So last week, this happened:
For once this was a legit accident not caused by running or jumping or launching his body through the time space continuum… Oliver was playing his train whistle when he tripped and knocked the wooden whistle into his front tooth. One x-ray later confirmed that the tooth was broken and needed to go sayonara.
Thankfully he wasn’t in too much pain for the week until we could get in with the oral surgeon.
News flash… so when they say sedation what they really mean is hallucinogen. I’ve seen the YouTube videos so knew oral surgery was synonymous with viral video; luckily Oliver only spoke of the monkeys. (You haven’t lived until you’ve seen this video, by the way…)
We’ve been sitting on the tooth for a couple of days now because Oliver’s not so sure he wants to give it up to the ol’ tooth fairy. Finally, he came around. In anticipation of this milestone occasion, I pulled up some ideas on Pinterest and landed on this SUPER simple but very cute little project. I had all the materials in my craft closet and it only took a few minutes of work plus some time for the glue to dry!
I cut a strip of felt and used embroidery thread to stitch the edges.
Then I cut out a tooth shape, glued it on and embellished with googly eyes and some fabric paint.
I love me some rick rack so I added a strip of that across the top of the pocket. Finally, I glued on a strip of felt so that the pocket could hang on the doorknob. (Much easier for the tooth fairy to retrieve her treasure when it’s not wedged down a sleeping child’s pajamas.)
Oh, and I glued on a mini-clothes pin in case anyone ever wants to leave a note for the tooth fairy.
After double checking that the tooth was still there, the pocket was hung all ready for the TF to make her first appearance in the Smith house.
What was Oliver lucky enough to get for his first missing tooth? 1 shiny sparkly dollar and a receipt. Hair spray + glitter = tooth fairy moolah.
The receipt idea was a completely stolen from Pinterest but I thought it was cute! I just mimicked the receipts that I had in my wallet. I chuckled.
If only I can get used to the little whistling sound Oliver now makes when he talks…
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