This week I brought the book and treasure box along with me to work. I’m a hairstylist at a local salon in my small home town. I had an epiphany one morning to study the interactions of kids after being read the story. I knew how well it worked in my home, but to begin to see the response of children, that weren’t my own, spiked an interest in me. It has been amazing, I have to say. One little girl said to me, “Can I take this home with me?”, and another child said, “I don’t have a Tooth Fairy treasure box!” I really enjoyed watching two of these sweet little girls put down their own toys they had brought with them, and began to play with the Tooth Fairy Treasure Box instead. After awhile they began to put there own toys inside the box. One 7 year old even found a small rock that looked like a tooth and placed it in the treasure box and locked it up, all the while, showing us she understood the process of following the instructions that are instructed by the Tooth Fairy (and us parents). Two kids, on separate occasions, picked the book and box up like they were taking it home with them. This brought me so much joy to see other families enjoying this new family tradition. A break through of positive parenting leadership was finally beginning to work in what seemed to be a devastating expectation of motherhood. This will no longer be an issue for any parent out there that wants to get the Tooth Fairy done right. I believe with all of me, that this book/box will change a sad atmosphere into happiness for every single home!
We were able to complete the final modifications of the box and place an order. We also found a potential printing company that can actually print without charging an arm and a leg. Kudos to that! Starting the campaign can be challenging getting everything together, but I’m ready for it. I think it’s going to be wonderful to have stickers, t-shirts, and coloring books to give away for incentives on bigger pre-orders donations. We haven’t discussed the direction of the commercial yet, but having the kids read the book and hearing their responses is a great idea. I love to watch them as they begin to show interest to the directions in the story, given by the Tooth Fairy. This is such an exciting time…
So a lot of people ask me where did this idea begin? I have to say it was on a Sunday funday to be exact. My nephew had lost a tooth that day and I watched how my family dealt with such an event. They were coming up with all these hilarious answers to his questions and it made me think. Is this really an organized way to help our children believe in the fairytale of the Tooth Fairy? This situation also caused me to reflect on the way I raised my kids with the Tooth Fairy tradition. I began to sink literally in my seat. There was an occasion when my daughter woke up while I was trying to replace the tooth with her money….