Sunday, July 10, 2011

Am I the only one?


OK, so Jackson lost a tooth this week.  He was SO excited about the tooth fairy coming.  (note to self...you're the tooth fairy!)  The boys get ready for bed and my hubby gets called into work.  Bummer.  I get everyone to sleep, tooth tucked perfectly under pillow for tooth fairy!  I check email, take a bath, wait for sleepiness to hit since I'm a wimp and hate going to bed with my hubby gone.  I say to myself over and over "get the tooth!"  Check on boys, still tossing a little, back to my room to putz a little more.  Climb in bed to watch T.V..."go get the tooth".  2 am, Hubby comes in from hospital, I don't hear a sound.  Fast forward to 6am...
Jackson comes dragging into my room, huge frown on his face, shoulders slumped, "mom" he says in barely a feeble whisper..."the tooth fairy forgot me" (insert tear rolling down cheek) HORROR gripped me immediately and I tried not to panic.  "Sweetheart, (I said softly and lovingly) maybe she is really busy and knows you sleep late and just hasn't made it here yet! Climb in bed with mommy, it will be ok.) As I grab my cell phone and discretely 911 text my hubby who has crashed in his scrubs on the couch...TOOTHFAIRY ALERT!!!! MONEY IN MY PURSE IN THE CAR!!! ASAP!!!! all with one hand hanging over bed as I try to comfort my heartbroken 7 year old.  Superhubby comes to the rescue ( I won't admit how many times he has!) and replaces tooth with 5 dollar bill.  Jackson falls back to sleep until 7:30.  When he wakes up I tell him to go check his pillow to which he replies, " I don't want to, she forgot me!"  Ouch, another pang of mommy guilt.  "Come on baby, I'll go with you!"  Walking to his room he starts to say something as he reaches for his pillow..."it doesn't matter anyway, it's...(lifting the pillow) it's MAGIC!!! SHE CAME!!!! (insert jumping up and down and waking up little brother with astonishment!!) And I got 5 DOLLARS!!! (attempt to relieve some of the mommy guilt with inflation!)  Proceed with a fabulous day of bragging and buying ice cream with the said tooth fairy money! Whew, that was close!!

Please tell me, I'm not the only one that has done this!!!

3 comments:

dwhite said...

You are not alone. I might know a certain someone that has had to do some fairy manuevering while another parent distracts a sad, teary eyed tooth-less little one. The guilt will ease when you realize how cool you are for getting the problem fixed without being discovered. Good parenting teamwork Marbles!

Ryann said...

I have forgotten my 2nd daughter's teeth three times! It is terrible but she was so forgiving. She wrote a note to the tooth fairy to not forget again and guess what...I did! Was just awful. And then the dreaded question came-are you the tooth fairy. I failed!

DSKgoatiegal said...

We didn't get to bed until late when my son put his tooth under his pillow. He was so excited he could barely sleep, so out of fear of waking him I decided to let him get a good couple of hours into his slumber. Problem was that I too, went to sleep. I was awakened the same way with a sad boy, but I told him that maybe the tooth fairy didn't get by our house because we were still awake when she came by. Pulled it off the next night without a hitch!

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