Thursday, February 22, 2007

Lazy Tooth Fairy

Sunday, poolside, while waiting for the baptism, one of Jacob's molars fell out. Excited by this surprise prospect for financial gain, Jacob was quickly disappointed when Monday morning, under his pillow he found his tooth, still neatly sealed in a ziplock bag. The same happened Tuesday morning and Wednesday morning. Jacob, who is quickly drawing close to the age where he should be seeing through this thin veneer, began to wonder if something was wrong with the Fairy, or if maybe he was doing something wrong. I assured him (blushing) that the Fairy would eventually do her job.

This morning, after the Fairy finished working on some emails at around 2 am, she snuck into Jacob's bedroom and reached under the pillow (on a high bunk-bed). The movement and faint sound of fingers on ziplock woke the despairing boy and the Tooth Fairy quickly dove under the bunk bed, hoping she hadn't been seen. Unfortunately, Jacob stuck his head over the edge of the bed and said, "Dad?". I smiled and said, 'Hey buddy, I'm just checking on your tooth.' He looked under the pillow and saw his tooth still there and fell back asleep after I reassured him she would come later in the night.

Whew. So, I went to bed and set my alarm for a few minutes before 7:00. Jacob stumbled into our room at 6, complaining that she STILL had not come. I told him to lay down and when he'd fallen asleep, the Tooth Fairy made the switch. At 7:00, I told Jacob just to make sure one last time. He was pleased to see that the trade had been made.

These kids these days! Their consumer expectations are something else! I would apologize for the Tooth Fairy, but really, one Euro is equal to $1.30 today and at that rate, it is no wonder she's scrambling, digging through 'Change for Vacation' jars to pay her clients.

So, lazy Tooth Fairy? In the end, all excuses aside, I guess this time she was.

6 comments:

Brian said...

I can't help but think that we're done with the tooth fairy, but I can't figure out how. What do you say? The tooth fairy was downsized? She had an accident? There's just no good way out of it. Maybe the truth? Nah...

Amy said...

I thought Nathan still believed until he got a loose tooth in December--and refused to wiggle it until we went to Oklahoma...He said he was "pretty sure the fairy at Grandpa's house pays more". He was right.

T & S Casey said...

I just want to know who came up with her? What does she do with all those teeth anyway?

Josh Furnal said...

she's gotta make necklaces or something...

Roxanne said...

Matching chandelier earrings would be nice...a row of bicuspids, a row of molars...

The tooth fairy, lazy? Perhaps she was too busy walking her "canines" to get back in time...

Roxanne said...

Have we positively identified the gender of the tooth fairy?