Sunday, August 12, 2012

Tooth Fairy Ache

As a Mom I'm used to juggling many hats...from short order cook, gardener and maid to taxi driver and occasionally, pest exterminator.  But, last night my timing was off and I forgot to put on my tooth fairy crown.  This morning I awakened to, "Mahh-mee look," said Natalie, as she held out her special tooth fairy box to me which still contained her precious pearl she had so excitedly placed in it the night before.

"Why didn't she come?" she asked while her big blue eyes searched mine for an answer.

My heart sunk.

Dang it.  I forgot...again.

I admit it.  Of all the hats I wear, I seem to misplace this one with incredible frequency.  As a result, I've paid the price both with my wallet and in coming up with creative excuses for why the tooth fairy is often untimely with her deliveries.

So, while the kids got dressed and ready for church, I set "Operation Tooth Fairy Do Over" in motion. I found a nice crunchy, maple leaf on our lawn and went to work crafting a message from the forgetful little sprite.  When it was time to leave, I sent the kids out first and then I dashed back into the house to set the stage.

"Dear Natalie I'm sorry I'm late!  Got lost.  Then, my wings got caught in a spider web."   
Three down...only 17 more to go!


  1. Best Tooth Fairy Recovery EVER!! Stopping by from SITS. :)

  2. Natalie, I just wanted to share my #toothfairyfail with you.

  3. oops!! ANDREA, ANDREA!! Sigh...

  4. Oh my GOSH, I absolutely LOVE this story!! It is the BEST ever! :) Stopping by from SITS Sharefest!

  5. I'm so impressed with your recovery! I was the worst tooth fairy most of the time. The tooth fairy had tons of things she wouldn't do in this house: she couldn't come to your room if the TV was on, she couldn't come if you didn't sleep in your bed, she couldn't come if you didn't sleep on a pillow, she didn't work on weekends. So many excuses for all the times she forgot! My girls don't believe in the tooth fairy anymore, and it's much easier for me :)