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29 April 2008 @ 08:44 am
*Holds Sign*  
It says: WORST. PARENT. EVER.

So I was so embroiled in my own self-pity party yesterday evening that I completely forgot that the tooth fairy was supposed to come last night. Ethan lost ANOTHER tooth. It's a wonder the kid has any left at all. Anyhow, the drama was high at our house this morning.

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Ethan. (wails) The tooth fairy didn't come!

Me. (thinks big ugly swear words) Oh, no.

Ethan. (Borderline hysterical) And the tooth is gone!

Me. We'll write a letter and explain. It'll be alright. We'll take care of it.

(Hysterics ease and we go downstairs where the boys are eating their Malt-o-Meal (I know, gag. They like it.) And Ethan sees a dollar bill on the kitchen counter. It came out of yesterday's laundry. It is crumpled and mangled beyond belief.)

Ethan. Here it is! I wonder why she left it down here? Why didn't she leave it under my pillow?

Me. (Thinks, 'Cause she found it in the dryer) Um....

Aaron. (Gestures toward the staircase) That is a lot of stairs.

Ethan. (looks at his brother like he's an idiot) She's a FAIRY.

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Anyhow, crisis averted. And he was appeased by the dollar. Quite frankly, I'm shocked that an eight year-old still believes in the things he does.

And EW. Now I have to go find the rogue tooth up there. Oh, my life is SO glamorous.
 
 
I am:: home
I feel:: anxiousanxious
I hear:: Breathe No More - Evanescence
 
 
 
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Love - Handjandjsalmon on April 29th, 2008 02:13 pm (UTC)
OH MY GOSH! I have done that before too! EEEP! Luckily we put teeth in glasses of water by the bed and I had completely forgot about it - I was actually up late writing Caliga and not paying attention to my family at the time - and Scott was SO upset. I wasn't as lucky as you having the dollar bill on the counter. AND instead of a Loony ($1 coin) like we normally give him - he got a Toony ($2 coin) because the Tooth Faerie was very very remorseful.

*sighs* Our poor boys. :(
Carrie Leigh: Cinically Insanecarrie_leigh on April 29th, 2008 02:16 pm (UTC)
They have to have something to talk about in therapy when they're older, right?
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: D/G Portrait with Tiesjandjsalmon on April 29th, 2008 02:46 pm (UTC)
Oh totally. I'm already anticipating them having massive issues with computers... like dreams where it squishes them or something. Gotta have a goal, you know?
Mala13oct on April 29th, 2008 02:58 pm (UTC)
Heheeh... my daughter just has to see me on the comp and she goes Mammmaaa noooo... LOL, yeah I can so see this happening.
Kate: Enchanted - Gisellemugglechump on April 29th, 2008 02:27 pm (UTC)
That is a lot of stairs.

*dies*

Your kids are amazing.
dragonsangel68: Ewan Buggerdragonsangel68 on April 29th, 2008 02:30 pm (UTC)
Good luck finding that rogue tooth *eww*

I've done that before, but we use a shot glass beside the bed, so the teeth don't go walkabout ;) I've got a whole range of excuses for why the tooth fairy didn't come, but my personal favorite was one I used to serve Mitch when he still believed: It's football season, mate, and the tooth fairy has to visit all the footballers who had their teeth knocked out today, so they'd feel better. She won't forget you, but there's only so many hours in a night...
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: D/G Portrait with Tiesjandjsalmon on April 29th, 2008 02:45 pm (UTC)
OOOh guess what? Someone guessed that your story was Me - I can't tell you how uber-flattered I was. I was grinning all day. HEE!

*cough* Sorry about the drive-by comment. ;)
dragonsangel68: HP - Draco/Ginny Kiss (art)dragonsangel68 on April 29th, 2008 02:53 pm (UTC)
Well, that makes two of us grinning, because I had to ignore a comment in a review pointing that out to me and I was just thrilled to have been mixed up with you :)
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: D/G with namejandjsalmon on April 29th, 2008 02:55 pm (UTC)
Oh that's right - she commented too. HEE! I was amused since I had already commented above her - yet she was SURE it was mine.

(*whispers loudly* Mine's a bit of a departure from what I normally write - not fluffy/happy AT ALL - so no wonder people are confused.)

I /hope/ you weren't horribly offended. I was all - HEE! Someone has delusions that I'm as awesome dragonsangel. ;)
dragonsangel68: HP - Draco/Ginny Missing Youdragonsangel68 on April 29th, 2008 03:01 pm (UTC)
Perhaps she thought you were trying to be sneaky ;)

Ah ha! That's why I couldn't pick it! I got myself so confused and wound up that I didn't end up doing the guessing game.

Offended? Not at all! I was really thrilled to think someone thought it was yours, because you are awesome *g*
Carrie Leigh: janitorcarrie_leigh on April 29th, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC)
MY GOSH, THAT'S BRILLIANT.

You get the win for today, Jen.
dragonsangel68: Ewan Buggerdragonsangel68 on April 29th, 2008 02:56 pm (UTC)
Can you tell I've forgotten a lot over the years? At least it gave me an excuse to perfect the *cough*reasons*cough :)
O Demanding One: Express: C&H  Squee! Hobbesheyurs on April 29th, 2008 02:48 pm (UTC)

wheeeee! I think it is precious! :D I hope they keep believing in as much as possible for as long as possible! *g*

That dollar being there was God putting a little relief on your shoulders since it slipped your mind with the goings-on you had yesterday. X)   When Ethan announced that she is a fairy, indicating that the stairs wouldn't bother her...icing on the cake! :D

I love their baby teeth! I am still collecting Trei's. hehehe!

I hope this mean you are feeling all better today! *huggles you*

Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Moroni 8:16jandjsalmon on April 29th, 2008 02:56 pm (UTC)
Oh good - I collect Scott's too- SOOO glad I'm not the only one. ;)
O Demanding One: Express: Grin X)  Snoopyheyurs on April 29th, 2008 04:06 pm (UTC)

Nope! Not the only one! ;)

dL: peacedieloreley on April 29th, 2008 03:09 pm (UTC)
I think my computer was making breathy noises while I was looking at your Darth Vader userpic because I swear I heard breathing. *indignantly* I'm not crazy!

Umm... tell Ethan the tooth fairy never came to me. She must have a bad memory or something so I'm not surprised she couldn't find his bed again after taking the tooth.

*giggles* Hope you find that tooth before Katie does!
I'm just me: facepalmairmidm on April 29th, 2008 04:16 pm (UTC)
You handled it better than I did when I forgot. I forgot so completely that the tooth was still in the nifty little pillow my mom made for Amber when she was tiny. O.o That was my saving grace. I told her the tooth fairy must have had a busy night and that we'd leave the tooth out for her to get the moment she had time.

Good luck with finding the tooth, hon.

WolfStarwolfstar07 on April 29th, 2008 08:13 pm (UTC)
The crisis aversion bit is funny, lol. But the tooth fairy not coming has totally happened to me before. And I wrote a letter, ha ha. Ours tended to leave quarters though, which for some reason I once found stacked on my shelf on the other side of the room. *shrugs*
pipperstormspipperstorms on May 2nd, 2008 02:19 am (UTC)
My mother, who worked the night shift, used to forget my tooth fairy visits all the time, but I got to the point where I hoped the tooth fairy would forget for a few nights, because for every night she was late, she left doubble. Have you ever thought of making tooth boxes for the baby teeth? It helps with the losing processes :-P When I was a kid, we did it as a craft.