I am literally the worst tooth fairy ever. I am closer to resembling a tooth goblin or tooth troll. I really try to be intentional with my treats but you can’t plan when those little buckies are going to come out! It’s always when I have nothing to celebrate the gradual progression into big kid-hood.
So, what to do? Another tooth lost. Ummm, let’s see here’s a quarter and a yellowed Flintstone vitamin! Surprise! We’re so excited you lost a tooth! I’m just kidding I didn’t do that. We don’t take Flintstone vitamins.
I do find myself scurrying around trying to find something to put under the pillow and it’s usually the next day because I forgot that night. How about a broccoli floret?? Don’t think that would work.
Sometimes I’ll hide the treat in the pillowcase or under the bed and pretend they didn’t look well enough for the surprise. You’re welcome. ..I dont mind if you borrow that one!
Last week my son lost a tooth. I actually remembered to do something and I put a dollar under his pillow. A dollar! Yall, it’s usually $.50 and a piece of gum! I didn’t have any gum so I thought he’d be excited about the dollar, nope! He was upset because he didn’t get any gum!
Same son lost another tooth 2 days ago. He casually says this morning, “I didn’t get anything for my tooth”. Smh@#%! I ruined it again! So I pretend to ignore his comment. When he starts his school work I scavenge the house for something that includes a sweet treat and some money.
My husband actually suggested giving him a half eaten package of gum that one of his vendors gave him. Complete with the vendors company logo on it!
Yall, he lost the tooth and proudly put it under his pillow 2 DAYS AGO! I am such a Tooth Goblin!