From Chicken Soup for the Soul Daily Inspirations for Women

June 4

Look, Mom, the tooth fairy left me twenty-five cents!”

Look, We chatted for a few minutes, then he said, “Is there really a tooth fairy, or do you put this money in my tooth pillow and take away my tooth?”

“What would you like to think, Simon?” I asked, stalling for time.

“It doesn’t really matter,” he said with confidence. “If there is a tooth fairy, that’s pretty exciting, and if it’s you, that’s pretty nice, too.”

I concluded that no disappointment would result from my answer, so I confessed to being his benefactor. Then I cautioned him not to say anything to his younger brother, explaining,“Each child is entitled to the magic until he or she is ready. Do you understand?”

“Yes,” he said nodding, “but one more question, Mom. Does Dad know?”

Elaine Decker

Find the right moment to let children
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