Stacy Pickell once said to me, "It's as if your brain is a warehouse full of buckets. Most of the buckets have at least a little knowledge in them. But kids have a way of asking questions that go straight to whichever bucket happens to be empty."
When my daughter Rachel lost her first tooth, her daddy told her most seriously that she must remember to put it under her pillow so the Tooth Fairy would find it and leave her a reward.
"Why does she want my teeth?" Rachel said. "What does she do with them?"
Daddy sat there stunned. His bucket was totally empty.
"Well, duh!" I said. "She makes pearl necklaces out of them! Daddy, how could you forget that?"
Today, I was cruising the craft blogs, looking for fodder for my CraftGossip gig, and I stumbled across a post by Becky Stern of Craftzine.com pointing to this find in the mag's flickr pool. It looks as if the Tooth Fairy is branching out!