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Is the Tooth Fairy Real?

Updated on July 19, 2013

The Mystique of the Illusive Tooth Fairy!

The Tooth Fairy is a very mysterious lady. Many people believe she may not be real, because they have never seen her.

So I ask, have you ever seen the wind? Yet when the trees move, you know it is there. If you have seen a house blown down by a hurricane, you know the wind has been there. But, you have never seen the wind. Yet, it is real!

You must also keep in mind that just because you have not seen something does not mean that others have not see it. For example, I have never seen the Eifel Tower. It is in France and I have never been there. My friend, Jayne, went to France & took a picture of the Eifel Tower. This picture is a little confusing. In the picture, Jayne is holding the tower in the tips of her fingers. Now I am confused! Is this tower big or small?

One day, as I sat thinking about the topic for my next Squidoo page, my daughter came into the room and turned on the television. We watch a lot of PBS at our house, and at that time Arthur was coming on. The episode turned out to be D.W. Tricks the Tooth Fairy. As I heard D.W. and her imaginary friend talking about the tooth fairy, a lightbulb went off in my mind. Eureka! And my first Tooth Fairy article was born!

Now I have written a number of articles about the Tooth Fairy, and you may wonder why I find so fascinating to write about a so called myth or legend. Why would I, a sensible middle-aged mother, spend so much time writing about someone I did not think was real? That's a very good question!

Keep reading and find out!

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Glimpsing the Tooth Fairy through my bedroom window.
Glimpsing the Tooth Fairy through my bedroom window.

My Earliest Tooth Fairy Memories

When I Saw the Real Tooth Fairy

A lot of people probably do not remember the first time the Tooth Fairy came to visit them, but I do. I was five years old, my father was in college, and my family was spending our summers in a cottage by the Kentucky River.

I was young, and that was before the era when children stayed up late watching television or playing video games, so I had to go to bed before it even got dark. I don't remember losing the tooth. My memory begins at bedtime. It was summertime and the bedroom was hot. There was no air conditioning. The sun was setting and there was still plenty of light outside my bedroom window.

I was too excited and hot to sleep. I remember being sweaty. I could hear my father behind the house, mowing the grass. As I tried to get comfortable, a movement caught my eye outside my window. I rolled over to get a better look.

My bedroom window looked out onto a little gravel path, maybe an old driveway that had grown over. All that was back there was the wall of the house, that old, weedy gravel path and a fence. The lot next door had been vacant for years following a house fire. We were the next to the last house on a country road, and it was pretty remote.

As I watched, a white figure dashed past my window, almost too fast to see. I only caught a glimpse of a very full, sparkly, diaphanous gown.

Terrified, lest the Tooth Fairy catch me awake, I quickly shut my eyes. And there my memory ends.

This Barbie Looks Like the Real Tooth Fairy

Need more evidence that the Tooth Fairy is real? Consider this beautiful Tooth Fairy Barbie doll!

The Barbie makers at Mattel had never heard my description of the Tooth Fairy I saw that evening when I was just five years old, yet they independently designed a doll that looks amazingly like the sprite I watched run past my bedroom window. I think they must have seen her too!

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Each of us must ultimately make up our own minds about the Tooth Fairy. Is she real? Is she kind or frightening, or both? Male or female, or somewhere in between? What are your thoughts? Is the Tooth Fairy real?

What do you think? Is the Tooth Fairy real?

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      5 years ago

      @SusannaDuffy: me to!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      5 years ago

      i saw her by my bed and it was kinda scary but I was happy to see her then she was gone then i saw grass coming out of my wall then I could seethe grass coming back into my walls

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      Susanna Duffy 

      6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      I know the Tooth Fairy is real (I saw her once myself when I was five, just like you did, as a white figure dashing past my window, almost too fast to see). My children have grown up and put her aside, but I still keep the faith

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      lilblackdress lm 

      6 years ago

      Lovely lens!

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      6 years ago

      interesting niche to choose

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      6 years ago from Canada

      Wow you must really like the tooth fairy ;)

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      Pam Irie 

      6 years ago from Land of Aloha

      I loved reading the story of how you saw the Tooth Fairy as a child. Her sparkly I'm picturing it like the dress on the good witch of the Wizard of Oz. lol

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      Dancing Cowgirl Design 

      7 years ago from Texas

      I still believe in the tooth fairy!

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      7 years ago

      The tooth fairy left a nickel back then. I remember trying to stay awake to see her, never happened :) Lovely lens!

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      7 years ago

      Great job on your lensography! Neat memory. :) I don't remember anything about the tooth fairy from my childhood, except that she paid 10 cents. Boy, has inflation hit! She pays my sons $1.00. lol!!! We are really bad parents. Occasionally, we forget to call the tooth fairy since both Hubby and I have bad memories. But if we forget, we make sure we call her the next day. Our little guy understands, because he knows mommy and daddy have a bad memory, but we will eventually get it done. lol!!! We always feel terrible when we forget to call.

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      Virginia Allain 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      I sure enjoyed reading your first tooth fairy experience. You have a good memory, as most of my memories from that age are not so vivid.

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      jseven lm 

      7 years ago

      Nice lens compiling all of your tooth fairly lens into one place. My tooth fairy did not pay the amounts kids get today. ;)


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