We always say that if you want the truth, the real honest truth, just ask a child for their opinion. Or, have a conversation with them and let them talk. You listen, they talk. You would be amazed at what comes out of their sweet little mouths. My kids are no different than yours. They innocently speak the truth no matter the subject.
As I was walking down memory lane the other day…in my cheetah print stilettos, ok that’s a lie, I was wearing my ugg slippers. The kind that have fur inside them. My feet were screaming “THANK YA JESUS”, this is more like it!
Anyhoo, I remembered a story about the innocence of kids and thought I would share it with y’all.
A story that involves Sweet Girl, Boy Wonder, Cowboy (of course), a lost tooth and a hair fairy.
Sweet Girl was 7 years old and Boy Wonder was 5. They had already met the tooth fairy a time or two or maybe even three. Sweet Girl had just lost another tooth and excitedly came to show us.
SWEET GIRL: (talking to me, Cowboy and Boy Wonder) Guess what guys? I lost another tooth! I’m going to put it under my pillow and try to stay awake so I can see if the tooth fairy really does have wings.
BOY WONDER: (talking his sister) You know she’s not real, right?
SWEET GIRL: Who’s not real?
BOY WONDER: The tooth fairy. Remember when I told you that mama and daddy were the Easter Bunny AND Santa Claus? I forgot to add the tooth fairy.
We all three looked at Sweet Girl, preparing for the water works show, which she has mastered by now-
ME: (talking to Boy Wonder) Was that necessary? Sometimes it’s ok to believe in things that are magical.
BOY WONDER: Sorry mama but it was time for her to know. And besides, she’s two years older than me, it was getting a little awkward.
SWEET GIRL: (On Cowboy’s lap, looking up at Cowboy) I should have guessed it on my own.
COWBOY: Why do you say that?
SWEET GIRL: Because if you get money for losing teeth from the tooth fairy then you should get money for losing hair from the hair fairy. (looking up at his head) You would be really rich daddy.
I thought I was going to fall out of my chair y’all, I was laughing so hard…HAIR FAIRY…hahahaha!!!
’til next Sunday y’all – Tammy