Twas the Night Before the Tooth Fairy (with video)

Twas the night before the Tooth Fairy

And all through the house

All the creatures were stirring

Yes, even the mouse.

The children were jumping up and down on their beds,

While visions of fairy dust danced in their heads.

“Please settle down,” Mommy said with a yawn.

“The tooth fairy will come, but not after dawn.

I know you’re excited but please close your eyes.

When you wake in the morning you’ll have a surprise.”

In the timelessness of sleep the evening flew by. 

Mommy woke with a start to a loud, piercing cry.

“Mommy, oh Mommy, the Tooth Fairy didn’t come!”

Mommy sprinted from bed, feeling frazzled and numb.

Hugging her child she said with a tear,

“I’m sorry this happened, I love you, my dear.”

Her child looked up in confusion and doubt;

“What could have happened? What’s this about?

Did the Tooth Fairy forget me? Was it something I said?

Was my bedroom so messy she could not find my bed?”

Regaining her composure mommy straightened her back.

“It was nothing you did, Child,” and her voice did not crack.

“We all make mistakes. The Tooth Fairy, too.

Let’s write her a letter, Child. She has some explaining to do.” 

By Denise Barry

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