Why Lemony?
(the “About Me” page)

May 19, 2005


So later that same day, Georgia mused, "So the tooth fairy's real huh? Nadine said the tooth fairy is fake. Momma, did you put that dollar under my pillow?" I couldn't lie to her when asked point blank so I told her the truth, that daddy and I are the tooth fairy. She didn't seem disappointed. In fact, I think she was relieved to have her understanding of the world confirmed instead of shaken up.

On a related note, I happened to meet up at the park with the family whose daughter Georgia told, "There's no such thing as Santa Claus" back in December. They were really nice to me so I eventually told the mom that I thought they never wanted to talk to me again after that happened, and she diabused me of that notion. She said that the older brother had told little Dana about Santa and the tooth fairy long ago. So we had a nice reunion there and played for a long time.

Posted by Bahiyyih at May 19, 2005 06:06 PM

I share your feelings about telling the truth about childhood fantasy things. It just feels so much like lying! And weren't we taught not to lie? So confusing! Seeing your creativity in your very cool poem is so beautiful. You are wonderful!

Posted by: Layli at May 21, 2005 08:19 PM