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Feb
08
2012

Right now my 7-year-old’s mouth looks like the states of California and Texas are coming in up top and down below… it just looks like it could get expensive. Like the kind of expensive where I don’t get my future trip to Paris.

So far, Dylan has lost 6 teeth and she’s started to treat the Tooth Fairy like her own personal pen pal.

For example, Dylan recently left a note under her pillow inquiring what to do about an adult tooth that is coming in before the baby tooth has had a chance to fall out. She could Google it but she’d rather go directly to the source.

Thankfully, the Tooth Fairy wrote a note that night and calmed her fears about the situation.

And then Dylan wrote this one when she lost her most recent tooth…

Just in case, you’re not fluent in first grade prose…. Dylan has reported her tooth lost. She’d like the Tooth Fairy to find it. She would also like the Tooth Fairy to bring something for her sister Summer because Summer hasn’t lost any teeth yet and is sad. AND she would also like something for 20-month-old Harlowe because Harlowe lost a tooth last year in a little accident.

I mean, that’s it?! Dylan doesn’t want a new Mini Cooper too? Or perhaps a pied-a-terre in the city?

There is no mention of poor Chase. It’s a girls’ world buddy.

The Tooth Fairy brought nothing for Harlowe (which thankfully went unnoticed), Summer a $1 bill and Dylan a $2 bill. In full disclosure, that’s the same exact $2 bill that Dylan got the last time a tooth fell out. The Tooth Fairy must have been a bit short on cash and did some recycling but I’m sure she has every intention of making up for it the next time around.

At 6:50 am the next morning, I started getting poked and it was Dylan who was quite upset.  I rushed into her room, thinking we must have put the wrong bill under the wrong pillow but everything seemed in place.

“Where’s my letter? She just left money! There’s no letter. Where’s the letter?!!”.

“Dylan sweetheart, I’m sure she was busy and didn’t have time to write. She was probably watching The Voice. She’ll write next time. Enjoy your cash. Now I’m going to go lie down for 9 more minutes.”

Dylan’s love of correspondence has me a touch concerned that she might turn into one of those gals who marries a prison inmate after a long letter courtship, but it’s probably too early to tell.

28 Responses to demands for the tooth fairy

  • HonestMum says:

    HAHAH! As ever, cracked me up. I remember writing to Santa that I was sleeping with my Grandparents one Xmas Eve (it’s a Greek thing) and was worried he wouldn’t find me-(we had a big house). I spent hours drawing posters with arrows directing him to my Gran’s room and literally the year later, I found out you know, Santa might not be real. My Mama kept the posters though. Bless.

    kelcey@mamabirddiaries.com Reply:

    That is so sweet! And time consuming.

    HonestMum Reply:

    Totally! Now where did my mother put those posters….

  • Heather says:

    Ha! The Tooth Fairy always left me a 50 cent piece that I hid in a secret spot. After I lost all my teeth my dad took me to the bank to open an account and I saw all the little safety deposit boxes so I thought my 50 cent pieces would be safe…I was broken hearted later when I tried to withdraw money and got out dollar bills. They hadn’t kept MY coins separate and safe!

    kelcey@mamabirddiaries.com Reply:

    Awww. that is cute.

    Jenn Reply:

    The mind of a child is a beautiful and wonderful uncomplicated thing. What a beautiful (although devastating!!!!!) story.

  • Bitsy says:

    You have a great tooth fairy in your district. You are lucky, ours sucked. Big time. Sometimes she just completely forgot and I would have to act like, “Oh, here it is! She must have dropped your money over here on the floor. Poor tooth fairy must have been having a long night.”

    kelcey@mamabirddiaries.com Reply:

    Wait – that’s brilliant. Totally doing that.

  • Bitsy, I think your tooth fairy may just have been transferred over to our neighborhood. (Although here she is called “la petite souris” — the little mouse. No, I don’t know why, either. Neither does my husband, who claims to be French but I am beginning to have my doubts.) She has no work ethic whatsoever–sometimes she even comes a day late!

    kelcey@mamabirddiaries.com Reply:

    A Tooth Fairy with no work ethic? That is sad indeed. :)

  • Marinka says:

    I can’t believe the tooth fairy didn’t leave a note. That can really traumatize a child for life. (Good luck with the other kids!)

  • Betsy says:

    My daughter leaves a note and sometimes a gift fot the tooth fairy, like a picture, small toy, etc. She was very upset when the tooth fairy left her a note, but did not thank her for the specific toy. So the tooth fairy left a note thanking her for the gift from the last tooth. All my daughter had to say was, “She thanked me for the last gift, but she did not say ANYTHING about the one I left her this time.” The tooth fairy just cannot win.

    FYI- the tooth fairy has started placing a reminder note on my pillow while my daughter is getting ready for bed. This helps her remember to visit hours after my daughter has gone to bed.

    kelcey@mamabirddiaries.com Reply:

    Smart tooth fairy.

  • anna says:

    love this. according to my daughter there is a union of tooth fairies, which explains why sometimes you get a note-leaving tooth fairy, sometimes a money leaving tooth fairy, and sometimes even a forgot-to-visit tooth fairy….

  • Since Oliver lost his first tooth at the tender age of five and didn’t really know much about money (other than how it’s fun to poke coins into heating grates, that is) – we made the mistake of getting him a small toy for his first Tooth Fairy visit. It took A LOT of circle talk to explain that it was a one time thing and that after the first tooth, the Tooth Fairy brings quarters.

    Since then, Oliver has lost seven teeth and has only had TWO to put under the pillow. He always loses them. But on the upside, he tends to forget about the whole Tooth Fairy thing (probably because quarters are completely useless to him) and when he lost a tooth this week, we unintentionally skipped the fairy charade altogether. It was nice. Though I’m pretty sure the twins won’t be nearly as tolerant of my flakiness when they start losing teeth.

    I could see Eleanor writing letters too. And thank goodness she can’t read yet – because if she happened up this post, it would definitely give her ideas.

  • Lanie says:

    Thanks for the info. – who knew how much to leave per tooth?! So sweet that Dylan asked for something for Summer too. xoxoxo


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