Whistling up the fairies

Sun 9th Sep 2007 by Ben Palmer.

For those who follow the story, this is a Tooth Hurty update.

This morning's early wake up call was, "Daddy, I can whistle through my teeth and do you know why? DADDY, I said do you know why?"

"No idea, Harry. What time is it?" It was way early, but we agreed that whistling was good, and that the tooth should go in a safe place for bed time, and I went back to sleep.

When we were all properly awake and eating breakfast at a sensible Sunday hour, the subject came up again. I don't know who was the most excited - Harry and all his money the tooth fairy would bring ("But Harry, the tooth fairy is only small, so may not be able to carry very much money") or Emily, because she's got fairys on her new nightie, and a real fairy was going to come - in true life, Daddy?

We like believing in fairies. It means there is some good and some magic in this world.

I just hoped there was something suitable in my trouser pocket or there's going to be hell to pay.

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