"So, the Easter Bunny doesn't come in my room to leave eggs, right? He's like Santa and the Leprechauns? He just stays out in the living room, right?"
As much as my kids still believe in the magic of whichever season we are in, they are comforted in the fact that it is just that. They really like the idea of the Easter Bunny coming to hide eggs around the house and candy for them to eat, but they don't want him in their rooms, well, at least Tuck doesn't. Every year he has us reassure him over and over again that Santa, the leprechauns, and the Easter Bunny all stay out in the living room to do their thing.
The thought of a six foot bunny or a man in a red suit in his room is overwhelming. I can see that. I wouldn't want a rather plump, old man rustling around my room in the middle of the night either. Since Mags has heard our song and dance about this subject since she was born, she doesn't question it as much. To be honest, I'm not sure she would really mind if they came into her room. She has a few stories she'd like to tell them. They could sit right down, she'd whip up a quick tea party, and they could stay up all night together chatting.
However, I am pleased to report that after six years of explaining how these magical people and creatures come in really quick, drop their loot, and then move onto the next house, he believes us. Isn't that awesome? He has been so relaxed about it this Easter season. He hasn't stressed about it once. You know why? Because he has been so busy wiggling his loose tooth. That sucker is going to fall out in a few weeks for sure. Then we will leave the tooth under his pillow and at night the Tooth Fairy will fly into his....ruh-roh, Raggy!
Houston, we might have a problem. Or...maybe we won't. I'm pretty sure Tuck might be a little bit more laid back about a sweet, little fairy fluttering in his room to trade his tooth for some money. If not, that's cool. We'll just leave it out in the living room like we do with the milk, cookies, and Easter baskets. Problem solved.
The real question is....what is the going rate for a tooth these days?
If you could help Chris and I out with this, we would be so grateful.
Let us know how much the Tooth Fairy left under
your kid's pillow in the comments.