to be brave even when it is painful and above all the knowledge that we are all taken care of.
I hope that even when she grows out of believing in fairies, she will still remember what they symbolize and it will give her the strength to believe and continue to make the right choices in life.