The tooth fairy… ooops!

** I’ll start with a disclaimer that you shouldn’t read this one with your little ones around, especially if they can read. I reveal a deep dark secret about the tooth fairy. **

Morgan, my oldest, lost her 3rd tooth last week and can you even believe the tooth fairy screwed up? I mean I was as shocked as you are. It just doesn’t seem like someone like the tooth fairy would be less than perfect. Alas, she is.

With dreams of cash in her head, and maybe a pack of gum, ‘cause I hear the tooth fairy is giving out those these days. My little one puts her tooth into her “tooth pillow,” (see the “sidebar” at the bottom) which I highly recommend. Anyway, she put the pillow next to her and off to sleep she went.

I proceeded to go downstairs, watch a little TV, clean up a big dirty kitchen sink and then off to bed for me too. Yes, you got it, off to bed without a second thought about my poor child’s dreams of a tooth fairy visit. When did I remember you ask? About 7:13 AM, which happens to be approx. 2 minutes before her alarm goes off. I grabbed the pack of gum, ran upstairs and thought I’d make it just in time.

Or maybe not exactly. Just as I’m standing over her and the tooth pillow she wakes up. Morgan kicks the pillow in the process, at this point sleeping with her feet on her pillow and her head at the wrong end of the bed. Don’t ask, I didn’t. After she kicked the pillow I dropped the pack of gum and said, “Hey, this fell off your pillow!” She was very excited about the Bubulicious gum (not what we normally get). But then, she noticed that the tooth was still there. We tried to figure out why the tooth fairy didn’t take the tooth but still left the gum. We’re still stumped by that one! Morgan admits that she woke up during the night to check on the tooth. So, my theory is that Morgan woke up during the night while the tooth fairy was there and scared her away before she could take the tooth. Don’t you agree? It’s likely!

So, the next night she puts the tooth in the pillow again with a note for the tooth fairy that says, “Plese tac the tooth.” She’s still working on spelling, and she wrote it herself, what can I say. Luckily the tooth fairy understood, took the tooth and the note (it will be nice in a scrapbook someday) and left $1. I guess she felt bad about the screw-up.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Have you been busted???

Sidebar about tooth fairy pillow, it makes it really easy for the tooth fairy to find the tooth and have a place to put the reward. My daughter likes to put the pillow next to her so I, I mean the tooth fairy, doesn’t have to mess with the pillow she’s sleeping on. Yeah! Here are a couple links to similar items. http://www.ultimatetoothfairy.com/ or http://www.ginabugs.com/toothfairypillows.htm

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