I’ve blogged before about how even after 15 years of parenting – and 4 kids – the tooth fairy can still be a bit rubbish in the Price household!
Well, 2 days ago, child number 4 lost a tooth. It was duly put under her pillow – and the next morning – was still there.
We had been having some electrical issues with the RCD in the house blowing every couple of hours – so the husband and I had been up regularly in the night jiggling fuses about (this is not a euphemism!) and so we used that as an excuse – as clearly the tooth fairy couldn’t risk being seen by one of us.
Then yesterday the aforementioned child number 4 won a little pot at her big brother’s school fete. I suggested that this would be perfect for the tooth to go in under her pillow – and so the tooth fairy could find it easily. This morning the pot was opened excitedly – to find the tooth and no coin inside. Whoops. I suggested perhaps the tooth fairy couldn’t get the lid off the pretty pot, so maybe it should go under the pillow without the lid on this evening.
Half an hour ago child number 4 came downstairs as a 2nd tooth had come out! To which I exclaimed ‘the tooth fairy must have known this was going to happen, and so that’s why she hasn’t been! She can do two trips for the price of one tonight and leave double money.’
That tooth fairy is very clever (if a little forgetful!)