It happened every evening. Jason knew that his mother would call him in a moment. It sounded like this: “Jason, it’s time. Enough playing. Your teeth are waiting to be brushed!” Jason didn’t like brushing his teeth at all. He would much rather have continued playing with his building blocks or looking at his picture book.
But one day, that changed. When he took a big bite of an apple, a tooth suddenly got stuck in it. The excitement was tremendous. “What happened to my tooth? I have a gap now. Will I get a new tooth?” Jason was worried.
Thankfully, his mom was able to calm him down. She explained to him that a bigger and stronger tooth would grow back and stay forever. Provided you cleaned it properly.
“If you want, you can show the baby tooth to the tooth fairy!” said Jason’s mom. “What tooth fairy, then? And what is she doing with my tooth?” Jason had become curious. His mommy just told him to be patient and find out for himself.
So Jason decided to part with his tooth. He put his baby tooth in a little box by the window before bed. Then Jason went to his bed and waited. He had resolved to stay awake until he could see the little tooth fairy. “I wonder what she looks like. And how would she get into my room?” The more questions Jason had, the more tired he became.
A short time later, he was in a deep dream and slept through the arrival of the tooth fairy. When he woke up, the tooth was gone. Instead, there was a small note in the box. “Mom, my baby tooth is gone. But there is a note here!” Jason exclaimed excitedly the next morning. His mother came rushing over and read the note to him.
“Dear Jason, I am the tooth fairy and I found your baby tooth tonight. Thank you for this great tooth. The first tooth is always the most precious. I also want to give you something. Remember well what I write to you. Do you see the many stars in the sky at night? I would like to take each of your milk teeth there. But for this they must shine, so that the stars can continue to sparkle. So always clean your teeth well and carefully and put your lost teeth in the chest for me. In return, I will give you dreams of the most exciting adventures you can imagine! Try it.”
Jason could hardly wait to lose his next tooth. But until then, of course, his teeth had to shine. Every evening he looked out the window and saw the stars twinkling in the sky.