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My biggest fear when viewing The Tooth Fairy wasn’t that the popcorn would be stale, or even that Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson would play yet another cliché muscle man turned teddy bear. Rather, it was that my children would exit the theater enlightened about the reality of tooth fairies.
A few of my friends have broken the news to their little ones, but I think believing in fantasy is part of the fun of being a child. My job is to foster that belief untill the last tooth falls out, or for as long as my kids are willing to accept the idea that a little mythical fairy sneaks into our home and pays them for teeth. Why, just last week that reliable imp made her 8th visit to our house, and she never disappoints. She sprinkles glitter, leaves notes, and is clearly not affected by the economy.
Luckily, The Tooth Fairy was made with little believers in mind. Rather than having to encourage my children’s faith in Mrs. T, we left the theater debating whether an actual tooth fairy wrote the script or not. It’s ironic, having a philosophical conversation with kids about the origin of mythical creatures, but it’s always enjoyable. The truth is, one day some well intentioned child will ruin the fantasy for your children. Until then, I say, "Fairies Rock!"