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10 July 2006 @ 04:24 pm
The Tooth, The Whole Tooth, And Nothing But The Tooth  
It's a bizarre sort of record day at our house. Both kids lost teeth today, which means full service from the Tooth Fairy tonight! The first double-visit ever!

Our Tooth Fairy brings gifts, though-- toys and such in about the $5 range. And since the older child has not lost a tooth in over a year, I was a little unprepared with supplies for her.

Hence, a phone call to my Partner In Tooth. "Can you stop by Target on the way home, and visit the toy section?" Because I'm really hoping not to have to go out after he gets home.

Just one more job in the manual of Stealth Parent activities...
 
 
 
Entendre? Make mine a double.: one of my personalitiesdeirdre_c on July 10th, 2006 11:41 pm (UTC)
Heh. I have always made my husband in charge of all Tooth Fairy duties, because I live in dread that someone will wake up and catch me with a hand under the pillow!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on July 11th, 2006 05:00 am (UTC)
because I live in dread that someone will wake up and catch me with a hand under the pillow!
We solved that problem a long time ago, thank goodness. The oldest child sleeps Like.The.Dead. But the youngest is unpredictably touchy.

So, the teeth go either in the pocket of the Tooth Fairy doll (my sister gave us this for the oldest), which goes on the outside of the doorknob, or in the Tooth Box (left outside the door).

Both of our kids are persuaded that it is completely natural that the Tooth Fairy does not come into their rooms! Thank God. Or we'd be in trouble.
bluesister on July 10th, 2006 11:52 pm (UTC)
We had to scramble for coins last week when my younger child lost a tooth for the first time. The kid got $2! Now we have to match that each time...
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on July 11th, 2006 05:01 am (UTC)
$2 isn't too bad! (you can hoard dollars in advance, too)

The important thing is not to get caught... :0
The Grammarian about whom your mother warned you.acostilow on July 11th, 2006 12:55 am (UTC)
Because you are fast, you are Stealthy Like Ninja!

What fic did that come from...I can't remember...
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on July 11th, 2006 05:03 am (UTC)
Because you are fast, you are Stealthy Like Ninja!
:D Even better, we have a system where the teeth stay near the door outside the kids' rooms. This part is key.

The Stealth Santa and Stealth Easter Bunny activities make this one pale in comparison.

Stealth Santa is almost a monthlong job... :0
The Grammarian about whom your mother warned you.acostilow on July 11th, 2006 05:13 am (UTC)
That's brilliant, dude. I may steal that for when I have children. IF I have children. IF.

Stealth Santa is god. *nods*
Entendre? Make mine a double.: SN Sam gigglingdeirdre_c on July 11th, 2006 10:36 am (UTC)
OMG the image of Ninja Toothfairies is cracking me up!!

(BTW, http://meadowmines.livejournal.com/49631.html#cutid1)
The Grammarian about whom your mother warned you.acostilow on July 11th, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC)
Brilliant! Thanks!