I really am starting to feel a little bit of mother’s remorse because with Mini-Me, I couldn’t WAIT for her to go to bed so that the Tooth Fairy could capture that precious little tooth and replace it with 4 shiny quarters. Yes, that is all the Tooth Fairy drops at our house. In some circles, she may be a cheapskate, but in the circle that is our house, $1.00 a piece seems pretty damn good considering all they had to do was lose that little sucker and remember to put it under their pillow. Once we get the littles to remember the proper placement of their pearly white, we have a hard time getting the message to the Tooth Fairy to remember to do her job when she is supposed to do it. Short of telling the littles the truth *gasp*, I don’t know how many more little white lies Farmer Bob and I can come up with to cover up her forgetfulness.
Again, cute, but a little over the top for me. I am NOT going to make a “Tooth Fairy door” to put by my kids’ beds. This seems like a craft that would not only cause me to lose my mind, but curse uncontrollably. Still not solving our little problem.
“Oh, you must not have been asleep yet when she came by”
“Maybe she was just too busy. I am sure you aren’t the only kid who lost a tooth last night”
or the one we used this last time after the Boy said he didn’t put it under his pillow right away:
“Oh, she must have come by and it wasn’t there yet, so she moved on.”
Impressive, no? I mean, I am pretty witty first thing in the morning, especially without coffee. I think they are better than “mommy fell asleep on the couch and completely forgot.”. Agreed?
I think I may have come up with a solution that doesn’t involve installing a neon sign as a flashing reminder. Are you sure you can handle this much genius so early in the morning? Grab a cup of coffee, I can wait. I really want you to be able to properly process what I am about to say. It will revolutionize the entire Tooth Fairy story for everyone. Oh, you are back? Here we go.
I have recently discovered that the Tooth Fairy has a sister. She comes along not only to help carry off all the teeth, but to provide help and encouragement to mothers as well. Hold on to your cups as I introduce you to the Tooth Fairy’s very helpful sister…THE WINE FAIRY.
How fabulous is this? The Tooth Fairy brings money and places it under the pillow in exchange for dear Johnny’s pearly white, while the Wine Fairy brings a bottle of wine and leaves it on mom’s nightstand in exchange for well, in exchange for nothing. Just as a goodwill gesture to promote peace, love, and mental stability for mothers everywhere. A thank you in a way, for promoting your littles creative brain and encouraging them to believe. For just being their mother. Pure. Genius. For her I think that maybe, just maybe, I would not only encourage, but demand, the arrival of the Tooth Fairy. I would even consider making her a door.