The Tooth Fairy


Reagan, a 9-year-old in Parks Hall at Tupelo Children’s Mansion, recently lost one of her bottom front teeth. She believes in the tooth fairy, and spent time writing the tooth fairy a note, and drawing her a picture, and carefully putting the note and tooth in a Ziploc bag for the tooth fairy to find. 

Because we have motion detectors activated at night, it was decided we would leave the tooth in the kitchen on the counter, where the tooth fairy could find it without setting off an alarm. 

When 8-year-old Biira saw that Reagan had some money from the tooth fairy, she exclaimed, “Now I know why my teeth haven’t been being picked up. I wasn’t putting them in the right place.”

A few minutes later, Biira brought a Ziploc bag of three teeth that she had apparently been carefully keeping in her dresser in her room, until she could figure out how to reach the tooth fairy. She deposited the bag of teeth on the kitchen counter with a note explaining to the tooth fairy that she had been saving them for her, and asking if she could have all of the owed money, please. 

I guess the tooth fairy will be busy tonight and broke tomorrow. 

~ Kathryn Slagle, Director of Residential Services