Monday, January 14, 2008

A VISIT FROM THE TOOTH FAIRY

When I was little and lost a tooth, I would place it under my pillow. In the night, the “tooth fairy” would visit, take the tooth and, in its place leave a quarter or perhaps a Kennedy half-dollar if it was a particularly fabulous specimen. When I became a parent, I became impressed with the stealth with which this operation took place. I hope I’m not letting the cat out of the bag here but….WE had to be the tooth fairy and Mark and I were NOT worthy of the responsibility. Tooth fairy at our house was lame. We suggested the tooth be placed in a bowl of water on Monica’s dresser. On occasion, the tooth fairy “forgot”. Explanation: “Well, honey, I’m betting a LOT of kids lost teeth yesterday and she just couldn’t keep up. I’m SURE she’ll make it tonight”. That happened more than once and she always showed up the second night. On at least one occasion, the tooth fairy actually visited while Monica was eating breakfast….she’s THAT good. (*Whew*). As time went on, I learned to put money in my pocket as soon as I knew the tooth would be left. Since I don’t usually have cash in my pocket, it would serve as a reminder to do the big switch before we turned in.

Fast forward to years later when Monica informed us that she once had seen the tooth fairy. Can you see the panic in our eyes? What could she have seen? Well, lets just say that Mark’s pajamas are the ones in which he came from the factory. Yep, apparently, the moon was shining particularly BRIGHT on the night Monica lost her tooth. Fast forward to last week when I received this photo via e-mail. The note attached said it was a “snow angel” but Monica confirmed…it’s the tooth fairy!

9 comments:

EkoVox said...

You Santa Cruz folk are strange...

Monica... Media Professional said...

hahahahahahahahahahahaha

I'm telling you, it looks *exactly* like the Toothfairy. Scary, the resemblance. Perhaps I should be thankful "she" wasn't wearing a tutu.

Kym said...

I think that photo is adorable!! I want a new toothfairy for our house. My husband better watch out, I'm buying him wings.

Rhan Wilson said...

Coming from another strange Santa Cruzan, that is a great story and photo!
Keep up the entertainment!

Rhan

The Boy Most Likely to ... said...

I am sure that guy will not make that kind of bet again!

Or...something my brothers would have done to me. (sniff)

My mom was an exceptional tooth very. Her stealth was quite effective.

Thank you for the laugh!

-boy

The Boy Most Likely to ... said...

I should add my mom was also a tooth fairy...in addition to her duties as a tooth very!

-boy

Beachcomber said...

Boy, I just presumed she was good at her job...VERY good.

Sandi said...

I DO NOT want that tooth fairy at my house. I seriously just threw up a little!

Beachcomber said...

Maybe at your house, Sandi, the fairy has more...feminine curves? Less fur?