Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Lest You Think I've Got It All Together

My middle daughter, M, lost her first tooth on Monday. She has been waiting for months to lose a tooth and have the tooth fairy come see her. Her tooth finally started getting loose this past weekend. She wiggled it and wiggled it and wiggled it all weekend.

Monday afternoon she jumped in the car when I picked her up and smiled really big to reveal a hole where her tooth used to be. She was so proud. "Ms. Sandra pulled it." she said. Ms. Sandra had even made a tiny envelope for her tooth that was all decorated for the tooth fairy.

So, M put it under her pillow for the tooth fairy. And spend all evening discussing the finer arts of tooth placement under her pillow and how much money the TF might leave. She even remembered to put out the glass of water.....I never mention this as I hope they will forget it each time....
Ya'll.....I FORGOT to go back and put the dollar under her pillow.

When I woke up yesterday morning it was to M's crying that the Tooth fairy didn't come....
I felt so bad!!!! I did avert the crisis by convincing M that maybe the dollar had just fallen under her bed and I would help her look for it. So, I grabbed the dollar, folded it up very little and went to her room. I reached under her pillow to "feel" for the dollar and pulled the corner of the sheet up so that it appeared that the money flew out.
I wasn't too sure what I was going to say about the fairy not coloring the water but my 7 year old took care of that by telling her that it was "probably a diamond fairy so the water was still clear"
Phwew! Crisis averted.....but not before I felt like the biggest member of the Loser Mom Club!
M was so excited that the Tooth fairy did indeed come that she had to take her money to school for show and tell. When I picked M up from school that afternoon, the principal told me that they had had so much fun hearing about M's tooth that day. She said that M was telling everyone "I got a whole dollar....A whole dollar and it was such a little tooth!"


Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

HA! We've done the SAME thing. Once we forgot and Ben distracted the son by convincing him he must have missed seeing it under his pillow while I snuck away to hide it :)

Ginger said...

This made me LOL! Thank goodness for A's imagination - I don't think you would have been able to think up the "diamond" story so quickly!! :) Love you!

Cheryl said...

Don't worry I've forgotten too. I told my daughter that maybe she lost her tooth to late in the day and she would ocme the next night!

Now, whenever we need a visit from the TF, I put a sticky note on my alarm clock to remind me to put the money when I go to bed.

Leigh Anne said...

I did the same things with one of my girls many years ago. Although I've never heard the thing about leaving the water.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Quick thinking, mom. A darling story for the memory book for sure!