October 17, 2011

The Tooth Fairy Giveth…

Tonight, unexpectedly, TheMonk lost a tooth while being a little too aggressive while brushing his teeth. His jubilation was such that the blood spewing from his mouth did not seem to faze him one bit. Why was he psyched? The frickin’ Tooth Fairy, of course.

Now I’ve come a long way since the early days of Tooth Fairy visits. I learned to stock up on trinkets and little candies and, for some reason, I had a large collection of Sacagawea dollars that seem to be the perfect Tooth Fairy gift. I was ready for a barrage of lost teeth and Swee’Pea and TheMonk were only too happy to oblige. They have lost 12-14 teeth (including TheMonk’s phantom tooth) in the past year and I knew I was running low on supplies – especially those damn Sacagawea dollars.

So this tooth caught me off guard.

And what does a guy Tooth Fairy do when he’s unexpectedly called to duty and has no shiny coin (nor a crisp dollar bill) in sight? He does what you would do if you were in this situation. You’d sneak a Sacagawea dollar out of his sister’s piggy bank when she wasn’t looking.

Yes you would. Don’t deny it.


  1. Been there, done that, my friend. My daughter lost a tooth unexpectedly when she rammed head first into her friend’s butt while climbing behind her on the slide. Oy.

    Good thing she had a dollar in her piggy bank too.

    Comment by Val — October 18, 2011 @ 4:56 am

  2. Steal from one sibling to pay another?

    I’ve NEVER done THAT……

    Comment by Christina — October 18, 2011 @ 7:59 am

  3. You’d better replace it soon though. I’ll bet that Swee’Pea’s a COUNTER.

    Comment by Aina — October 18, 2011 @ 11:10 am

  4. That? Is awesome parenting. Too funny.

    Comment by amy — October 18, 2011 @ 5:05 pm

  5. You rock. Better lay in another supply, though!

    Comment by Deanna — October 18, 2011 @ 7:06 pm

  6. I know I would! Well, assuming I thought of it, so props for thinking on your feet! How many teeth are left to go?

    Comment by Wiley — October 25, 2011 @ 10:50 am

  7. He won’t take a check, huh?

    Comment by Grandmother — October 25, 2011 @ 10:12 pm

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