One of the things I've dreaded about being a Mom is when Allison found out about Santa, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy. Since I stress honesty to her, my fear was that once she found out the truth she would be mad at me for not telling the truth or she would wonder what else I lied to her about.
The truth all came out and it started with the Tooth Fairy.
On October 3rd of this year, Allison came home from school and told me she had a loose tooth. I looked at it and it was only about 1/2 way loose. I figured the Tooth Fairy had some time to get some things together. She complained a little later about it hurting so I gave her some pain medication and she went to bed.
Fast forward to the next morning at about 5:30 am. I was in the living room and Allison came down and went to lay on the couch. I asked her how her tooth was and she said "Good, because it came out last night." That little stinker worked on it until it came out!
I panicked! I asked her what she did with it. She said she put it in a glass of water on her nightstand. (Our tradition is to put it in the water and the Tooth Fairy comes and removes it and sprinkles glitter into the glass and around her room. The color of the glitter signifies what color her dress is that she is wearing.) I asked her what the Tooth Fairy left her and she said she forgot to look. I told her that I was going up to take a shower and when I'm done, I will call her up and we will look together. She said, okay. Thank goodness! It bought me some time! I ran down to the basement and grabbed a pink leopard change purse I had bought for her Christmas stocking and threw two dollars in it and put it under her pillow.
When I called her up and she went to see what the Tooth Fairy left her, she was so thrilled! But then she asked me if was it me or the Tooth Fairy that put it under her pillow. I asked her what she thought. She said that I wouldn't have had time to go out last night and buy the change purse. She also added that I hate glitter. She then dropped it and so did I.
We continued to get ready for school and work and then went downstairs to make breakfast. As I was making breakfast, she brought it up again. I look at her in her eyes asked her "Are you asking me if the Tooth Fairy is real or not?" She replied, "Yes." My response was, "Are you sure you want to know?"
She then screamed, "I knew it!" and then said. "Santa too?"
I said, "Yes and you might as well throw the Easter Bunny in there too."
At this point I was ready for her to flip out about me telling the lies.
I told her that she had just crossed over and now knows the magic between a Mother and a child.
I asked her if she was mad at me for not telling her the truth. Her response was, "Heck NO, I can't wait to do it for my kids!"
Whew! I immediately knew I was off the hook for not telling the truth! Woo hoo!
And just because I like pictures on blog posts, here is a picture of Allison when she was 5 1/2 with Santa. Wasn't she just the cutest thing?