Sunday, August 22, 2010

the tooth, the whole tooth....

one of the boy's front tooth fell off this morning. he asked me to check his gums, then calmly washed the tooth & put it in a container where he kept all the previous dropped teeth.

i asked him if he was going to keep it under his pillow tonite & maybe the tooth fairy will reward him. he gave me a puzzled look & asked, "the tooth fairy doesn't exist, right?"

that's when i had to come clean with him & admitted to the truth, the whole truth & nothing but the truth about the tooth fairy & how the tooth under the pillow is replaced by cash in the morning. while at it, i also debunked the myth about santa.

in church later, while the offering bag was being passed around, i asked him if he had brought any money as offering. he blew me off when he replied, "no, but i brought something else. myself !"

he's just a kid but he's definitely growing up nicely.

PS. he's never kept a tooth beneath the pillow, he's never brought any money from his coin-box for offering & i don't think he understands the significance of offering himself to the Lord.

14 comments:

iml said...

In my days, For the next tooth coming out straight and in line, we had to stand really straight, legs together and toss the tooth over our head in the garden.

reanaclaire said...

He definitely is growing, now you can smile at his jokes...

Mei Teng said...

Why is he keeping all those fallen teeth?

foongpc said...

Haha! Smart kid! : )

Unicorn Girl said...

Interesting reply for someone his age . Now this reminds me of the movie ' The Tooth Fairy ' staring Dawyne ' The Rock ' as a fairy :)!

doc said...

Iml,

another old wives' tale, no doubt!

doc said...

Claire,

yes, a good sense of humour will get him by in life.

doc said...

Mei teng,

because the elder sister did the same, presumably as momentoes of their brave act.

doc said...

Foong,

he still has much to learn!

doc said...

UG,

funnily enough, he didn't ask us to take him see the movie. i also can't imagine how wrestling and acting can mix.

Bengbeng said...

he is growing up fine. u r doing a good job

doc said...

Beng,

thanks, he'll be fine if he walks with the Lord.

JoMel said...

Aha! You have inspired me to write a short story in my blog!

doc said...

Jo,

look forward to the fruits of my inspiration.

;)