Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The tooth fairy visits

So last month I was on a waldorf yahoo group and found this beautiful poem about the tooth fairy and it really called to me. The post was talking about how normally the tooth fairy leaves money...but really what good is that to a child the doesn't really understand the value of money. Yes the know that a dime is 10 cents and a quarter is 25cents but they don't understand that is takes this many quarters to buy this one thing. So they were talking about changing and how special it would be that instead the tooth fairy took the tooth and turned it into something special and magical....(stone gem marble) And I just LOVED that idea....here is the beautiful story of the tooth fairies busy night...
This night is a special night

As fairies dance upon the roof.

All the fairies must alight,

For __________ has lost a tooth!

The Fairy Queen gives her commands-

Twelve bright fairies must join hands

Then together in a circle stand

To guard __________ while she/he sleeps.

The Tooth Fairy into the circle leaps,

The hidden tooth she takes

Ah, but she has far to go

Before _________ awakes.

Three times around the world she flies

Over valleys deep and mountains high;

Skirts the storm clouds thick with thunder,

Wings over waves all wild with wonder.

Deep within their earthly home

Finally she finds the gnomes,

Who upon the tooth must work,

Never once their duty shirk.

Some are hammering, hammering, hammering,

Some the bellows blow

Others sweat at the sweltering forge

And cry out, “Heigh-ho!”

The tooth has been turned to a shining stone,

A glimmering, glowing gem.

The Tooth Fairy takes the gnomes' good gift,

And bows (curtsies) to all of them.

Before the sun's first rays are shown,

She returns to ________'s bed,

Puts the gift beneath her/his head,

And then --- away she's flown!

and I wanted to make it even more special by water coloring the paper that I wrote it on and drawing little pictures from the story9or attempting to watercolor and draw :)....he LOVED it after all what child wouldn't love such a magical story...here are some pictures!!!


  1. LOVE it Jenn! I find myself to be challenged when it comes to this kind of fantasy because of my upbringing UGH...but I love your ideas so much. Even now I find I could live in my own head for a good long time, and I hate that. Waldorf inspiration in our home is plain good for me as well as the children. For me I find every issue I have is about balance. So I am learning I can bring in our home what I can even though we do not do it ALL to a "T", and even though they are now going to public school.

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