September 01, 2008

Dear Tooth Fairy

Late last night the big guy lost another tooth, giving him a grin that makes him look a bit like Leon Spinks. So he followed the proper procedure for disposing of said teeth. He went to the kitchen and placed the tooth in a plastic bag and then placed it beneath his pillow.

Shortly thereafter the "tooth fairy" took the tooth and replaced it with a little cash.

In the morning he woke up and was pleased to discover that his personal fortune had grown. And then for reasons only understood by little boys he decided that he wants all of his teeth back. I asked him why and didn't really get a response.

"Dad, we need to send a letter to the tooth fairy asking for my teeth back," he said. A moment later he told me that he wasn't entirely sure that the tooth fairy was real. "I think that it might be you or mom, but since I haven't seen you do it I am not sure.

He then explained that he intends to skip school so that he can sleep all day. The goal is to be able to stay up all night so that he might confront the tooth fairy and force him/her to return his teeth.

I told him that school was far more important than finding the fairy, but he insisted otherwise. I suppose that we are going to find out whether this is really about the fairy and his "missing" teeth or just a ploy to avoid starting school again.

Time will tell.

4 comments:

Child Ish Behavior said...

You should have told him that the tooth fairy only shows up when you lose a tooth. Now that he left he won't be back till the next tooth is gone.

PepGiraffe said...

Why can't he just leave a letter to the tooth fairy explaining that he wants his teeth back?

Jewish Deaf Motorcycling Dad said...

My oldest one has her first loose tooth. I mentioned when it comes out, we'll put it under the pillow for the tooth fairy, etc. She was a bit disappointed, she said she wanted to keep at least one of her teeth. When I asked what she wanted to keep it for, she had no answer, but she does mean to keep one. So I guess we'll have the first dollar (or whatever) for her second tooth.

Jack said...

I told him all sorts of good stuff.

Pep,

Actually he did.

JDMD,

They come up with all sorts of interesting stuff, don't they.