2010年10月7日木曜日

straight from the teacher's notebook

"I'm glad to hear that the bump on Amy's head went down. Sorry again.

Today we walked to Hachiojidera shrine. While we were there the children were chewing on raw chestnuts (fallen ones) and it seems Amy's wobbly bottom tooth came out. Everyone looked for it but we couldn't find it. Sorry....

Without having to worry about her wobbly tooth she was able to eat school lunch with real gusto for the first time in a long time."

Waahhhhh. I'm so sad. Amy's first lost tooth and it's lost... Well, I guess I could go out to the shrine and turn over all the half chewed raw chestnuts (why were the kids chewing on raw chestnuts they picked off the ground??) but I think it's a lost cause.

Amy was completely unfazed and matter of fact: "Yeah. it came out. No, I haven't got it in my bag. No, I don't know where it is."

I was far more panicked about the tooth fairy dilemma than she was but we decided that a letter with a picture of her tooth would suffice. Meg was quite taken with this idea and wondered if she could just draw a picture of a tooth and get money, too? Nope, nice try honey.

Now I've just got to remember to hide the picture when the tooth fairy does her thing.

And think of a reply to the teacher....

6 件のコメント:

Jo Tomooka さんのコメント...

I'm not sure if the same tooth fairy goes to your house, but our tooth fairy was very clever and managed to find a tooth that had fallen out of a pocket into long grass at a friend's house. They are very resourceful - you just need to tell them where to look!

Lulu さんのコメント...

hehe @ Jo

I am glad that Amy bought the story about the picture and letter- I am sure the tooth fairy will be glad to not have to dispose of actual teeth.

As Noah`s baby teeth come in I can not imagine that he will lose them but in 5 years time or so his first one will fall out. Kind of a scary thought.

Did I miss something? What bump on Amy`s head?

Gina さんのコメント...

Oh what a bummer you couldn't find or save her first tooth. But I loved your picture and letter idea! I think that was brilliant!

I have saved all of Branden's teeth in a little ziplock with his name written on it and it's kept way up high at the top of my closet in the upper shelves. And I have a special tooth shaped box that he places each tooth in (Noah will be using this same box in the future). Makes it easier for me to find the box when searching under his pillow in the dead of night. LOL. As for Noah, he hasn't lost any teeth. And Amy and Noah are both 5. Hmm, now I am going to be on the lookout for wobbly teeth (though B didn't lose any teeth until he was near 6 or 6). ; )

Rachel さんのコメント...

hehe, Amy's first tooth ended up EITHER under the fridge or perhaps in Amy's tummy. The tooth fairy managed to find it though!

gaijinwife さんのコメント...

That's a bummer. I think first tooth is kind of in line with fist lock of hair - clipped by Granny K and thrown in her bin the silly cow. If you had the tooth you'd probably just be forced by neighborhood peer pressure to throw it on top of your roof - or under the house...

thefukases さんのコメント...

Thank you for the comiserations. As you can imagine noone here really gets why this was important to me. Amy drew the cutest picture with three fairies, a tooth, a picture of the shrine, a picture of her bed... and a picture of a 100 yen coin. Guess she covered everything she needed to say, right?

I just feel bad as I have all Meg's teeth (in the box the hospital gave us for her bellybutton stump. That's kind of gross I guess having them in together but it's pretty bicultural, huh?) and it seems like it's just another thing I have dropped the ball on the second kid.... :(

Amy is the second in her class (of 32) to lose a tooth so I think most kids lose them a little later? I had all my adult teeth early enough to have braces by grade 5 and Meg has 8 adult teeth already so I guess maybe it's hereditary? Personally a alittle later would be nice- the responsibility of keeping the adult teeth cavity free stresses me out!