Monday, June 28, 2010

Secrets of the Tooth Fairy, REVEALED

The Brief: I have some questions for the tooth fairy:
   1) People think you're small.  Are you small?
   2) Do you wear clothes?
   3) What's your name?
   4) Are you really a fairy or just a magic person?
   That's it.  Here's a drawing of me holding this note and a tooth.


The Response from the Tooth Fairy:



The Critique: I'm beginning to wonder if parents might leave these things...
Job Status: Under Review
The Backstory: TAD lost a tooth recently

16 comments:

Holly said...

When I was TAD's age, I wrote to the tooth fairy, too. She wrote back with tiny handwriting and accidentally left behind her pencil (also small). I still have the note somewhere, although I later realized that the tooth fairy's handwriting looked suspiciously like my mother's.

Katie said...

When my daughter was 6, she stormed into the kitchen and confronted her dad and I. "Tell the truth! Are YOU guys really Santa Claus?" We looked at each other in horror: we always told her the truth and now was the awful moment. Well, she became hysterical and there was no comforting her. Later, she stormed back into the kitchen, eyes swollen and said, "Fine! Fine! You're really Santa Claus. BUT TELL ME THE TRUTH. Are YOU guys really the Tooth Fairy?" There was no hesitation this time. "No! No! The Tooth Fairy is REAL!"

Bill Z said...

yeah I feel the same way - I really dislike lying to kids about santa claus etc, but I have a soft spot for the tooth fairy. And the bottle fairy.

Maren said...

My mom still has a note I left under my pillow (along with the tooth, so I could still be compensated of course) that includes the phrase "I KNOW IT'S YOU MOM."

TAD reminds me of my young self in many ways. :)

Jenn L. said...

I found out the TRUTH when I was 7. I was looking for something in my dad's desk and came across a little container with all my old teeth in it. (Some people may find that gross but now that I am grown, I think it is sweet) For some reason I didn't connect the Tooth Fairy with Santa for another year or so.

I'm sure he doesn't still have those teeth, but it wouldn't surprise me if he does.

brigid said...

We're really just interested in the cash over here.

grimaud50 said...

I really like that the tooth fairy says she is small "and fully dressed."

Very funny!

ann said...

I just love that the tooth fairy's teeth are so in need of dentistry.
Ma

Rita said...

Now I'm curious to know more secrets of the tooth fairy! :)

the Drunken Housewife said...

I ran across your book today at a bookstore, and my children roared and roared at it. Ten year-old Iris said, "That is the funniest book I have ever read." Happiness and family harmony prevailed... until we went out to the car, where Iris and her little sister, Lola, got into a vicious fight over who is funniest, the Tiny Art Director or seven year-old Lola. Tears were shed.

My daughters are also often bloodthirsty, and I write deadpan about their antics and sayings on my blog. Then people write comments or send me emails suggesting I get psychological intervention because clearly something is Really, Really Wrong with little girls who would run around pretending they are drinking blood or stabbing each other.

Bill Z said...

drunken housewife - I feel we are kindred spirits. i will read your blog.

the Drunken Housewife said...

We are in the same boat, definitely, with these bloodthirsty, beautiful little princess daughters. I blogged today about the "Tiny Art Director" book & our experiences with it at the store. cheers, the DH

Toemailer said...

I still don't know how I managed to remove their tooth from underneath their pillows and replace it with a treat, without waking them up but I did and kept them believing in it until they had lost all their teeth, lol. It was magical for them and so much fun for me!

Tara Fuselli said...

The tooth fairy at our house is lazy, forgetful and our children are growing frustrated. 2-3 days in a row at tooth time we hear their painful mantra: 'Mom! The tooth fairy forgot. AGAIN.' Me: 'Oh no! She diiiiid? I'm sure she was just busy. Or tied up somewhere. With...lots of teeth.' Kids:(stomping out of the room) 'She better come tonight.' They've perfected eyerolls.

Mel Muir said...

Bit late to the conversation, but I've just found TAD and have had such a laugh tracking back! Re teeth and fairies - when I was TAD's age, one of my first teeth came out and I was giving it a nice clean in the bathroom, ready for the tooth fairy, when it popped out of my hand and went down the toilet. I was distraught at not being able to put it under my pillow, but the next morning I cam downstairs and guess where my coin was?!

Anonymous said...

The tooth fairy is real :)

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