Things You Thought You Would NEVER Say...

Kale! If you eat another of your shirts I'm going to make you go without clothing.

Apr 28, 2008

Phoenix's Tooth

A rare and spectacular event has occurred:

Phoenix lost his first tooth! That may seem a little anti-climactic but it's a very big deal to him. At first he was happy that it was out, then he saw the blood and freaked out. As you can see by the picture he thought I had tried to kill him and that he would perish in his sleep from blood loss.

Kale, of course, grabbed some pliers while I was trying to calm Phoenix down and began his tooth extraction. Thankfully they were plastic toy pliers, I've learned not to leave the tools down where the boys can get them, and he neither made progress nor caused damage.

This morning Phoenix checked under his pillow and found his tooth was missing out of the pouch and was replaced with a dollar. He sprung out of his bed, at three am, to wake me up and tell me he was rich!

After getting him back to sleep I was exhausted. I spent the whole night waiting for them both to fall asleep so I could make the old switcheroo. Phoenix, however, developed super spider sense, due to the imminent arrival of a real fairy, and woke up every time I tried to sneak in or even if Kale farted. So, rather like a scene from mission impossible, I was forced to army crawl to his bedside, pausing at every creak and whisper of sound.

I snuck my hand beneath his pillow in torturous millimeter increments, which seemed to take an hour. I made the switch and put the bag back under his pillow. When I almost had my hand away from his bed I heard a delighted childish laugh... and froze!

I've never been so terrified in my entire life. I thought for sure Kale was awake and would tell Phoenix who had made the switch. Like a deer caught in the headlights of a speeding truck I couldn't move until he laughed again and said something like, "my cookie is wet." I turned to see that he was still asleep and having some kind of pleasant dream about cookies or something.

With my heart beating frantically I made my way back to my room and collapsed on my bed.

It's hard work being the tooth fairy.


Mammallama said...

You are NOT the tooth fairy until you repeat this process for the next 5 years about 20 or 30 times. Right now you are a junior understudy, fairyette. Improve your style, feint, stealth, and above all timing, and you might make junior fairy by the next tooth.

Tobi said...

HA HA! I love the wet cookies! Way too funny all the crawling and creeping. See Joel's army training came in handy. You have learned well grasshopper. Next time get some camo and some green face paint. Then you'll really be ready for fairydom.

Sarah said...

No, no, you can never truly be a master until you can hold your breath for the two minutes it takes to locate the tooth that he has MOVED from it's original spot!Then you have to put the money under the pillow without really moving anything...and then navigate past all the creaky floor boards until you can hide in the hallway and wait for your heart rate to go down.