Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Sneaky Fairy gets the Tooth

My little guys are growing up. Helios lost another tooth, his third, this week. The Tooth Fairy ranks right up there with Santa Claus in our house. She leaves one dollar for each tooth. But that is not what makes her so special. It's what else she leaves behind that the boys find so wonderful...fairy dust. Yep, she always leaves a little on the pillow as proof that she was there and that she is, in fact, a fairy. Otherwise, you might just start to think that anyone could be taking that tooth and leaving a dollar, right?

This time the Tooth Fairy had a little bit of a problem sneaking Helios' tooth...he had lodged it quite deeply underneath the middle of his pillow. There was so much fairy dust scattered on the pillow, under the pillow, all over the sheets, that upon waking, Helios said, "It looks like the Tooth Fairy exploded in my bed!" A thrilling prospect for both boys to imagine.

Years ago, when Leonardo lost a tooth he decided to set a trap for the Tooth Fairy. He planned to catch her in the act. He placed his tooth inside a small box, inside another larger box, and then placed the boxes inside a gallon-size baggie. He propped the baggie open with a stick of sorts which he tethered to his hand. The plan: unsuspecting Tooth Fairy gets busy opening the boxes and unknowingly triggers the stick to fall at which the sleeping Leonardo would be awaken to quickly zip her up in the gallon-size baggie. Brilliant! Well, the plan was somehow foiled. Leonardo never woke but the trap was clearly meddled with and the tooth was gone. Interestingly, there was fairy dust everywhere that night too. In the boxes, in the bag, all over sleeping Leonardo. Just goes to show you that you have to wake up pretty early in the morning to trap the Tooth Fairy...

1 comment:

  1. I'd love to see a smile shot..I love the no-front-teeth look.

    btw-If you think the tooth fairy is pricey wait til you meet the university tuition fairy. : ) She's evil.


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