So, yesterday I spent my day weaving in the 120+ ends on Bacon Blanket 2.0, and I was all set to begin the border, when we got a surprise. Mims lost her first tooth!
I lost my first tooth when I was about her age, and I remember it vividly because my mom made such a wonderful big deal out of it. She spent the day making me a tooth pillow, and talking about the tooth fairy, and making me feel so special because I was growing up. At first, that tooth pillow was merely a conduit that the tooth fairy and I used to exchange goods, but after a few teeth, it became a place for me to leave notes and tooth-related questions for my tooth fairy. "Margaret" always responded to those letters with a tiny letter of her own, in the tiniest handwriting I had ever seen.
So, in awesome Eads tradition, I spent last night working on Mims's very own tooth pillow. This is what I came up with for her. She graciously allowed me to shoot a picture of it, next to her tiny tooth, informing me that "Once the tooth fairy takes it, Mommy, it's gone for good." She and I carefully put it under her pillow, and despite my concern that we might be creating a Princess and the Pea situation, she was able to go to sleep.