September 2, 2009
The Tooth Fairy is in the Hot Seat
The Tooth Fairy is in big trouble at my house. Last Wednesday, my daughter lost her second tooth. When she woke up the next morning, her tooth was still under her pillow. Bursting into our bedroom at the crack of dawn she cried, "The Tooth Fairy didn't come!"
I looked at my husband who grimaced and put a pillow over his head.
I told my daughter that the Tooth Fairy probably got lost in the city or bit by the raccoon/wolverine that recently has taken up residence under our deck.
"She'll come tonight," I promised.
Just to make sure, my daughter wrote the Tooth Fairy a note, specifying where to place the two crisp dollars she was expected to bring.
The next morning, Camber came into our bedroom in tears.
My husband told her that the Tooth Fairy was vacationing in Hawaii. The truth was that she spent the night tiling the kids' bathroom.
While my daughter ate breakfast, I slipped into her room and shoved two dollars plus interest under her mattress. A few minutes later, I casually suggested that she try to look for the money again.
My daughter was not at all surprised to find the bills in an odd place.
"I don't think the Tooth Fairy is very smart," she announced as she counted her bills.
I would have to say that I agree.
Anyone else have a child who the Tooth Fairy forgot?