An anonymous commentator asked me where we came up with the tea cup idea.
(Carolyn, let me know if i am a good detective–I think it was you. )
Youll laugh, as it was quite unplanned. I told Kaira she could get out of bed to show me the tooth, and we'd save it to show to Daddy as well (he was catching a brief nap in preparation for the night shift). Teeth are little and could be easily lost, so a tea cup seemed a nice, safe place for her tooth to spend the night.
After tucking her back in bed, I decided to add a little note to the tea cup. Ken got up and wondered why I hadnt put in a tea bag as well. She loves tea, and it would make sense to put TEA in a tea cup.
So, a tradition was born!
For a boy, we're thinking that a nice hefty mug with hot chocolate or apple cider mix would work. (Although tea is fine too if he enjoys it–real men do drink tea–I'll just make sure it is a manly looking tea-cup.)
Ken and I have known for years that we'd skip the tooth fairy–she just isn't our “cup of tea” so to speak, but we wanted some family tradition to commemorate these milestones. And although the idea of a “tooth in a tea-cup” wasn't pre-meditated, it suits us nicely–quaint and simple-just like me!