March 2, 2008
Tooth Fairy Gets A Star
She did it! She actually made it! The Tooth Fairy delivered on time last night! She seems to have a problem at our house. I keep meaning to speak to her road manager about this.
She has never, ever, in the 12 previous appointments at our house showed up on time. We finally decided that our house is the last on her delivery route. In fact one night our daughter said she woke up at 5:00am and the tooth was still there, but then when she checked at 6:45 the tooth had been replaced by money. "I thought she came in the night" she said. "Well, was it still dark when she came?" I replied. "Umhm ... oh, yeah, we are the last house before it gets light outside, cool!" Whew! Dodged that one.
We are starting to figure out that this tooth fairy is kinda picky:
One of her little quirks is HOW the tooth is placed. Apparently our idea of taping the tiny tooth to a piece of paper doesn't work because... maybe, it is too heavy? She didn't take the tooth that night. So we tried leaving the microscopic tooth by itself, and after MUCH rooting around, TF found it. We have also tried putting it in a plastic bag so it is easier for said TF to find it. Didn't work that night either. Wow, she's picky!
Another one of her quirks is WHERE the tooth is placed. One time the girls were having a "sleep together" night. The next morning, we discovered the TF needs it to be placed under your own pillow ... in your own bed. Testy, testy!
She can be a little sneaky too. One morning our daughter woke up to find that TF had taken the tooth, but didn't leave any money. Said daughter came into our room in tears. My husband comforted her as Mrs. TF dashed down the back stairs and searched in vain for a few quarters. When she returned, the whole family was in my daughter's room. I told my daughter to check in the bathroom near her toothbrush. Sneaky little TF put the $ under her pillow with all five of us in the room. Wow! She's good.
Worst of all, she is a VERY busy lady. She missed our house 3 nights in a row. On the fourth morning, she left the cutest little note (in TINY handwriting) apologizing for her lateness. She had been so busy with so many children losing their teeth, that she was finally catching up.
Well, at least she has manners!
Last night Mr. and Mrs TF were watching tv, when a commercial with a tooth fairy bag appeared. They looked at each other and laughed; what good timing! Mrs. TF jumped out of bed and made her rounds.
Way to go, Girl! You did it! I am so proud of you! No excuses! No late fees (yeah, we've paid those, especially on the 3-day-late one!) I don't know why you took the tooth ... especially since it was in a plastic bag.
You're really getting soft. Just sayin.