A First Lost Tooth

Skipping this week’s Yarn Along to share the big milestone Aria reached yesterday. Our little one is getting so big…

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This night is a special night
As fairies dance upon the roof.
All the fairies must alight,
For Aria has lost a tooth!

The Fairy Queen gives her commands –
Twelve bright fairies must join hands
Then together in a circle stand
To guard Aria while she sleeps.

The Tooth Fairy into the circle leaps,
The hidden tooth she takes
Ah, but she has far to go
Before Aria 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 Aria’s bed,
Puts the gift beneath her head,
And then — away she’s flown!

(Posted on the Waldorf Home Educators listserve by a member who found it in the Waldorf Clearinghouse Archives. Meant to be personalized with names, appropriate pronouns – she/he – and actions – bows/curtsies.)

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“I’m sorry Tooth Fairy that I swallowed my tooth.”

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Off to sleep, but hoping to catch a glimpse of the Tooth Fairy overnight.

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The Tooth Fairy left a special pillow for future – hopefully unswallowed – teeth, a couple coins and a sparkling gem that can be strung, with future gems, into a necklace or bracelet.

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Happy girl wanted a picture with her gifts
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