Saturday, July 25, 2009

Droppin' el ball.


Have I mentioned The Sick has invaded the household once again?
Yeah, can't seem to get away from it.
Luckily, or unluckily, I am the final victim.


Jaysen lost another tooth yesterday- it's so funny now because he has these two big rabbit-teeth in the front where his adult teeth grew in, and two open spaces on each side of his lower middle teeth. I can't look at his smile without cracking up.

Anyway- so he lost a tooth.
We had a special "Tooth Fairy holder-thing" that was actually a ceramic fairy votive candle holder from Partylite. It was a ceramic fairy holding out her hand, and had a little glass cup for a votive or tealight candle. That's what we used to put his teeth in for the Tooth Fairy. No messing with pillows and chancing kids waking up or anything. I impress myself at times.

Since we don't have the Tooth Fairy holder-thing anymore, we put Jaysen's tooth in a fancy schmancy goblet. Surely the Tooth Fairy would like something of such beauty.

Did I mention I'm sick?

I was too tired to remind Jaysen to write a note to the Tooth Fairy, so we just put the tooth in and he went to bed. I had a lot of stuff to do for the insurance claim, so I was working until I thought I was going to pass out.

Took a shot of NyQuil, and went to bed.

You guessed it.
In the morning when Jaysen woke up- the tooth was still there.
Crappity, crap, crap.
I did the ultimate mind-fuck and told him he must have been dreaming because I just checked, and the tooth was gone. He went upstairs to check. In the goblet was a dollar bill.

The Tooth Fairy didn't leave him a note.
The Tooth Fairy always leaves him a note.
And what was with the dollar bill?
The Tooth Fairy always leaves cool stuff like a silver dollar or the gold dollar coins.
A regular dollar bill? You've got to be kidding.

So- I kinda dropped the ball on this one, big time.
He's still hurt the Tooth Fairy didn't leave him a note. He tore apart his room looking for it. I told him maybe she forgot to leave one because he forgot to write one to her, but he wasn't buying it.

But did I mention I was sick???
Lesson learned: Tooth Fairies should not drink NyQuil.


Shea's Mom said...

Hey, you were sick. Don't beat yourself up.

Funny about believing in that kind of stuff.

I mistakenly thought my oldest (10) was ready to "know the truth" because she is always trying to catch the tooth ferry off guard, etc. So, I told her. She's mad at me now and wishes she didn't know.

Shit. There is no winning.

I have been thinking about you a lot. I can only imagine all the paperwork, etc. is on your plate. No wonder, you are sick. Try some of those Airbornes. I always feel they make the sick move along a little faster.


Joeymom said...

Hey, our tooth fairy replaces things. When Joey got a watch, and it broke, she replaced it- after a talk with me, of course.

Now I am totally cool, because I talk to the tooth fairy.

Maybe he can write his note now, so she can write back. After all, we all make mistakes. Even the fairies.

Maddy said...

O.k. sicko, time to cheer you up! Failure, failure, failure but I beat you by a mile.


Very tired mummy sneaks into bedroom and places silver coin under pillow and tip toes away again. A combination of jetlag, sniffled and fatigue made me very uncareful.

Next morning howls of agony from the aforementioned bedroom. What a catastrophe! That's darned English Tooth Fairy had left a ten penny piece instead of a 25 cents coin.

My, my way bad.

Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

I was tucking my younger son in on the night of a lost tooth (he was 10 at the time) and said something along the lines of "Now go to sleep soon so the Tooth Fairy can come." He looked at me and said, "Or, you could just give me the money now and then you won't have to stay up." (!) The gig was up.

Hope you get well soon!