Thursday, March 05, 2009

How to Catch a Fairy

Some people are too smart for their own good! Dh came downstairs this morning. "Trouble," he said. I assumed that little boy was arguing, but no, it was something else.

William tested the tooth fairy system himself last night. Having lost a tooth, he quietly slipped it beneath his pillow without a word. This morning, the "tooth fairy" not knowing it was a work night, had missed her rendezvous. I told dh I could "fix it".

With a dollar in my pocket, I slipped upstairs and told Wm to look beneath his bed. He moves about a lot in his bed, and perhaps the dollar fell off onto the floor. And there it was!

"No, you put it there. And besides, the tooth is still here. My MOM is the tooth fairy!" Well, it worked when he was five, but I guess a seven year old is a little too sophisticated for that.

"I just wanted to know who the tooth fairy is," he said. "I'm glad I know now. But you can still give me money." He ran off to stare at the hole in the mirror.

Notes:
It is skunk season in Kentucky. The skunks are in high mating season, running back and forth across the roads. Some of them never make it.

Roxie (miniature horse) poked her eye and has a corneal abrasion. We now have the joy of putting medicine in her eye four times a day.

Today, it is supposed to get warmer!!

11 comments:

pita-woman said...

He's already doubtful of Santa, what next, the Easter Bunny?

Kristen Painter said...

Poor horse! How did she do that?

Kristina said...

Sigh. The toothfairy never remembers to come to our house. The tooth fairy has skipped our house for days, sometimes.

Camflock said...

The "aroma" of skunk seems to fill the air on most of the local roads. I wondered why...........you would think I could figure these things out for myself. I guess I am still a clueless city-gal. Thanks for enlightening me -- yet again!

Camflock said...

The Tooth Fairy just stopped coming by our house when we moved from Virginia to Kentucky. It is a shame for the youngest who has missed out on all the fun. I keep blaming it on a lack of an appropriate forwarding address. The kids have become very persistent though ... even leaving the "tooth fairy" very large notes. It has become a game in our house to see how long it takes the tooth fairy to "notice" a lost tooth. I must admit sometimes it is weeks and then Nana has to get involved.

Passage of a Woman said...

I assume if he doesn't already know, he will soon learn that mom is also Santa Clause, the Easter Bunny, and harvester of the money that grows on trees! The innocense of children is fleeting, isn't it?

jacobithegreat said...

Oh my gosh, I did that when I was a kid...
Although my mom noticed a tiny spot of blood on the sink and knew that I had lost a tooth. So the next morning I was SHOCKED to find a quarter there.
It wasn't until many years later that I brought it up and my mom told me how she found out. Ahh, memories.

David Cranmer said...

I remember having to keep reminding my parents that the tooth fairy forgot to take my tooth. Then I got the dollar and all was well with my world again.

chuckmccky said...

It's getting warmer here in Florida too. I just hate those cloudy days when the temperature is in the 60's. Mid to high 70's today, driving around with the convertible top down. It is supposed to go into the 80's for the next five days.

Travis Erwin said...

Sorry but yeah I must
have distracted the tooth fairy.

Sepiru Chris said...

But really, Junosmom, would you expect your kids to be anything but precocious? I wouldn't. Not your kids, with the time that I am guessing you spend with them.

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