This sweet boy lost a tooth last night. (who also needs a hair cut desperately) Yay! The fourth tooth we’ve lost. He’s growing up too fast. Plain and simply. He thinks it’s pretty funny that he can now use the gaps in his teeth to use two straws to drink root beer. Silly kid….too bad he’ll only have a few root beers in the time it takes the new teeth to appear.
But to set this story, we have to go back a few weeks. He lost his third tooth. It was a crazy busy night, very bad. The tooth fairy forgot to come. Yes, I said that forgot. Fortunately, this boy is so sweet and considerate he waited until we were up to look. He came into our room very excited. I thought it was because we had plans that day to go to “the city” and he was looking forward to it. Then he said “no, my tooth!” I bolt out of bed, grab some cash and tuck it under his pillow. Phew – close call – he didn’t know. I’ll never do that again!!!
Now, come back to last night. Ever heard of the phrase “history repeats itself?” Yup, feeling like the worlds WORST mother here. That would be me. The current title holder of that one can be relieved of all their responsibilities and forward that trophy to me at PO Box 1BADMOM. We tuck him in last night, and I made a mental note “don’t forget again” Hmm…..next time I should do more than a mental note….Then we had trouble with problems with frozen pipes and the wicked cold weather and were distracted. Oops.
Yeah, we have breakfast. We do school. I’m starting to fix lunch at 11:30 and realize OH NO!!! I did it AGAIN!!! Shoot!!!!! I distract the kids and run into the bedroom. He hasn’t said anything yet and I’m hoping I’m not busted…..Quickly I tuck two bucks under his pillow (I don’t know what the going rate is anymore for the tooth fairy, but since I got a quarter, I figure 2 bucks is pretty good inflation….). We casually wait about 15 minutes and then my husband says “Hey C, have you checked your pillow?” He jumps up and yells “Oh YEAH! My tooth!” Well, seemingly, he didn’t look previously. I don’t know if he really didn’t, or if he’s just trying to be nice….
Now, I’m not sure if it’s a good thing or not, but he knows that Mom & Dad are the tooth fairy (and Santa and the Easter Bunny). I know lots of people play the game of them being real, but I just can’t do it because I feel like I’m lying to my children. So they know the truth. I don’t know if that’s good or bad…..good that if I mess up, their faith in something unreal won’t be crushed, but also bad because I don’t want them to think I don’t care enough about them to remember. Hence, the worlds worst mom award. But hey, can’t I blame my husband too, he also forgot! LOL
Note to self: DO NOT FORGET the Tooth Fairy next time……