Friday, November 06, 2009

An Inquiring Mind

Last night as my daughter was getting into her bed, I noticed her slip something under her pillow. When I asked her what she was doing, she pulled her hand out from under the pillow and showed me a tooth.

Mildly surprised, I asked "did you lose a tooth today?".

"No," she replied. "I found it."


"With mommy's stuff." (My wife keeps her [haha! my daughter's! Fixed 11:00 PM] lost teeth in a small box. It's supposed to be secret because usually the Tooth Fairy takes her teeth and leaves her a coin.)

"Well," I said, "if you didn't lose that tooth today, why are you putting it under your pillow?"

She shrugged and said, "it's just a test."

It's difficult to properly express how amused, tickled, and impressed I was at that moment.


  1. But did the fairy come through?

  2. Well, Glenn, what kind of a parent would I be if I didn't try mess with her head? Yeah, I put a coin under her pillow. She showed it to me in the morning, and she seemed kinda disappointed, actually. She's a smart kid, she'll figure it out.

  3. Oh, the precious dawn of an enquiring mind!!