Tuesday, May 02, 2006

alert: bad mommy


so y'all know about the lost tooth from yesterday.

here's the rest of the story (i feel like paul harvey now).

h came straight in the door and put the tooth beneath his pillow. we proceeded with our usual afterschool routines: snack, play, homework, dinner, bath. it was a little late when h went to bed, and even later when i finally got s to bed, and since i had already drunk my alloted 1 glass of cheap cabernet and t was out, i decided to just hit the hay myself.

but i forgot about the tooth.

this morning after getting dressed, h excitedy flipped his pillow, and what did he find??? his rotten old tooth. i felt like i had "bad mommy" tattooed on my forehead. what a failure i am! i could see that he was upset, and i was just kicking myself, so i suggested emailing the tooth fairy to make sure she knew about the tooth.

she wrote back... this very sensitive note:

Dear H,

I am sorry that I didn't leave your money under your pillow last night. It was a very busy night and by the time I got to your house, I had run out of money! I will go to the ATM, and I promise you'll be first on my list tonight.

You are a very good boy, and I'm excited to get that tooth from you!

Love,

The Tooth Fairy


that's nice and all, but i will be kicking myself for the rest of my life.

4 comments:

Susan in Italy said...

Oh, come on, don't be so tough on yourself. I'll bet your child will either forget about this or will remember the funny story about when the tooth fairy ran out of cash!

Lotus Reads said...

Ahhh, I know how you feel, but all mommies forget things sometimes, it's all part of being human. I do like how you suggested e-mailing the tooth fairy though and that nice response she sent:) I'll bet that appeased h. quite a bit!

Mr. L said...

Thanks for the cautionary tale - I have to this routine tonight!

Mr. L said...

Um..."do" this routine....you probably knew what I meant!! :)