Thursday, August 27, 2009

A Really Rotten Tooth Fairy

Yesterday Matthew lost another tooth while at school; his fifth or sixth now? I've lost count. He proudly showed it to me in the "tooth" box that he got from the nurse's office. That night he put it under his pillow. . . and that is the last I thought of it until this evening I heard the word tooth in passing while at the grocery store. Tooth? Tooth! Oh crude! I'd forgotten to swap out his tooth for some change! Oops. Each night I check the kids before I go to bed, so I can't believe that I forgot. I asked Jonathan if Matthew had mentioned anything to him this morning before school. "No, he didn't say anything to me." After dinner, Jonathan slipped upstairs while Matthew was using the bathroom and made the exchange.

Here's hoping that Matthew doesn't notice either.

[Update: Matthew came up with his own explanation, "The tooth fairy is tricky! When woke up this morning the tooth box was still there, but when I went to bed I heard coins under my pillow. The tooth fairy must have come while I was at school."]

4 comments:

Our little family said...

We have a friend who told us sometimes they have to "send the tooth fairy an email" after a month or so. :) So don't feel too bad. Sometimes our kids have to wait a couple days. We just tell them the tooth fairy must have had a lot of teeth to pick up that night.

Rachel Ellis said...

Very clever! I like the idea of emailing the tooth fairy.

I'm glad I'm not the only absentminded parent. :) It's hard to keep track of some of the little details sometimes.

GoodReason said...

We just tell 'em the tooth fairy was on a special vacation trip and will be back soon! It's actually a little more fun that way, because they keep checking the box . . .

Family of 5 said...

I forgot once or twice when Kurtis was little. Once I made some crazy note from the tooth fairy saying she had been delayed. He bought it. Glad yours wasn't too traumatized :P