I met my tooth fairy after the first tooth dropped out. With each new tooth, the faith in the fairy grows stronger with the daughter. I already began to fear, whether it is worth keeping this faith in her fairy tale, or did she hint that there is no magic here?
For some reason it always seemed to me that children can only blindly believe in Santa Claus. But they will not believe in the Tooth Fairy – this name sounds very unnatural. In fact, it was with Santa Claus that we didn’t have much to do with it. Perhaps because it comes once a year and by the next New Year the child forgets about this character.
But the teeth fall out much more often. Moreover, the Tooth Fairy has long been the subject of conversations in the kindergarten: to whom what it brought and in what quantity. The daughter reacted with restraint to the first tooth. I was delighted, of course, with money, but I was surprised, not more. After the second tooth seriously prepared for the visit of the fairies.
She placed under the pillow not only a tooth, but also a picture painted specially for her: the sorceress flies to visit us, where a milk tooth is waiting for her under the pillow. Here is the lack of pictures for the morning under the pillow led the child in indescribable delight! Respect the fairy attention, took the picture!
How many conversations followed then that the fairy liked her drawing! In the garden, all the children ears buzzed. And in the evening, with indignation, she told me how Sema argued to her that there was no fairy. After all, you could not put money under the pillow, you slept!
Such sincerity of emotions slightly hurt my conscience. Is it worth it to mislead the child?
Magic be! Or not?
I after all so diligently cover all the tracks. It is a pity to throw out the drawings, but so that the child doesn’t find them by chance, I’ll still tear and throw them away. True, I put my teeth in a special bag. I myself do not know why, but it does not raise a hand to throw them away. I do not even know what to say if the daughter finds him.
And yet I compromised with my conscience. After all, sooner or later the child will grow up and the truth about the fairy, one way or another, will open. For now let him enjoy the moment of magic. At least, it gives her a lot of positive emotions and a huge scope for fantasy.
In addition, milk teeth will end one day. The theme with the fairy will fade into the background and most likely will be forgotten. Therefore, the truth once discovered will not be shocking.
Although, I remember, in school, the teacher told me that her eldest daughter before graduating class believed in Santa Claus. Until her neighbor revealed the truth. But, I think, at this age, parting with a fairy tale is easier than at six and a half.
Do you fool your child with fairy tales?