Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tooth Day

As soon as oldest daughter raced out to the car from school today she showed me she had lost yet another of her chewers. So help me, I don't know how she will eat with 1/4 of those things missing, but somehow she will manage.

And then she let me know that she couldn't find that tooth anywhere, and how on earth would she get a visit from the tooth fairy if she had no tooth to present? I assured her that she could jot down a little note and the tooth fairy would take her circumstance into consideration. After all, there has to be some sort of concession made for tooths lost and lost at school.

I have a brother who is a lawyer- if payment is refused, I think I'll have him check into the tooth fairy fine print. In fact, I think his law firm specializes in teeth disputes. Yes, I think that's right. Lucrative specialty.

Tonight after introducing the children (and if you can even believe it- myself) to the world of Amelia Bedelia and sharing many giggles because of that silly Amelia, oldest daughter informed me that she was feeling sad. Sad? Why? No answer was given, and then she changed her feeling statement to one that included butterflies in the tummy. What? You feel like you have butterflies in your tummy? And then it hit me: she was feeling like she had not been totally honest with me. She had been living a lie all afternoon and it was just now catching up to her.

She revealed that she thought she might have possibly perhaps maybe swallowed that tooth. And she was ultra-worried that it was going to make her sick. I was holding back a jack-o-lantern-sized smile as her little concerned/ ashamed expression displayed such remorse at not divulging the whole truth to her mother. As soon as she completed her confession, we discussed exactly what was going to happen to that tooth. And then a new look of concern crossed her sweet little mug. Will I have to get it out for the tooth fairy? Um, no.

So, she has written her letter. And she included extra question marks "because it's a mystery" she said. And I think she has cleared a space for that cute little note under her pillow, just waiting for compensation from the tooth fairy.




Do you wonder what that letter said? Good. I was hoping I could share it with you.

Dere tooth farey
I Lost my thooth.
Can you find it?
and if you do can you give me mony
it is in my tummy I think?????
love,
(insert name here)

12 comments:

Mouse said...

It's always interesting when your mommy powers kick in and you know your child is hiding something. Isn't it great, though, that our children will still fess up at the end of the day? And the things they avoid telling us, they seem so trivial and sometimes even comical to us. I wonder how often our Heavenly parents think the same of us!

wonder woman said...

how sweet. I wish the tooth fairy could find her tooth.

LOVE Amelia Bedelia. I still remember her trying to dress the turkey!

CaJoh said...

That is so sweet. My mom never did the tooth fairy thing, so I have many of my teeth in an envelope labeled "Chris' Teeth".

kel said...

Awww.. she can't keep a secret from you..

Randibee said...

priceless story. your family would make a great children's book...

Sarah said...

When I was in 2nd grade, I accidently swallowed one of my teeth. I was eating a bologna and cheese sandwich with lettuce on it, and I hit a piece of the core of the lettuce. Then next thing I knew, my tooth was gone and there was blood on my sandwich. Please assure oldest daughter that the tooth fairy still comes, even when you write a letter - as long as you are honest. I know. :)

Motherboard said...

My daughter accidentally dropped her tooth down the drain when she was cleaning it... weird. I know.

But, the tooth fairy is magic, and she sprinkled her magic fairy dust over the sink and got the tooth out!

Tooth Faireys are amazing like that...


On a different note-- everytime I see your blog name, it makes me chuckle! I love your title! Have a great weekend!

Elizabeth said...

hope she finds it- we lost a tooth at school not too long ago, and the COOL nurse had a special little "tooth case" that she put the precious tooth in. It was shaped like a tooth and everything- good thing our tooth didn't end up in the belly of the 6 year old- not sure how I would have explained what we should do- you are much better at that!

Morgan and Derek said...

Oh, how cute. I sure hope the Tooth Fairy made a stop. :)

uniquelynat said...

he he silly daughter! cute little girl so worried about that tooth. and not telling mom the truth. hope everything comes out all right. {giggle} and that the tooth fairy understands.

Helene said...

That has to be the sweetest story ever!!! And it's amazing that you were able to tell that she was keeping something from you! My kids are still young so I'm in the "learning process"!

I found you through Blog Stalkers Unite! Great blog!

Heidi said...

Sounds like an eventful tooth week! sorry to here she swallowed it! Again, if they would only listen to us when we are trying to help them get it out instead of letting it dangle all nastily for days on end...
hadn't read the previous post about the under the pillow treasures...so adorable!
I had a confession made to me the other morning first thing by oldest daughter about a lie the day before. she was very penitent and apologetic when she woke up. They know what's right even tho they fight it!