Gumby World

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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

The Tooth Fairy Is Going To Be The Death Of Me.....

That dang tooth fairy. I swear there are a lot of times I suck at this parenting thing. I have a long standing problem with remembering and not planning well for this lady. With my son, when he lost his first tooth, we were in awe and showered him with money. Five Bucks to be exact. Poor planning on my part. I have 4 kids. And they keep track. Only the first tooth rated the high bucks after that they dropped. I can't tell you how many times I've called my friend across the street asking if she has some bills laying around cause we didn't and the tooth fairy doesn't wait.

Next is Catherine. She is a wonderful, imaginative child. We had to cough up Five Bucks for her to keep the flow going. Then the next time I forgot to put money under the pillow. She reminds me of this when a tooth time comes around. "Momma, remember the time that I woke up and the tooth fairy didn't have the money under my pillow and then I went to the bathroom and when I came back there was money under my pillow? Remember?? I don't know how I missed seeing her!!" To which my now non-believer son says "Yeah, mom REMEMBER!!!!".... I had to raid his money jar to fulfill that wonderful duty. AND this imaginative child has a book about a child that wrote letters too the tooth fairy and the tooth fairy wrote back. Guess what I get to do now. It is going to be a long term correspondence. How am I supposed to remember money AND a letter.

Now child #3. She will be 5 in a couple of days (expect a letter to her soon, LOL) and lost her first tooth over a week ago. We said "Let's put it under the pillow for the tooth fairy." and her reply was "No. It's MINE! I'm going to keep it". And she did until she pulled tooth #2 out. So last night she decided she was ready to give up her teeth to a fairy but would NOT sleep in her bed while someone comes in and gets it. AND she wants it in quarters. Crap, quarters! I didn't have many quarters. I had a $5 and some ones... You know, keeping the theme going... NOT quarters. So hubby found about $2 and some change in quarters. She was happy and can't stop talking about her quarters. Of course Catherine can count money now (dang the school system!) and has to inform me of the deflated amount Georgia got compared to her. So of course I say "With inflation I bet the Tooth Fairy is just hauling bills around. Quarters are heavy and that is probably all she had". Oh, the lies we tell. Dang Tooth Fairy!


  • At 4:10 AM , Blogger Alien said...

    LMAO Kim! OMG! This is soooo going to be me once the kids start losing teeth. I'm so bad at remembering stuff like that! Crap! LOL!

  • At 7:00 PM , Blogger mama_tulip said...

    LMAO!! Catherine *slays* me!


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