Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Viva La Toothfairy!

Did you know the toothfairy loves Spanish music?? It's true. Let me explain. On Monday my son lost his front tooth. As per standard operating procedure we put the tooth under his pillow for the toothfairy. As my son settled into bed he asked me to turn off his radio. This is not the norm. He has a very strict routine every night. He tears off the next page of his day calendar, sets his alarm, then turns on the radio, which by the way is tuned to a local station that plays Spanish music after 7 p.m. He thinks he will learn Spanish this way. Anyway, imagine my surprise when he asked me to turn the radio OFF. So, I asked why? He said (in all seriousness) we must turn the radio off because he is afraid the toothfairy will not like Spanish music and he doesn't want to scare her off. (Trying hard not to laugh) I explain that the toothfairy is a very multi-cultural chick who appreciates all types of music and she will most definitely come to our house. He gave me a skeptical eye, but gave me a kiss and went to bed.

Well, the "toothfairy" fell asleep and therefore failed in her parental duties that night. It was 6:30 in the morn' when I shot straight out of bed realizing the error of my ways. At that precise moment I heard the disgruntled footsteps coming down the stairs...THUMP, THUMP, THUMP. He appeared in my doorway, ziplock baggie in hand with his tooth still inside. Before I could even open my mouth to explain, he held up the bag and said "SEE, I told you the Spanish music would scare her OFF!!!"

UM...try not to laugh...hmm...think fast...geez this is it's early...ok he's not smiling, think... I've got it!!

I told him that a lot of kids had lost their teeth recently. There were like 5 kids in my classroom alone!! So, the toothfairy didn't make it to our house because she had too many houses to visit in one night. It had nothing to do with the music. He gave me that skeptical eye again, but the reason seemed to suffice. However, he just couldn't let it go completely. Throughout the day he would just blurt out, "Well, I still think it was the music."

Tuesday night we put the tooth under the pillow again and I assured him that the toothfairy would deliver. We went through the normal evening routine and the Spanish music was rocking. My son is also very much into writing notes. He'll leave notes all around the house reminding me of this or that, and he makes all my shopping and "To Do" lists. So, I (feeling the guilt) decided that the "toothfairy" would leave him a little note with his dollar. I wrote..Ahem, I mean the toothfairy wrote:
Sorry I did not get to your house last night.
I was really busy. Here is your dollar.
By the way, I like your music very much.
Your friend,
The Toothfairy

This morning it was hurried rather than disgruntled footsteps that came down the stairs. He came into my room and waved the note happily in the air. He couldn't stop talking about the fact that she liked his music. In fact, I think he probably could have cared less about the dollar. So, you see, the toothfairy does indeed enjoy herself some Spanish music...along with some tequila from time to time, but we won't tell the kids that tidbit! :)



Amy said...

I love that kid! I bet he still doesn't believe you about the music!

ModernMom said...

LOL I actually laughed out loud. Thanks goodness the Tooth Fairy regained her multi cultural hip chic status!

Mommyof2girlz said...

Oh that is too sweet. Stopping by from SITS to say hello :)

Erin said...

Aww that is so adorable, I can remember getting notes from my mom....err the toothfairy when I was a kid too! Deinitely something to cherish!

Trudy said...

That is an adorable magical! I can just about see that grin on his face.

monica said...

That puts a smile on my face!! Very clever and fast thinker you are! Your son is so cute! Love the note that the tooth fairy left him...perfect!


Hahaha What a great post. Stopping by from SITS to leave some bloggy love!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I love it! The tooth fairy at my house is such a slacker; she sometimes takes DAYS to come around!

Kristin said...

Your kiddo is fabulous! Does the "tooth fairy" samba out of the room?

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