Monday, April 12, 2010

That Scatterbrained, Lazy and Downright Irresponsible Old Toothfairy

With kid #1, the toothfairy was ultra-responsible. She arrived almost immediately after the excited child settled down and even stuck around for the reveal in the morning. She just couldn't miss the look on the face of kid #1.

Now, the TF hadn't gone too far downhill with kid #2, although there were certainly times that the money showed up in the wee hours of the morning or somehow just happened to be "found" on the floor! It seemed she was becoming a little on the forgetful side.

But with kid #3, it has been quite an ordeal. Kid #3 is at the ripe tooth plucking age and full of raw excitement at losing his 3rd tooth, the first one on top. ("Look at the window in my mouth!") And that stinky, little tooth fairy has been MIA! After the first no-show, I told kid #3 that she was sometimes a little scatterbrained. On the second morning with only a tiny white tooth still under the pillow, I explained that not only is she a little scatterbrained, but sometimes plain old thoughtless and RUDE! I was secretly beginning to wonder if the toothfairy was on crack.

~ I must mention that when I would put kid #1 and #2 to bed at night, I would always give the toothfairy a little reminder, just to help her along. But with daddy putting kid #3 to bed at night, that reminder HAS NOT HAPPENED. ~ Ahem.

Well, I guess kid #3 doesn't have it too bad. When the toothfairy finally gets off her tutu, she feels so terribly guilty about all those early morning disappointments that she drops the big bucks on the little man.

10 Wonderful Responses:

momof4kr said...

Ooooh...this sounds SO familiar!!
We undoubtedly have the SAME stinkin' Tooth Fairy over here at our house!

Shannon said...

Yup - we have that lazy butt TF at our house too - and there are only two sets of teeth to keep track of at our house. Cute post!

dishinanddishes said...

Hilarious! We had the same experienc a time or two with our last one - there is no way to describe the guilt when you realize the tooth fairy slipped!

Dawn said...

LOL!!!

He is stinkin' adorable with his missing front tooth!

Whitney said...

It must be in the water around here...the TF here isn't on her game either!! She's definitely had to drop the big bucks to make up for it!! Good thing kids are forgiving!! Love your post!

Rena said...

Tooth Fairy Bi-ness is tough! I hadn't though much about it since Dewayne "The Rock" Johnson's movie came out not too long ago.

All new territory for me A-GAIN!

And you had no clue you were going to be my role model.

*Taking notes. . .

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Kathleen said...

Me thinks that nasty Toothfairy is sending the same assistant to your house as to mine. I have taken to leaving a computer reminder for her. Now to find a way to make her remember to check the computer!

ellen said...

LOL!

I think only parents with more than one child can relate to this. The "onlys" just think we're a bunch of losers. :-)

Michelle said...

Oh boy!!! I haven't had to start that with number 3!! I already have trouble with number two!!
He looks so cute with that toothless grin!!!
Hope you are doing well! I am going to try to start blogging again! Wow it has been awhile!