I love all the sneaky mystery behind things like the 'Tooth Fairy' ,'Santa' 'Birthdays', and even the ' Mum will kiss it and make it better'!!!!!
But my boys are older now, one a tween and one a teen!!! (Surely I can't be old enough)
Now although my oldest now knows there is no 'Father Christmas' or 'Tooth Fairy' he plays the game, not for him you understand but for me!! There comes a point when they no longer need these things but they become increasingly more important to you. ( I think it has something to do with DENIAL of my children getting older)
However, my youngest is not so helpful to his mothers cause. We have never as parents sat our boys down and blatantly told them that these wonderful people don't exist, they just find out by questioning what happens and putting logical thinking into place ( I mean, 1 man able to visit every child's house in 1 night and leave a gift!!! GET REAL they barely remember to get our gifts let alone anything else.....Xmas dinner, their parents pressies........NEED I GO ON?)
Anyway, I digress, My youngest will just do his best to get you to admit that all these things come from you.........Well I refuse to do it.
He lost a tooth 2 days ago and decided to put it in a small envelope with a message on it that read......
'Dear Tooth Fairy
Please may I have an extra £1 so I can afford to buy the Walkie Talkies that I want.'
1st of all, I have never risen the price of a tooth with the years or the inflation and don't intend to start now.
2nd of all, I know this reverse psychology crap as I have used it for years to get them to think that doing the things they don't want to do was their idea in the first place.
3rd Don't play me at my own game, and don't try and kid a kidder.........I have been there, seen it and done it, with the T shirt for proof!!!
Now with that said I truly think he's a chip of the old block and will go a long way. As the saying goes in my house when they try to have me over but fail miserably.........
10 out of 10 for trying!!! ( positive parenting and all that ) LOL