Monday, January 21, 2013

MLK Jr. Day and the Tooth Fairy!

Uber cute!  This morning as Kaylee and I were watching Obama's Inauguration celebration I can overhear Tim talking to Dominic about why today is a "stay-home day", who MLK Jr. was, and why he is significant.  Tim tells D that people were mean to Martin Luther King Jr. because of the color of his skin.. to which Dominic says "That's not nice" and after some thought then goes to "check the color" of his skin in a mirror.  Good conversation to have regardless of skin color... particularly as D is aware of the difference in skin color.  He once told me (this was quite a few months ago) that Mommy has a peach face and Daddy has a brown face.  *love*

On another note... my little man is growing up!  Tonight, just after dinner D came to me and said, "Mom, my tooth is loose!"  I asked him to show me and sure enough, his front bottom right tooth wiggled!  This is a first in this house.. his first loose baby tooth.  And oh, how excited am I to play the Tooth Fairy (all things magical are BIG in our house)!  So... here we go, researching (via Pinterest) some Tooth Fairy ideas... Here are some I like:

Tooth Fairy Pillow shaped like a tooth--white, teal, blue, green -girl
This is a tooth pillow from Etsy shop memeandsaysay.

This is a tooth pillow from Etsy shop BoutiqueVintage72.

Or this DIY Tooth Pillow from Making Life Whimsical.

And another DIY tooth pillow from At Home in the Northwest.

Or if you don't want to do a tooth pillow these are incredibly cute!  Repurposed (and I love repurposed stuff) altoid tins to hold the tooth.  These are by Emily Giovanni.

Take a picture of your child while they are sleeping after they lost a tooth. Then, go to this website where they'll put the "tooth fairy" in the picture with them! Very cute. I'll have to remember this one day!
There is also the website Capture the Magic where you upload your photo and add a tooth Fairy to the picture... but it costs about $10 for 3 photos.  

I also like this idea: glitter sprayed Tooth Fairy money by Ten Kids and a Dog.

A free printable letter from the Tooth Fairy from Making Life Whimsical.

Out of coincidence a couple of weeks ago we read the book Tooth Fairy by Audrey Wood... and with discovering his tooth loose tonight he asked to read the book again tonight before bedtime.  

Anyhow... I need to start preparing.. that tooth is going to come out soon and Dominic is expecting a visit from the Tooth Fairy!  I think I'm going to make him a tooth pillow, the Tooth Fairy $, and a letter from the Tooth Fairy... I love being the Tooth Fairy!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for featuring our letter and pillow! So sweet of you! Have a whimsical day!
    Amy and Michaela