These are the special ones I made for my husband and son
First my husbands.....
Now there is a bit of a story behind this one, so bear with me.
When Ben was little of course Father Christmas would visit him and put all his presents in a sack under the tree (the sack I had as a child in fact) and the Tooth Fairy would magically swap his baby teeth for money when they fell out...............well that was until the day she forgot!
One late night near to Christmas when Ben should have been fast asleep she realised her mistake and quietly asked her husband (yep the Tooth Fairy is married & actually looks just like me) what should she do whilst standing outside Ben's room; sneak in in the pitch dark and risk waking him up, or try and swap it first thing in the morning and run the risk of him waking first and seeing the tooth was still there?
Then I, errr I mean the Tooth Fairy heard a little voice...
"Mummy if you are the Tooth Fairy that means Father Christmas is not real too"
I was crushed and knew my cover was blown
my sweet little son was just 6½ years old
(and too smart for his own good)
We could not lie to him, so from then on we had to make him promise not to let on to all the other little boys and girls who still believed in Father Christmas......it was adorable, he'd wink at you when he was pretending and thought he was such a big boy because he knew the secret!
as for that little boy
who is now 17
...........and yes there is a little story to this one too!
We live quite near to Whipsnade Zoo and when Ben was little I would take him to visit quite often. It was a running joke that Ben would refuse to go near the penguin encloser because they smell.
This little boy would get a whiff of fishy/penguin pong and announce
"eugh, stinky penguins!"
and head off in the opposite direction....at speed!
but snakes, bugs and anything that made Mummy's skin crawl were wonderful!
Ha ha the joys of being a parent!!
As this will probably be my last post before the big day
I'd like to wish all of you