Tonight the toothfairy is coming for my 8-year old's tooth. Do your (older)kids still believe in the toothfairy?
Just two days ago I had asked my 9-year old if he still believed in the toothfairy and he said, "Well, ya, of course!" So I prodded...
"What if another kid tells you the toothfairy isn't real?"
"I wouldn't believe him."
"What if they tease you because you believe in the toothfairy?"
"Well, I'll just tell him that I can believe in the toothfairy if I want, and he can not believe if he wants."
"What if they tell you that it's your Mom and Dad who are the toothfairy?"
"Well, I'll tell them that they are wrong."
"What if it IS your Mom and Dad who are the toothfairy?"
"Well, that's their secret identity and I wouldn't want to expose that."
I don't mind my kids believing in the toothfairy. They can believe for as long as they want. I don't even remember when I stopped believing in the toothfairy.