In this pocket you will find
A teensy, tiny tooth of mine.
So while I sleep where dreams are made,
Let’s see if you can make a trade.
While I was at work last night, desperate for something to eat, I put a five dollar bill into the change machine. To my surprise, instead of weighing me down with quarters, it simply spit out five gold dollar coins. I was elated that the vending machines took the coins as payment, and hastily selected my doughnuts so I could sit down for the last few minutes of my break.
While enjoying my horribly-bad-for-you snack, I thought how exciting a gold coin would be to a child, something found at the end of the rainbow perhaps. And then I remembered Nathan, who just so happened to have a wiggly tooth. A gold coin would be the most perfect gift from the Tooth Fairy. I made a mental note to save two coins for when his tooth decided to come out.
At ten minutes after four this morning, as I crawled sleepily into bed, Rob informed me that Nathan had lost his tooth. Rob didn’t have any money for the Tooth Fairy, so he had Nathan believing that he had lost it too late in the evening for the Tooth Fairy to be able to make it that night.
Talk about perfect timing. I had gold coins still hot in my pocket!
Needless to say, Nathan was quite excited this morning to see that not only had the Tooth Fairy been able to make it after all, but that she had left him two gold coins. What is it about a toothless grin that just makes one’s heart smile?