Hi-hi, all! Thursday is blog day. Today is a very special day for me. I was a little shy when Rose said I should tell people that it’s my birthday, but then I realized that some people get upset when they don’t know it’s someone’s birthday – they wish they had been told. So, here you go – now you know!
Tonight my tooth-fairy friends will hold a party for me. I have butterflies in my tummy (well, not literally, because butterflies are bigger than me, but you know what I mean).
Because you might not know much about me, I’m going to share a bit with you. If you already subscribe to my letters and you’re my pen-pal, you’ll know most of what I’m about to share. Your letters keep me really inspired and I love hearing from you every time!
I was born in a village in the Northern Hemisphere known as Enamelia. It’s a small village made mostly of teeth, but some of us built our houses from bits of wood and things. My parents are also tooth-fairies, although they do not fly to collect teeth; instead they help out at the castle. I’m young and fit, you see, but as us tooth-fairies get older and our wings become a little less flexible, we get to choose to help out instead of fly. Me, personally, I love flying and I travel close to the speed of light which is why I can be in one hemisphere and then in the other in under an hour (your hour – for me it’s a few seconds)!
I have a lot of friends here, but we know that collecting teeth is our priority. So, there’s none of this, “But, Mom, I’m playing – I don’t feel like going out today.” Nope – we love what we do because giving makes us super happy! Sometimes, if we are out in the day and someone spots us, they try to catch us – pleeeease don’t do this – eeek! We love to see you, but no one likes to be caught in a book!
Today I am 405-years-old, but that’s in fairy years – so, in your time I’m only about eight-years-old! You might say, “But why do tooth-fairy parents allow their children to go out into the world when they’re so young?” Ah – remember I am 405-years-old to them! We also have insects to protect us. Sometimes you might hear one of us fly by, but you look up and see a fly or a mosquito… well, they’re there to distract you from seeing and catching us! Hah! And you thought flies and mosquitoes had no real purpose in life!
I have traveled to so many places around the world, and I collect at least five teeth from different parts of the world every day. I travel so fast, all I see around me is a tunnel of light! Of course it’s fun – like a roller-coaster and waterslide all in one!
My favorite thing to eat is honey that the bees make for us – it gives us a lot of energy! Tonight there will be all sorts of sweet treats to eat, but they’ll be made of natural sweetness, of course, not filled with chemicals and sugars like the candies that humans eat all the time. Those chemicals and too much sugar can be really bad for humans, so be careful of that when you get the urge to binge on an entire packet of sugar-coated candies!
Well, I just got pinged via the bluebells, which means there’s a child in the world waiting for me to collect their tooth and leave them a gift! Yippee – off I go to travel at the speed of light! Then, when I get back my friends and family will be waiting for me and our party will begin. I’m excited that I’ll see my cousin as well – she features in Rose’s book Gently Did the Tooth-fairy Creep.
If you have any questions for me don’t hesitate to ask! I really like nice people, and I’d be tickled-pink to hear from you. If it’s also your birthday this week, here’s a super Happy Birthday to you, dear one!
Until next time, keep smiling,
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