Monday, October 25, 2010

The Tooth Fairy and Why I ve Been Away

I've been absent for a long time from the blog. The reason mainly, is that my mother passed away September 18.
It's been a tough month or so, and I didn't have much to say.
But all that changed tonight with my reply to P's letter to the tooth fairy.
It reminds me of many things.
One, my mother is not here to see her silly toothless grin.
Two, life goes on.
Three, Yuck.

BUT in writing the reply to slip under her pillow-pet, I re gained some whimsey, some moxie and made myself LOL. So in that spirit, I share it with you.

Dear P,

You are very easy to remember, very unique and special.
WOW! You are in school, already? It seems like a long time since I was last here. You must be in Kindergarten. I know lots of kids from there in this neighborhood. It seems like Kindergarteners and 1st graders are most of my business these days.

You have some very good questions. I will try to answer all of them.

I am a pretty small fairy. Not at all the smallest, but about as big as a baby hummingbird. I have special magic that allows me to slip through door cracks at houses ONLY when there is a tooth to be picked up. As soon as I retrieve the tooth, the magic ends and I cannot get back in.
I do live in somewhere like Fairyland. It is about as magical as you can imagine! Fairies of every kind, some angels and even unicorns and gnomes live there. It is beautiful weather and rainbows every single day!
There are 2 moons, and 3 suns, but we still have rainy days. That is what makes the Lumka plants bloom. If you can imagine all the most beautiful flowers in the world all mixed up to make one giant beautiful flower, that is the Lumka plant!

I do not wear glasses, but I do sometimes wear pads in my shoes. I usually fly everywhere I go and walking a lot hurts my feet as they are very pointy and small.

Well, I think that about answers your questions! If you have more, just leave them for me next time, I noticed that you have another loose one in there! I can’t wait!

Thank you so much for the tooth. Be a good girl, and work hard in school to learn to read and write. Be nice to T (yes, I saw him sleeping in here too!) and don’t eat too much candy at Halloween! I wonder what you’ll be???

The Tooth Fairy