Monday, October 4, 2010

Tooth Fairy ... Who Me?

Megan announced after school today that she has a loose tooth. This is GREAT news, because the adult tooth has already been in for a few months. I don't remember this kind of thing happening to kids when I was growing up, but nowadays just about every kid I know has the same phenomenon going on in their mouth. It's like a bunch of little sharks running around with their 2 rows of teeth. What has changed in the last 35 years? I blame Aspartame ... or Otter Pops.

Megan: Mom, my tooth is loose!

Me: Finally!

Megan: I know! Mom?

Me: Yeah?

Megan: Where do you keep all our teeth?

Me: What makes you think I have your teeth?

Megan: Well, you said you were the Easter Bunny, so you're probably the Tooth Fairy too.

Me: Uh ... if I am the Tooth Fairy, and do have your teeth somewhere, why do you want to know?

Megan: I miss them. I want to see if I can put them back in the holes.

Me: It doesn't work that way. Besides, you can't have them back because you already got paid for them. That's part of the deal.

Megan: Well then, I hope I get 3 dollars for this tooth.

Me: Not gonna' happen. I mean ... we'll see.

Oh, who am I kidding? Just yesterday the girls were giving me candy orders for their Christmas stockings. Might as well face it ... the jig is up. WAY up.