Thursday, May 20, 2010

Foto Friday--Fairies and Forgiveness

Micah lost his first tooth. To be more accurate, he pulled out his first tooth. This is usually a privilege I reserve for myself, since I take a strange pleasure in the act of tooth pulling. (In fact, I have actually paid nephews to let me pull out their teeth. Sick and weird, I know.)

Instead of placing teeth under the pillow, we place lost teeth in a little box that says, "Tooth box."
Micah doubted that this was the ritual, but he obediently put his precious tooth in the box and went to sleep.
And Mom went to book club. And she was gone exceptionally late.

For some unknown reason, the next morning the tooth fairy had missed Micah's tooth. He came into my room sniffling, "The tooth fairy didn't come. I didn't get any money."

Crap.

So I instructed him to write her a note and tape it on the door.
This is what his note said:

Dear tooth fairy:
I didn't get any money.  It is in the box that says tooth box.
Love,
Micah Denton

Needless to say, the tooth fairy came, and she was very generous.
How could she forget a first tooth?
I need to call to her union.

blogAnd stay tuned tomorrow for the week's summary. Thanks for all your comments this week!

29 comments:

  1. Now, that note is a keeper!
    What a sweetie! We had a similar thing happen some 20 years ago and dealt with it in a similar fashion - I felt soooooo bad!

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  2. It's a good thing I love you so, because that actual desire and or obsession to PULL teeth out, totally disturbing!!

    Cute note from Micah. Can't believe he's losing teeth already. I didn't lose my first tooth until I was almost 8. Yeah, I was a bit slow.

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  3. We have had problems with the tooth fairy, too! My babes finally realized, somehow that Granny was friends with her. When they lose a tooth, they call her before putting it under their pillow to see if she is even "in town". Then, later, Granny sends out a reminder message! I love this new system! The tooth fairy has a way better record, now :)

    I love the picture!

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  4. I've heard lots of my mommy friends tell this story. You're not alone. I can only imagine how bad you felt. Poor little guy. Still, as long as it was lucrative for him, maybe he'll remember it as a good thing. Yeah. :)

    He's got the most beautiful eyes. What a sweetie. :)

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  5. Oh no! The tooth fairy must have felt awful! The same terrible thing happened at our house once...I will never forget that morning.
    The note is precious! And that little face, too!

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  6. the tooth fairy does that around here all too often as well. But usually, we find the money had "fallen" down on the ground. They must have slept so wildly that the money slipped. Right? Right?

    good times

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  7. You know, our tooth fairy is kind of a flake sometimes, too. Darn.

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  8. I loved that note and the whole post. Seems his doubt was well placed.

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  9. Oh, I am so bad about the tooth fairy. We have had to clue our kids in very early who the tooth fairy really is because we forget some much. One time we told Drew that she couldn't unlock the front door and left it outside. . .and another time I secretly hid the money under the pillow as I helped them search in the morning. . . terrible! Mother:)
    Gabe

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  10. Another growing up milestone for our MicahT!!

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  11. I love it! I am so glad I am not the only mom in the world this has happened to! We handled it in a similar manner and all was well again in Tooth Fairy Land!

    ~ Tracy

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  12. That note is precious. And the tooth fairy has her moments doesn't she...around here too.

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  13. I love it... sounds familiar :)

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  14. Hahaha. Oh, I think the tooth fairy has forgotten a tooth or two in our house. In fact, as sad as this one sounds, my kids don't really expect it anymore. But I am impressed that you, with so many teeth to remember, keep up.

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  15. I just paid Jacob, my almost 13 year old son, $3 to let me pull his tooth yesterday. It had been hanging by a thread for over 2 months...and it was causing grief for his orthodontist. I finally had to threaten to not have a birthday party for him unless it was pulled by his next appointment (yesterday). I have also paid Paige's kids and a number of other kids to let me pull their dangling teeth. I don't know if that makes us both normal...or both of us kind of weird. :o\ Congratulations Micah...on such a milestone!

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  16. So funny...sadly our toothfairy passes by accidntally all the time!
    (ps thanks for the guest house offer, so sweet...luckily we found a larger home in our neighborhood while we wait for re build)

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  17. Jen..I'm not sure if we can still be friends. I can't deal with teeth falling out at all. I'd change a million poopy diapers before I ever pulled a tooth. I don't know how you do it. This is a wicked cute picture of Micah!! xoxo Happy weekend girlfriend!

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  18. ah...the innocence of a babe losing his first tooth -- that is the sweetest thing!! mean ol' forgetful tooth fairy. glad she *made it right* by the boy! *wink-wink*

    LOL

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  19. That happened at our house once or twice too. Oh the guilt! I can even remember it happening to me. I looked under my pillow and - NOTHING. When I told my dad, he said to look again. I was just quick enough to notice his hand coming from under my pillow where, sure enough, NOW there was money. I kind of pretended I didn't see that.
    What a precious little note. My oldest son Rex pulled out Katie's first tooth after much whining and howling. On the envelope he wrote: "Katie's first tooth - what a victory!"

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  20. I too am guilty as charged over the years. I also wrote a first tooth post, just a few days ago. It's tough keeping all these fairies in line.
    Thanks for the post. It made me smile.
    Dana

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  21. We have a tooth fairy JUST like that. Man, she's really losing it. :)

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  22. Had to laugh - I have always been THE WORST tooth fairy on the planet. ONce I forgot for a whole week - ahhh my poor kiddo's they mananged to survive and now they all tease me about my forgetful ways.

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  23. P.S. Such a cute picture - Lost teeth pic's are really among my favorites!!

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  24. We've all done it! And we've all faked our way out of it, too.

    ;)

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