Sunday, November 07, 2010
Found: Bosnian Tooth Fairy
This week Nenad, Isaac's friend from school, lost his first tooth. He got ten marks from the tooth fairy.
I was surprised. Surprised by the amount of money the tooth fairy dropped on his pillow--just over 7 US dollars. The tooth fairy who visits our home likes coins. Small coins. (Of course, Nenad's mom is a dentist, so maybe this is professional courtesy.)
I was even more surprised, however, that the tooth fairy made an appearance at all as I had recently been informed that there is no tooth fairy in Bosnia.
I asked Nenad's dad what was up. Is there a tooth fairy in Bosnia or not? He told me that there is, indeed, a Bosnian tooth fairy, but she does not visit Muslim children.
Who knew that there were religious implications to the tooth fairy?
(Incidentally, every dentist office here, it seems, has a tooth as its sign. Here are a couple of dentist signs we pass on our day-to-day errands.)