What does the tooth fairy do with the teeth?
Suggestions ranged from decoration (think South Sea island head-hunters only safer) to planting them in the gums of babies. After all, there'll be a lot of teeth.
Meanwhile Myownfairy.com has been in touch asking if we'd like a fairy door, like this one.
Of course, we said yes. Just think of the imaginative possibilities! If a mere tooth can be such a source of inspiration, well...
I'll show you where a fairy lives -
She has a tiny house;
She has taken the apartment
Of an absent field-mouse.
She has to hang her washing
On a line the spiders pin
And she wears a pair of slippers
Cut out of orange skin.
She carries an umbrella
No bigger than a pin,
And she bought an empty acorn,
To pack her dresses in.
The petal of a pimpernel
She uses for a frock,
And she tells the time by blowing
On a dandelion clock.
My eldest used to know that verse by heart. Now, she's memorising a million facts about Stalin, Soviet Russia and such-like for 'A' level history.
Where does the time go?