The Tooth Fairy

Liam’s big Early Life Crisis – a wobbly tooth. He was frantic, and even refused to eat at one point. We talked of how it happens to everyone, how he should look around at his classmates for toothless smiles, and of how the Tooth Fairy would see him right, but he wasn’t convinced. He was definitively in the ‘downy dumps’. We couldn’t even talk between ourselves in front of him for he would get to the verge of tears. But as time went on, the more it wobbled. Then one day the inevitable – it came out whilst he ate a yoghurt. Except he swallowed it. I’m told he was most agitated. We told him the Tooth Fairy would make an exception, which seemed to help. Now every time he sees a pound coin around the house, he claims it.  ...