|Replace the fairies with a couple of bumbling parents and you've got the scenario at my house|
For the second time in two weeks, I forgot to put money under my daughter's pillow (no mother-of-the-year award for me this year). The first time it happened, I had to make up a story about the tooth fairy running into bad weather. Thankfully, we'd had some snow the night before, so she believed it. She even swore she saw a wing print in the fluffy white stuff outside. Luckily, the weather cleared up and the tooth fairy was able to come the following night--though she was greeted with a note from the young miss, wanting an explanation for her absence the night before. After a well-crafted apology note (and a little guilt money), all was right with the world.
The second occurrence happened a few nights ago (yes, my daughter is now missing her two front teeth). Being the incredibly thoughtful man he is, my husband woke me up at 2:45 A.M. to kindly tell me I'd forgotten to visit my daughter's room (yeah, because taking care of it himself made no sense). I begrudgingly got up, but after several attempts to slip the dollar under my daughter's pillow without her waking up, I gave up and tagged in my husband.
So what did he do? He crawled into her room on his hands and knees (not joking) all "stealth-like" and tried to snatch the tooth, which my daughter had so thoughtfully put into a very noisy plastic baggy. Of course, the noise woke up my daughter, who then said, "Daddy, what are you doing?" My husband told her he was sleep walking (er...wouldn't that be sleep crawling?). Thank God for naive six-year-olds. My husband then told her to roll over so he could cover her up. While in the midst of adjusting and tucking, my husband snatched the tooth and slipped the dollar under her pillow. Phew!
The next morning my daughter said to me, "Wow, the tooth fairy is magic! I heard her grab the tooth while daddy was covering me up!" Ahh, innocence. I'm just going to enjoy this while it lasts. :o)
OMG, SO cute! :DReplyDelete
My mom used to tell me that I had to leave my tooth on the dresser, because I tossed and turned in my sleep so much that when she came for my tooth, I might squish her! Ah, youth. ;)
LOL! Oh my word, that is too funny! Being a parent is never easy. Even stuff like this, that I always thought would be fun and stress free. Never so. Glad everything worked out. So cute that she has so much faith in the toothfairy! Love it!ReplyDelete
@Marian--Bethany was telling me she does the same thing (has her daughter put the tooth on the dresser). I just might need to start doing that ;o)ReplyDelete
@Leigh--Haha, I know--this ended up being such a bigger production than it should've been! Who ever came up with this tooth fairy thing? lol. I'm going to enjoy it for now though, my son is past the tooth fairy stage and before I know it, my daughter will be too! Hopefully she's done losing teeth for a while though--I need a break!
Aw...bless her! That is so sweet. Poor, naive little thing she is :) My first attempt to snatch from beneath the pillow was the last attempt. I stepped on, no lie, a rubber duckie that was lying on her bedroom floor. She rolled over and said, "Mom, what are you doing?" (THINK FAST, ROOKIE!) "I was just wondering if the tooth fairy came yet," I said, hiding cash behind my back. She felt beneath her pillow, "Not yet!"ReplyDelete
Like you, my husband cannot imagine taking the reigns on this mission. Wuss.
@Bethany, that's so funny (the rubber ducky)! I know, I didn't realize how squeaky my daughter's floor was until I was trying to tiptoe across it!ReplyDelete
My husband is on a roll these days--he actually woke me up the other night to tell me OUR daughter was coughing her head off. WTH?!?! Last I checked, it doesn't take two people to bring a kid a drink of water. I just about back-handed him ;)
How sweet Angela! It must be fun to keep up those traditions, even if it is stressful. When my sister was little she lost her tooth down the drain and cried, because she thought the fairy wouldn't come. I saved all my lost teeth in a little box back then ( I was weird!), so that night the tooth fairy returned "her tooth" and some money. She was so happy!ReplyDelete
Awesome and hilarious story! I had to write a note from the fairy once, and I really laid it on thick about a big storm and a bunch of kids losing their teeth in a fistfight, hence backing her work up. Hmm, that oughta be a blog entry!ReplyDelete
Awww! Kids are so cute! Thanks for sharing :)ReplyDelete
LOLOLOLOL! Stealth crawling, that is priceless! Your little girl is too cute for words.ReplyDelete
One time, we were on vacation when my daughter lost her tooth but she was standing in the kitchen by the garbage bin, and her tooth slipped out of her hand! So of course, I had to dig inside the rubbish (why can't Dads do this?) to no avail. So I had to reassure her that the tooth fairy will still show up because she'll see that my girl is missing her front tooth. So daughter said she'll try to smile while sleeping so the tooth fairy will see the inside of her mouth. Plus, she wrote a long and elaborate letter about her lost tooth. :) Tooth fairy dished out $5 that night. ;)
Haha! Looks like I'm not the only one with some good stories ;o) Thanks for sharing, ladies!ReplyDelete
That is so darling! My mom always made us put our teeth under a cup by the kitchen window so the tooth fairy could fly in and out without any issues. I plan on continuing that tradition for the sake of my sanity and sleep!ReplyDelete
We've had several lost teeth (down the drain, in the grass) and had to make up stories about how the TF could magically get them and still leave money in her TF box (crafted like a tiny doll apartment, in case she wants to have a nap while delivering the money).ReplyDelete
The things we do for the TF!