Remember this? Well, seven days later, Rinoa lost another tooth. This time, she was terrified because her gum bled all over. She’s growing up so fast. Sob. Sob.

Rinoa loses another tooth.

Rinoa: Aaawww, I keep forgetting to put my tooth under the pillow. {Pauses} Mommy, do you think the Tooth Fairy will still give me money if I put my tooth under the pillow tonight?

Mommy: I’m sure she will.

Rinoa: {Smiles} Well, if I’m supposed to get $5 for the first tooth, then the Tooth Fairy owes me $10 because I’m giving her two now.

Mommy: Who said she’s going to give you $5 for every tooth? {Not liking the thought of dishing out 10 bucks.}

Rinoa: Mica said she got $5 for every tooth she put under her pillow.

Mommy: Aahhh. Well, I think it depends on how generous the Tooth Fair feels.

Rinoa: {Thoughtful} Mommy, how can the Tooth Fairy enter our house if the doors and windows are locked?

Mommy: She has magic powers.

Rinoa: Can I wait for the Tooth Fairy tonight? I want to meet her.

Mommy: I don’t think she’ll come if she knows you’re awake.

Rinoa: Why?

Mommy: I don’t think she wants anybody to see her.

Rinoa: Why?

Mommy: Maybe she’s shy.

Rinoa: So you’ve never seen the Tooth Fairy?

Mommy: Nope.

Rinoa: So how do you know the Tooth Fairy is a ‘she’ if no one has ever seen her?

Mommy: {Stumped} Hmmm. I don’t know. I guess the Tooth Fairy might be a ‘he’. Go to sleep.

Rinoa: Ok. Good night.