Sunday, June 7, 2009

They Always Say That Eyewitnesses Are Unreliable

The other day Sam lost a tooth. Frankly, I'm not sure how he keeps losing them because I swear he's already lost 30...40 teeth by now. Seriously. You tap him on the chin and teeth fall out.

Anyway, the other day Sam lost yet another tooth. Per usual, he put it under his pillow and went to sleep. Not per usual, the tooth fairy completely forgot about the tooth only to remember when Sam woke the tooth fairy up the next morning with incredibly sad screaming.

And just so you know, I'm not the tooth fairy. Alex is.

Sam had left his tooth under his pillow, so Alex hatched a plan. It was still pretty early in the morning, so he took the tooth and replaced it with the dollar coin our tooth fairy leaves. Then he left the room just as Jack walked in. (This is important for later.)

Alex found Sam and told him that he should go get his tooth so we could put it somewhere for safekeeping until nighttime when we would put out the tooth again in hopes that the tooth fairy would be able to catch up on her backlog and get to Sam's tooth.

Of course, Sam found the tooth and was so excited. He ran in to tell Alex that the tooth fairy had come, that she just must have been a little late. Alex expressed proper excitement and asked Sam if he had seen the tooth fairy.

No, no, he hadn't.

Alex then turned to Jack for some reason and asked him if he had seen the tooth fairy. Surprisingly, Jack said that he had. Turns out that, according to Jack, the tooth fairy looks like a bright light.

At least he didn't rat Alex out. But I'm kind of wondering what exactly he was looking at.

17 comments:

  1. wow--great save! my kids would be so disappointed about a fake tooth fairy. :)

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  2. yeah, they just make this stuff up. My son swears that there's a trail of pixie dust and that the window shade is slightly askew. Go ahead, ask him. He'll show you all the "clues".

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  3. I just remembered that my 11 year old lost a tooth on Saturday. Stupid tooth fairy.

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  4. Our tooth fairy totally sucks. One time, she had to ask the kid who lost the tooth to borrow a dollar so it could later be put back under his pillow. Three days after he lost it.

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  5. This comment is completely unrelated to your post (don't you love that?) but I was wondering if you would be doing Camp Stimey again this summer, because if you are, I may virtually join you with Oscar and Danny.

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  6. Wait a minute, your tooth fairy usually always comes on time? Ours has been know to come a day or two late fairly often. In fact, the tooth fairy doesn't fly when it's raining or snowing or when lots of kids lose their teeth (which just so happens everytime my girls lose teeth). In fact, they now say they like her being late as she brings an extra quarter....

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  7. HRH has yet to lose a tooth and is growing VERY impatient as his friends appear more and more toothless. The dentist says his grown up teeth are "right there."

    I think I'll remember the dollar coins idea when the time does come.

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  8. Hmmm... Blogger doesn't seem to think my comments are very interesting. Let's try this again.

    1. I'm sure the Tooth Fairy will be late with regularity in this house.

    2. In my mom's late night haste she wasn't paying close attention to what she pulled from her wallet. She woke up to hear me yelling, "Mom! The tooth fairy left me a dollar with an "O" on it!"

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  9. My kids know that the tooth fairy usually comes within 2-3 days. I like the idea from whirlwind of not coming at all in the rain or snow. That would buy me all kinds of time here in MT.

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  10. ha! Maybe he was thinking about tinkerbell? We have had late saves with the tooth fairy and st. nick, where we grab something and say 'oh look! they left it by the door!'

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  11. if he was leaning over then the sun really does shine out your husbands arse...

    *snigger*

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  12. I think our stroke of genius with the tooth fairy is having her take the teeth from the mantelpiece. It solves having to go into the rooms of little guys and retrieve small, hard pieces of enamel from their hoard of pillows. It also allows for planning and aforethought; I have a secret stash of matchbox cars (that just got replentished with a selection of small trucks.)

    Go blue bunny!

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  13. LOL at the white light! Cute story.

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  14. I am stealing the mantle place tooth fairy thing.

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  15. Don't feel bad. Our tooth fairy typically has a 24-hour backup. We said it's because she downloads her map in the morning to prepare for that night's run, so she has time to make a map.

    Thank God for technology!!!!

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  16. Whoa ... white light? Where DOES he get this stuff?

    Otherwise, sounds like a great week! Glad you were able to enjoy it.

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