When I was a little girl I was always into fantasy and magic. I would love being read stories about King Arthur and his magician friend Merlin and I kinda lived in a fairy tale world. It’s no wonder I love to play fantasy games and magic cards today.
I remember when I was about 5 or 6 and lost a tooth, my mother would always say: “Put it under your pillow and the Tooth Fairy will come”. I naturally started asking her questions about the Tooth Fairy(Since I totally believed in this magical creature), and was told that it was a beautiful and magical fairy who would remove my tooth from under my pillow while I was sleeping and replace it with money.
Now, after hearing this I thought I had died and gone to Heaven.I was soooo excited. Truth be told I could hardly even fall asleep, I kept looking every 10 minutes under my pillow to see if I had been left my treasure of gold.
Well, the next morning, I woke up, rubbed the sleep from my eyes and quickly removed my pillow. Sure enough, there it was, a bright and shiny quarter. I was smiling from ear to ear. I was just disappointed that I never actually saw this beautiful and magical creature.
I went to school that day and told a girlfriend of mine the wonderful thing that just happened. I told her that I had received a quarter and that I was gonna buy as much candy as I could with it. She in turn revealed that she too had lost a tooth and had received a dollar. Well, this wasn’t sittin’ right with me now. Why had I gotten a quarter when she got a dollar? I would go home and ask my mom.
Once again my mom did what every loving parent would do…SHE LIED. She told me that the Tooth Fairy may have( had a losing streak at the Casino and just ran out of money), No… actually she said it was my “starter” tooth and that I would get more as I lost more teeth. I bought that and went happily on my way.
It wasn’t until about 8 teeth later that I found out that my mother was actually the Tooth Fairy. What a let down. My mother wasn’t beautiful OR magical. I just got to thinking about her, and this story just came to mind. Funny isn’t it, the things you remember as a kid. She has been gone now for 4 years and this thought just happened to pop into my head…I just thought I would share it with all of you.
I just wanted you to know mom that you may not have been the most beautiful mom on the planet, or even magical, but that didn’t matter. You had your faults, but you TRIED your best. I offer this post up to you mom, I miss you. Kisses!!!!!!!
P.S. Funny Post tomorrow…Promise!!!