Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tooth Fairy Failure


I have always been a sub-par tooth fairy.  When Bri was little once the tooth fairy forgot to come so many days in a row Bri lost her tooth and we had to leave a note for the tooth fairy to find the tooth and leave the money; eventually the tooth fairy made a deal with her.  She’d get twenty buck upfront and the tooth fairy never needed to come again.  Jake got all the money the day he lost his first tooth.  Now I’m on my fourth child and Lizzy doesn’t have a shot of getting any money and frankly I can’t remember whether I’ve given her twenty bucks or not.  At this point I might have given her the money twice.

Flash back to last Wednesday.  Lizzy lost a tooth.  She wanted to put it under a pillow.  I asked her if she didn’t just want a dollar and give me the tooth then.  No, she wanted to put it under her pillow.  “You know, I’ll forget to give you the money.”  I warned her.

“I want to do it.”  She said.  Fair enough.

Tonight she handed me the plastic bag containing her tooth.  Then she went looking for a dollar.

4 comments:

Eileen said...

You're funny! It usually takes me a couple nights and reminders, too.

So, where's my money? j.k., kind of...

Kathy said...

So funny....last night my fourth kid whos 8 lost one of his last teeth, remembered just as i was falling asleep, made already sleeping husband get up and slide a fist full of pennies from the change jar under his pillow and left the tooth there.

Life as the mother of 4 said...

@ Eileen um, in the mail? maybe...

@ Kathy who came up with the whole idea in the first place? Right. At least you remembered.

jen said...

I recycled a tooth this week because I lost the current one! With 4 kids I suppose I'll eventually have plenty of spares.

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