Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Dental Dollars

Tonight, Aaron lost a tooth. He is now missing his two top front teeth, which have been missing for quite a while, and the one on the bottom that he lost tonight. He is now awaiting the arrival of the tooth fairy, and dreaming of the different ways that he can spend his dollar.
This made me think back to a few years ago when Brielle lost her first tooth. She had just turned 5 and was SO excited to have a loose tooth. She wiggled that thing for weeks, until she finally had Daddy pull it out for her. She was so cute, she went back and forth between crying from the pain, and giggling from the excitement of loosing her first tooth. She carefully washed the tooth, and placed it under her pillow, ready for the tooth fairy to come.
The next morning when I woke up, I heard CJ (who was 7 at the time) yell "Hey Brielle, what did the tooth fairy bring you?"
I froze. I had been up VERY late working, and I was positive that the Tooth Fairy had not made an appearance.
I was frantically thinking up excuses for the Tooth Fairy. Maybe she got stuck in someone else's window. Maybe Brielle hadn't fallen asleep soon enough. Maybe the Tooth Fairy had an ear infection and wasn't allowed to fly last night.
I was bracing myself for my daughter's tears of dissapointment.
Instead, Brielle came running into my room waving a dollar.
"Mom, look what the Tooth Fairy left me! A whole dollar!!"
"Wow, Honey, that's great!" I told her as she ran out of the room.
I was stunned.
I knew for a fact that the Tooth Fairy had not come.
CJ came quietly into my room and whispered " Mom, I looked under Brielle's pillow this morning, and saw that the Tooth Fairy hadn't come, and so I took a dollar out of my bank and put it there so she wouldn't feel bad.

WOW! What a great kid!

I told him that the Tooth Fairy was probably really booked up last night, and didn't make it to our house, but I was sure that she would come tonight, and replace his dollar.
The next morning, it was CJ who came into my room excitedly waving a dollar from the Tooth Fairy ;0)


~cari~ said...

Holy smokes! What a great brother!

I am such a loser mom when it comes to the tooth fairy. With my youngest son, now 8, I finally ran out of excuses why the tooth fairy didn't come so I broke down and told him the truth. Now when he loses a tooth, I just say, "Hand me my wallet." Pathetic, I know.

Rick said...

The tooth fairy better get there or he's going to start charging interest.

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utmomof5 said...

So glad it is not just me!! My older kids have finally put two and two together and dicovered that Mom is the tooth fairy and that she sucks at it!! They just laughed at me when the tooth fairy didn't come for their little sister. I got the "Moooommmmm" with the eye roll. It was a fine moment!


Jen said...

You mean the tooth fairy is not real?

Good thing my kid's still too young to have needed her. That was a close one.

Kellan said...

What a great story!! Recently, my son lost another tooth and I didn't even know he put the tooth under his pillow the night before, but he came and showed me a $5.00 bill that the tooth fairy had left him. I was very surprised - my husband had done the business - the first time ever in 15 years! And ... the old tooth fairy only left $1.00 bills - I need to have a talk with my husband. See you soon. Kellan

Marilyn said...

What a great story-doesn't it make you feel good as a mom-when your kid does something nice like that-it gives you hope that they will turn out okay after all....

Sue said...

Awwwwwwwwww, what a great kid. That is so, so sweet. I forgot the tooth fairy once. I had to tell my daughter that the tooth fairy must have been super busy and would come the next night. Yeah, I'm a loser.

JustRandi said...

That is so sweet. Good think he's not like your brother! The tooth fairy would have owed $2 then next night!

Kelly Malloy said...

Glad to know I'm not the only tooth fairy to fall asleep on the job!

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

What a nice brother. You dodged a bullet because of his swift thinking. :-)

Damama T said...

AWWWWW... HOW AWESOME! You must be doing something right, Mom! xoxoxo