Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tooth Fairy

After losing his second tooth in the middle of Michael's bead aisle, Nick was anxious to get home.

So he could go to bed. At 4:00pm. So the Tooth Fairy could come and bring him money.



I convinced him that the Tooth Fairy wouldn't come until everyone was asleep anyway, so he might as well stay up until bed time. He reluctantly conceded. And now, he's snuggled up in bed, "Cuddly Dino" in his arms and his tooth in a little baggy under his pillow. With one eye open, no doubt.

Delaney is so excited at the thought of A! FAIRY! IN! HER! HOUSE! that she probably will also sleep with one eye open. (I feel a little bad lying to her.)

Tonight, I'm going to have to call on all those sneaking around skills that I perfected in high school. Nick has already stopped kissing me at the bus stop. I don't want to kill the fairy for him as well. He's already growing up too fast. He will be six a week from tomorrow. SIX! Where has the time gone? And where was I?

Where is the Turn Back Time Fairy when I need her?

19 comments:

Amo said...

This is sweet. Time does fly. I can't believe my son is already one.

I always wondered as a kid how my parents got the tooth out from under my pillow without waking me up! It must be a skill that comes automatically when you become a parent. So, don't worry. You must have it!

Noelle said...

hey, what's the going rate for a tooth now-a-days, anyway? i'm a little out of practice!

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

I remember when Aiven lost her first tooth, in kindergarten. I was all set to slip a quarter under her pillow when EVERYONE, including my mom who left my brothers and I quarters, insisted that I leave a dollar. Then everyone we know also gave her a dollar; I think she ended up with close to $20 off that first tooth. Now she's in fourth grade, hadn't lost a tooth in a long time, and just lost three this week!

Holly said...

Oh the tooth fairy! Your story is very sweet. My boy (he's 8) still believes (I love that he is still innocent...for now). I just wonder if he can keep a secret when it is his sisters turn...there is a 6 year age difference.

Holly

Shannon said...

Oh you know how I can relate to this subject. It is so tough being a mom, and I'm not talking about the physical stuff this time. Good luck with planting the money. Just don't do what I did one time. Totally forget to put the money under the pillow. Apparently that night, the tooth fairy had some problems traveling or maybe she had a cold. ;)

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Awww, what a special time! I hear you about keeping the innocence for as long as possible. I hope he stays sound asleep. If you have some glitter, sprinkle a little on his bed to let him know that the fairy was there.

r u s s said...

Aww, that is really sweet :) Your kid will surely remember that when he grows up. I love it when moms do these little things for their children, in the future they will become moments that the children will always remember.

Sincerely, Jenni said...

My youngest is 9, so I know that this will be my last hurrah with Santa, Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy... it's kind of nice knowing I won't have to hide things and sneak around and make up stories, but I'll miss the magic in my kids' eyes. *sniff*

Daffy said...

I guess I don't mind lying to my kid because I'm looking forward to the toothfairy stuff. They have to grow up so fast - I want her to have some of the magic in her memories that I have in mine....

Love the story! I totally would've been in bed at 4p too!

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

My middle son just had his first experiences with the Tooth fairy too! And he will be six next wednesday.

brainella said...

My father likes to tell my nieces and nephews that the tooth fairy brings $20 per tooth...much to my siblings mismay. :)

Willoughby said...

My daughter lost a tooth last night just as she got into bed. She's 10 now, and I know she knows the truth because she always says "Wouldn't it be funny if there was no tooth fairy and you just took my tooth and gave me money?" But I always tell her that the tooth fairy only gives money to the children who believe in her.

blueviolet said...

I had the worst time trying to sneak in their rooms without them waking up!

Sarah Chang said...

Great post! I love it! My little one is still so small, but everyone keeps telling me time passes so quickly...

Susan Fobes said...

My son is six too and I have started seeing a few changes in him. Thankfully he still likes to snuggle with me but I am watching the clock just like you...

Janie B said...

It was always such a fun challenge to sneak in and trade money for teeth when my girls were little. I loved it!

Jaqueline said...

oh, that is so sweet!!!

Tiaras said...

he's 6 and won't kiss you any more!! You poor Dear! My son is going to be 8 here and I still get tons of kisses - I think I may have a full on heart attack when he tells me no more!

Michele said...

Great post...

And I have a good idea where you were the last six years...
From what i've read, you were right there, being one of the coolest mom's I know ;)

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