Saturday, January 26, 2008

It's Not Nice to Fool the Tooth Fairy

The Tooth Fairy had a little trouble last night. She went in, and looked under William's pillow for the tooth. No tooth (we'd put it in a clear plastic pill case). Not stuck between the mattress and frame. Not under or around him. Not in his hand. hmmm....

The tooth fairy called in the co-tooth fairy, who searched on the floor next to the bed, all around the mattress and frame, and under all the stuffed animals. No tooth. Turned on the light, searched again. Thank goodness William is a sound sleeper. Then the co-tooth fairy, wise in the ways of small boys, frisked him. He had put the pill case in his underwear.

The Tooth Fairys replaced the tooth with dollar coins, and replaced the pill case in his underwear. Then turned off the light, left the room, and completely cracked up.

This morning, William was all excited to show us his money, and was so amazed that the tooth fairy had done the switch and the case was still in his underwear!!!! We asked why he had put the case there, was he trying to catch the tooth fairy? No. I just did it.

Okaaay.

4 comments:

Jill said...

Now you know he's going to do that for every tooth, and one time, he's going to wake up....

Ann in NJ said...

Actually, I thought we'd have a discussion about how if he hides the tooth, the tooth fairy might not bother to leave him anything... he responds pretty well to threats.

ooolia said...

I laughed so hard, I gave myself a coughing fit. In fact, I started snickering again on my way into work this morning when I thought about it. Thanks for the great laugh.

hokgardner said...

Oh lordy-loo. I guess that's what I have to look forward to when The Boy loses his teeth. The girls only go as far as holding their special Tooth Fairy pillows in their arms while they sleep.