March 15, 2012

The Tardy Tooth Fairy

I'm kind of a forgetful mom.  Oh, I remember to pick the girls up from school when necessary, and I pay the bills on time and I usually make it to all the dentist appointments.  But when it comes to certain things, I am the worst.

The tooth fairy that visits our house tends to be just as forgetful.  I fear my children have had quite a disappointing experience with the tooth fairy, because she tends to let a tooth sit for at least two weeks before she replaces it with money.  Such forgetfulness is inevitably followed by awkward questions:

"Mom, do you think the Tooth Fairy didn't see it?"

"Mom, why didn't she take it?"

"Mom, are you the Tooth Fairy?"

All questions that one would THINK would remind said Tooth Fairy to get on the ball.  Well, keep on thinking that because it doesn't happen.  The worst part is, by the time the boys start losing teeth, the Tooth Fairy's mind might just be gone completely.

My poor deprived children.


Barbaloot said...

I'd just tell them the tooth fairy is kind of jealous of Santa and the Easter Bunny and the only way she gets attention is if she's late. So she does it on purpose. Right?

Michelle said...

I thought the Tooth Fairy forgot me one time but my parents were quick to explain that she only comes to North America on Tuesdays. Because she has to check addresses and be extra careful and quiet sneaking into bedrooms and under pillows she just can't get to every child in the world in just one night.

The best part is that I made sure my younger brothers were taught the same thing and to this day, whenever the tooth fairy comes up in our family, we still remind my parents that she only visits North America on Tuesdays. It's been 30 years!!

Wonder Woman said...

Once when cashing a check at the bank, the teller asked me how I wanted my money, telling me he even had $2 bills if I wanted them. I thought about it for a moment, then decided to get 4 $2 bills because Spiderman had just lost a tooth, with The Hulk not far behind. I've saved the extras so that I have them the next time. Otherwise, our tooth fairy would be quite tardy, too.

Rochelle Brunson said...

Our tooth fairy has been late too. Luckily it had rained that night so I told my son it was because she can't fly in the rain. The other time she was late I pretended the money just fell on the floor so he couldn't see it. I'm a terrible mother.

Jillybean said...

Sometimes the tooth fairy gets ear infections and she is not allowed to fly.
Plus, if she loses her glasses, she can't fly at night, due to her night blindness.

When my daughter lost her first tooth she was so excited for the tooth fairy to come. I was up super late that night, and totally spaced the tooth fairy visit.
The next morning when I woke up, I heard my son ask my daughter what the tooth fairy brought her (this was when I came up with the ear infection excuse)
Imagine my surprise when she came and showed me the dollar bill she found under her pillow.
After she left the room, my son (then 7) told me that he checked under her pillow and saw that the tooth fairy hadn't come and he didn't want her to feel bad so he took a dollar out of his own bank and put it under her pillow.
The tooth fairy payed him back by putting a dollar under his pillow that night.

Melissa Bastow said...

i am the worst at tooth fairy stuff. The other night my daughter was like, "Ok mom, LOOK. I'm putting my tooth RIGHT HERE, so it's easier for the tooth fairy to get to. It's RIGHT HEEEEEEEERE." So it's a good thing my husband remembered, because I still forgot.

SpencernAmy said...

Too funny...only because I've been there. I tell my kids since we are on the west coast, she often runs late and to go check again in an hour.... Otherwise, I'd just keep forgetting night after night.

I have a friend, though that doesn't want her kids to think it's okay for a stranger to be in the house near their beds, so she pays her kids $5 to throw their teeth out the car window.

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