I have been away on business and Monday evening, I received a text from Pat delivering the news that Sarah lost her first tooth.
My heart sank because I missed it......
I wasn't there to witness it and what made me feel even worse, was knowing I was not going to be home to play tooth-fairy.....or to see her face first thing in the morning when she discovered the money under her pillow.
I called home and spoke to her and got to hear all of the details. She cried through dinner because her tooth was hurting but she would not let Pat near her mouth to pull it. I guess after dinner and some continuous wiggling back and forth with her tongue, it popped out. She was excited and they sent me an IPhone photo of her itty bitty tooth and then another one of her new smile.
Before I hung up, I made Pat promise me that he would not fall asleep without putting that money under the pillow and as always, he said, "Don't worry, I have it under control".
I was up late. I always have a hard time falling asleep when I am staying in a hotel by myself. I was watching TV and it was about 11pm and another text came through. It was Pat again and this time he was telling me that the "Tooth-Fairy" wrote Sarah a letter:
Good Morning Princess Sarah,
Here are six quarters,
one for each year of your life.
Use them for something fun,
or save them for something nice.
Your tooth is beautiful, but not very white;
please brush your teeth daily, morning noon and night.
You are very special to me and I will look after you as best I can;
Listen to your mom and dad, as they are my helping hands.
I'm sorry I couldn't stay for when you awake.
But do know that I love you, and hope I will be near you,
for every toothache.
Is he good or what?
Seriously, this one earns him Dad of the year!
It was so very sweet it made me want to cry....and here I was doubting him.
He typed it out on the computer and added some clip art he found by googling "tooth-fairy".
As you could imagine, Sarah was super excited when she woke up to find the money and the letter.
I got home after 7pm last night and as soon as I walked through the door she ran over to show me her new improved smile along with the letter that was left for her this morning:)
We took a quick picture to document the occasion, even if we are a day late.
After that it was time to empty my suitcase and get rid of all the business attire and repack my bag with beachwear!!
Right now we are on our way to Cape Cod and should have our feet in the sand by noon.
Have a wonderful week everyone....... be back soon and I am sure I will have plenty of photos to share!