Friday, July 18, 2008

Somehow I Have A Feeling He'll Still Want Something For Christmas

Within two days after I wrote this post and mentioned Richie's very loose front teeth, both teeth were out. The first one (as he was telling my niece tonight on the way home from the airport) was knocked out on Friday night when "the babysitter hit him in the mouth with her elbow". Just for the record...she was tickling him and the tooth was very loose. The second tooth he yanked (excuse me while I shudder) out at a birthday party (not his) on Saturday afternoon. Nothing like a little blood to go with your birthday cake. Mmm.

Oh, and we still can't seem to find any good help in the tooth fairy department. Each one we hire ends up being a complete slacker. We had to let another one go this week due to poor job performance. I mean, REALLY, how hard is to leave a buck under a pillow?

25 comments:

Colored With Memories said...

This post title rocks!

I am so not ready for the teeth to start coming out. It just gives me the shakes.

I better go ahead and list our tooth fairy job posting now...sounds like good help is hard to find.

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

Our Tooth Fairy has had to leave notes explaining her bad behavior!

I really abhor the whole tooth-loss thing. It's kinda' creepy.

Lynn said...

Yea Richie! He's hit another milestone!

When you find a tooth fairy who is worth her keep, let me know so I can hire her when the time comes. ;o)

Jamie said...

Our tooth fairy has been really busy around here too. Big Sis and Richie could make matching pictures. Congrats Richie.

Kenna Sue said...

My Tooth Fairy Tale:

My eldest lost one of her teeth(not her first) and left it under MY pillow because she didn't want the Tooth Fairy to trip coming downstairs to her room (whew!) Thoughtful of her, eh? Well, after a particularly rough day at work and an evening working at home, the Tooth Fairy was apparently SO tired that she forgot to stop by my pillow to leave the dollar for the tooth. For shame! 3 a.m., however, bolting upright in bed from an exhausted slumber, she suddenly remembered that she forgot. Fumbling in her purse in the dark for a dollar, she took the tooth from under the pillow and left the money.

The morning dawned most glorious for my eldest child as she eagerly looked under the pillow for what the Tooth Fairy left her: a very crisp $5 bill.

Moral of the story: never let the Tooth Fairy look for money in the dark.

Janelle said...

He looks adorable and, dare I say, grown up.

Love that smile!

Kara said...

Yes. Good tooth fairies are indeed hard to find. In fact, the one that visited my sister's children's home after they lost the bless-ed tooth had to start leaving "foreign" coins under their pillow along with their money "just to prove" that the reason she was so late was because she had so far to travel, ya know from Mexico or Australia or whatever! Ha!

Teresa said...

What a cutie!!

Denise said...

oh, the tooth fairy stories i could tell!

let me know if you get "good help."
ours is either off on weekends, on vacation, puts it under the wrong pillow, leaves 91 cents then returns the next night to leave the remaining 9 cents and a candy treat, the list goes on and on... look leave a buck under the right pillow on the right night fairy and call it good!

richie looks good toothless. the look doesn't work for everyone.

Julie said...

This was hillarious!!! How cute he is without his front teeth!!!

The tooth fairy....hmmmm. I'm still bitter. I only got $0.50 to maybe $0.75 in my day. I think you should fire them!!!! :)

Shelley said...

Don't you love it when they pick inopportune times to yank those suckers out? Ellie pulled one of hers out at SDC one night. Nice.

mark&beth said...

Congrats, Richie! I have to laugh, because our tooth fairy is quite the air head, too. But, like in "The Tooth Fairy Book," our tooth fairy leaves tiny notes in the tiniest font possible. In the note, she sends congratulations/explanations of what different fairies do and why our fairy might not make it one night. :) The book is pretty cute. Good luck!

mark&beth said...

One more funny story following up with Kenna Sue...
My dad had the same thing happen when my younger brother lost his tooth..only with a $20!!!

Kenna Sue said...

$20??? Oh NOOO!! I don't feel so bad now. Of course, the kids are now disappointed because they only get a buck. The Tooth Fairy is very, VERY careful nowadays.

Teresa said...

I cannot believe how DIFFERENT he looks! I agree with Janelle...he kinda looks grown up! I bet he's lovin' the "toothlessness" and having fun drinking with a straw! Do you want to call him Fang, like when Fudge lost his teeth in the book "Tales of the Forth Grade Nothing" by Judy Bloom?

Do it! Do it!

Oh, and in my day, it was BIG LIVIN when we got 25 cents under our pillows!

Darlene R. said...

So funny! We used to listen to that song all the time!

Anyway, our tooth fairy is not very good either. I guess you just can't get good help these days!

Love the toothless smile.

Carissa said...

"knocked out by my babysitter" - that's funny!

Kristen said...

yeah for richie!

that tooth fairy! i have letters morgan wrote to the tooth fairy - she must just be so busy collecting teeth :o)

Becoming Me said...

Congrats to Richie...I am not ready for this....

Sarah Markley said...

i am such a slacker tooth fairy. although, when daddy did it last time, he left a canadian coin on accident. hmmm. maybe she's canadian.

Tiffani Long said...

Wow, Congrats, Richie!! My almost EIGHT year old still has every single TIGHT little tooth in his mouth, so I know it is a super exciting day when those teeth do start coming out...could you please get that tooth fairy "thing" worked out soon...we'll need a good recommendation for one :)

His Girl said...

man, our tooth fairy is the WORST. I am not sure she's ever followed through even once.

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

Yay!!! I just love those snaggle tooth pictures. I also love the way they have to adjust their speech when they are missing those front teeth. I was grinning at Nathan the other night as he told me a story, because I couldn't get over how stinkn' cute he sounded!

Xandra

Gotta GROW with it said...

need....more....posts....from...y-o-u! missing ya. hope you are having too much fun to blog! have a great weekend!

Fran said...

Miss you! Hope all is ok in alana land! :)

Hugs,
Fran