Friday, October 23, 2009

Reason number 101 to sweep the kitchen floor once in a while


So, when your son loses one of his front teeth, you don't have to spend 35 minutes combing through the debris and detritus that has accumulated on the floor since yesterday to find the tooth. It is amazing how difficult it is to distinguish a baby tooth from Rice Krispies, pieces of rice teething biscuits and popcorn kernels. Who knew?

If it weren't for the fact that although Danny has already lost four teeth, we have yet to place one under his pillow for the Tooth Fairy, I would have given up the search. Unfortunately, Danny swallowed the first two teeth he lost. Then, the third one, he placed under his rest time blanket at school thinking the Tooth Fairy would find it there. Yeah, he wasn't too pleased with her when she dropped that ball. And the fourth tooth? I lost that one.

What? They should so make those teeth bigger. I'm just saying. Way, way too easy to misplace.

So, we are batting four for four and I am hoping to make up for it tonight. Luckily, after many prayers and yelling at the kids to stay away from the dust pile, I was was able to find the dust-covered little tooth. The way we are going, the beloved Tooth Fairy probably owes Danny a fifty. What is the going rate for teeth nowadays anyway?

7 comments:

Sarah said...

Hilarious! Jack has two teeth loose (his first two, finally) and the permanent teeth are growing right behind the 2 little crappy ones that refuse to come out. He has spent the better part of two days wiggling, bleeding and crying. Matt and I watched in awe as he ate dinner...side stepping the front teeth to take bites....

I swear, it is always something. At least your floor is clean now :)

Susan said...

Nolan hasn't lost any. He keeps wiggling them with not a shake.

Carrie said...

patty,
i am completely surprised that danny has lost that many teeth already, or maybe it is the fact that ethan has only lost 2 teeth and he is 7 years old. the tooth fairy usually leaves him $1.00 and lots of fairy dust (a.k.a. gold glitter) all over the place. rediculous...i know. but the kids love it. however, last time the fairy was a bit clumsy and really dropped lots of dust...a big mess on my part to clean up.

carrie

Anonymous said...

the first one merited $1.00 plus a special disney character pen. the others have merited a dollar coin. blv me the coin makes all the difference as it seems that much more special than a plain old dollar bill.

Stonefox said...

Ha! that is so funny! We pay ours in local dollars, so he thinks he is getting a lot more than he actually is :)

lonestar said...

lol, that sounds like some of our adventures looking for lost teeth... doesn't matter how often we sweet either, 5 minutes later there will be a new batch of crumbs on the floor. :/

Mrsbear said...

Ha.I am the worst tooth fairy, I am forever forgetting to tuck the money and steal the tooth. I've come up with all sorts of excuses. For example, teeth that come out after 6 pm won't be traded until the day after since it's too late for the tooth fairy to get the memo and put the stop on her schedule.