Monday, October 29, 2007


Yesterday, Jaysen lost his first tooth!

It was so exciting for him, and he looks so cute with this little space when he smiles. At first, I wondered if he would be preoccupied with the space, but he seems to play with it the same amount any other kid would. In fact, I had to goad him to have fun with it- "hey, why don't you see if this french fry will fit in there? What about this straw? Can you drink with the straw and close your teeth?" I think he officially figured out that his mom is strange.

Sorry,'re stuck with me until you're at least 18.

We had been discussing the Tooth Fairy, as a preparatory measure (we will have NO surprises in this house), and Jaysen informed me that when you put your tooth under your pillow, the Tooth Fairy leaves you...a quarter. A quarter?!?! Awesome...I'm getting out of this so cheap! Then he tells me the Tooth Fairy also leaves video tapes. I told him I'd have to ask her, but I didn't think that was true.

So last night, Jaysen wanted to do anything but get ready for bed. I had him write a letter to the Tooth Fairy-"Dear Tooth Fairy, I lost my first tooth. Love, Jaysen." He ended up getting so angry because he couldn't draw a picture of a tooth (to his liking), he almost went into meltdown-mode, and then he drew a picture of himself, mad, and a really scared looking Tooth Fairy. Eep!

He was up and around doing a bazillion different things, from playing with play-doh to wanting to learn to play jacks. I finally told him that he'd better hurry up and get in bed or the Tooth Fairy won't come. The Tooth Fairy comes when you're sleeping. The next thing I know, he's in the bathroom putting toothpaste on his toothbrush. That little sucka brushed his teeth by himself, without supervision or assistance, got into bed, and called me to turn out his light. I could not believe it. (I still had to lay with him until he fell asleep.)

So the Tooth Fairy came, and left a dollar and a small bag of Hershey's kisses. Shut up! So my Tooth Fairy left candy! I had to make sure the Tooth Fairy experience was a good one after all that!

Anyway- this morning, I had to wake Jaysen up. When I told him I thought the Tooth Fairy had come, he said in a distressed tone "Oooh nooo! What are we gonna do?" Not exactly the response I was expecting. Did he think she "stole" his tooth? Did he want it back? What if he is expecting only a quarter? What do I do now??? I didn't do anything. I just sat there. Jaysen threw the covers over his face, and after about a minute, re-emerged with a half-smile on his face ready to check out his bounty.

In the end, he was happy.


Casdok said...

Good old tooth fairy!!

I never found any of my sons teeth!!

KC's Blog said...

Congrats on the first lost tooth Jaysen! I have been wondering when K.C. will lose his first tooth as well. He is 6 1/2 but hasn't lost any yet.
So glad to meet you!

dgibbs said...

I like your toothfairy! Our kids were always tricky, woke at the slightest movement in their rooms so being the toothfairy was almost mission impossible. We considered wearing all black on those occasions to see if we could meld into the walls in the dark bedroom.

mommy~dearest said...

Yes, but OUR Tooth Fairy doesn't do the "pillow thing". Our Tooth Fairy has a ceramic fairy with a little glass bowl in which the child is to leave the tooth. Then, the Tooth Fairy can swap the small glass bowl with another one containing the treasure, quickly, and easily.

It's actually a tealight candle holder from Partylite- it works wonders!

Am genius, I am.