The other day one of the twins had her tooth pulled.
It was traumatic.
And I’m not talking about her.
I thought that they were going to have to give me anesthesia.
I crossed and uncrossed my arms about 500 times and fidgeted in my seat and clenched my teeth and involuntarily flinched at every move the doctor made. All the while…..trying to appear calm and reassuring and completely in control whenever she happened to catch my eye.
I’m a mom….remember?
Completely in control…..sitting calmly….
…..unknowingly eating an entire container of tictacs.
And when it was over, I held her in my arms.
And brushed her hair off her face.
And wiped her tears away.
And promised her a million and one chocolate milkshakes.
Then she dried her eyes and proudly carried her tooth home.
Later that night…..I overheard the bits and pieces of a whispered conversation.
“Do you think the tooth fairy will know to stop here and not the doctor’s?” one twin whispered to the other.
The conversation continued until I heard the age-old question that has been asked since the beginning of tooth fairy time.
“What does she even do with all those teeth?”
Her sister shrugged and said, “Someone told me that she makes furniture with them.”
“Furniture? With teeth? Really?” the tooth owner replied.
And then there was silence.
As if the thought of teeth and furniture was almost too much to comprehend.
And then the sounds of quiet giggling filled the air as they both drifted off to sleep.
But the story doesn’t end here.
For when the tooth fairy made her nightly furniture pick-up rounds she found this note:
Dear tooth fairy,
Are you a normal person?
Check yes or no.
PS If you aren’t comfortable with that question…..don’t answer.
The tooth fairy read the note….smiled….checked yes….
…..and then promptly made the tooth into a “wing back” chair. 🙂
How to Make a Moss Table Runner
1. Patiently listen to a tooth fairy-furniture story.
2. Purchase moss ribbon at Wal-Mart
I said Wal-Mart.
And it was only $2.00/roll.
You will need six rolls for this project.
3. Cut a piece of cardboard the desired length and width for your runner.
4. Weave moss ribbon in a checkerboard pattern.
5. Hot glue the woven ribbon to the cardboard.
6. Trim off excess.
7. Then follow along with my I Heart Moss Pinboard for a lot more moss inspiration.
PS I think the runner would look amazing in the living room on the side table next to my new wing back chair. 🙂
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