Sunday, January 20, 2013

Something you never knew about the Tooth Fairy

Annabelle lost another tooth. That makes 4 teeth lost before she's even turned 6. She has 2 more that are loose and 5 weeks before she turns 6 so that number could go up. This front tooth came out while she was brushing her teeth. She started freaking out because when she went to spit out the tooth paste, there was a bunch of blood in the sick. (And Annabelle doesn't handle blood well. If she sees it, she starts to gag.) After we washed out her mouth, we realized that her tooth was gone and we figured it had gone down the drain. Annabelle was very concerned that the tooth fairy wouldn't come if we didn't find the tooth, so Michael spent the next 30 minutes taking apart the pipes under the sink (and removing the disgusting gunk that builds up in them) looking for the missing tooth. He did eventually find it. He definitely earned the name "Superdad" for that. We put the tooth under her pillow and she went to bed.

The next morning, she looked under her pillow and found a tooth from the tooth fairy and a dollar bill. She was thrilled. But as she was getting ready for school, she happened to see her tooth sitting on her dresser. Annabelle was very upset that the tooth fairy didn't take it. I explained to her that probably what happened was the tooth fairy took the tooth out of the bag it was in, put it on the dresser so she could put the note and the dollar in the bag, and then left, forgetting to take the tooth with her. We decided to put the tooth under her pillow that night so the tooth airy could come back and get it.

Well, darn that blasted tooth fairy. She forgot again to take the tooth. We decided to try one more night. That night as I was going to bed and Annabelle was still awake, I asked Michael to make sure the tooth fairy was coming before he went to bed. 

The next morning, the tooth was gone and there was a gold dollar and the following note:

That might be too small to read, so here's what it said:

Dear Annabelle,

You are growing up so quickly! You lost another tooth. I am sorry I forgot to take it with me the first night you put it under your pillow. I feel so silly! I want to put to rest any concerns you may have about the integrity of the operation I run, so I have left a special Sacajawea dollar coin for you. I hope you like it!

The Tooth Fairy

P.S. Thank you for being a goof helper to your Mom and sisters.

When Annabelle read it, she had to ask what about 4 words meant. I had no idea the tooth fairy was such a logophile. Oh well. The tooth has finally been collected and that's all that really matters, right?

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