I was very excited to find out that my daughters 2 bottom teeth are loose and getting ready to fall out!
My daughter: Not so much!
As I am rambling about how exciting it is that her first tooth is coming out and that means she is becoming a big girl. I then asked her if she knew what else happens after her tooth falls out? She said “no.” I said the tooth fairy comes for a visit!
Well with that my daughter cocks her head to the side and she gives me the “the look.” I should have known what was coming next…but…of course still being in mommy mode and forgetting that I am talking to MY daughter I ask what…and then the following conversation takes place:
My daughter: Mommy how does she know?
Me: how does who know?
My daughter: the tooth fairy
Me: know what?
My daughter: When my tooth falls out?
Me (look of shock and confusion and stuck for a response): she just knows
My daughter: But how?
Me (not knowing how to respond): remember when you were watching brother bear and he lost a tooth and the tooth fairy came while he was sleeping and left him money? Its like that.
My daughter: (head tilts again, eyebrow raised): Mom…that’s a cartoon!
Me: (just confused and still not coming up with anything good for that one)
My daughter: Well...
Me: (in my angry..yet very frustrated mom tone, trying to regain control this situation): She just knows..she’s a fairy!
My daughter: (eyeroll) Yeah…well…. we will see!
And turns and walks away from me. Leaving me stuck & confused & questioning the following:
- How old is she really?
- What kid questions the tooth fairy, especially when there is money involved
- Then fear…is she going to be that kid that realizes early that Santa Clause doesn’t exist and then tell all her friends??!!! OMG I really hope not! I would be completely mortified!!!!
I love that my daughter is independent and thinks for herself and questions the things that don’t make sense, but I wish sometimes that she would just be a 4 year old kid. It is really draining to have rational conversations at times with a 4 year old. We try to keep them young, but they want to just grow up and question the things around them. I guess in the end it will serve her a great purpose in life..but right now…I just to be a mommy to a 4 year old.