27 November 2012

That pesky tooth fairy!

Image courtesy of The Real Supermum Blog
As my third child seems to be losing teeth quicker than I can find coins and the Tweens are finally coming out the other side, I think it's time that I reflected on the role of the tooth fairy.  I don't know what yours are like, but our faries have a notoriously poor attentance record.  Put it this way, if they were employees, they would certainly have received their second written warning by now!

Fairy no 1, Tinkerbell (original, I know!) was probably the most reliable of them all.  She did manage to drop a tooth once, although this unfortunate incident was not entirely her fault  ....what actually happened when Tween 1 came across the tooth on my bedside table, is that whilst trying to locate a quick exit out the window, via my bedroom, Tinkerbell accidentally "dropped" the tooth, due to it's cumbersome size - easy to do when you're a mere featherweight by fairy standards. After leaving a long grovelling letter of apology under the pillow of Tween 1 the following night, Tinkerbell was quickly forgiven and managed to keep her job, by the skin of her teeth (pardon the pun!)  As time went on, Tinkerbell continued to receive many loving notes left alongside the tooth, the last one she received looked like this:



Fairy no 2, Seraphina (like the imagination here?) had a problem with memory loss.  On the odd occasion, she even managed to forget her own name, signing off with Tinkerbell instead!  The first time she did this, Seraphina left a sick note the following night, explaining that when she is too unwell to make the journey, Tinkerbell visits as her replacement, maily because she knows the route so well!  Tween 2 is obviously a harsher employer than Tween 1  and was not at all happy with this lame excuse. On closer inspection of the handwriting, she became very supsicious of the remarkable similarity to mummy's and an interrogation ensued.  Fairy 2 was promptly dismissed without reprieve and Granny had to be brought in to rescue the situation, explaining that all mummies pretend to be fairies, it's not just her mother who has been lying to her all these years!

Fairy no 3, Sebastian (an attempt to avoid sex discrimation lawsuits) is currently on trial.  So far he is proving to be a good'un. The Boy lost 2 teeth on consecutive days last week and Sebastian actually made an appearance both nights, despite mummy being away for one of them - impressive eh?!  Although The Boy is only 8 years old, I am wondering how long Sebastian will manage to hold down his job. Tween 1 and Tween 2 are currently adhering to the strict confidentiality agreement, but for how much longer?
Anyone else got a rather disgusting collection of rotten teeth like these?!

How is the employment history of your fairies?  Are they any better than ours?!


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12 comments:

  1. Our tooth fairies are very reliable and have never forgotten to call. So no need for letters. Not that I imagine they would write them anyway! None of my kids believe. Not even my 6yo daughter, even though I maintain the pretence.

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    1. Wow, you have a 100% track record?! Mine kept writing letters to ask questions, I had to become very inventive! The Boy is less into writing letters so I might be let off the hook.

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  2. Any day now I will be taking on my first night as the tooth fairy. We were at the dentist 2 weeks ago and he said it would be out within a month. I'm slightly worried as I think I'm going to have footsteps like a fairy elephant and wake my daughter mid swap.

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    1. Let's hope she is a heavy sleeper! One of mine isn't and so I encouraged her to put the tooth in a little pot beside her bed so that the tooth fairy doesn't wake her - there are ways and means!

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  3. We sometimes have the Australian tooth fairy, who, due to the time difference , comes when they are at school. This has proved useful on occasion...

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    1. Brilliant - I had never thought of that one!

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  4. I had to come clean with one of my daughters as I forgot for three consecutive nights and I found her in tears one morning when the unclaimed tooth was discovered under the pillow yet again. She was so relieved that she hadn't been a victim of discrimination on the part of the tooth fairy (since she didn't exist). She new it was perfectly in character for her bird-brained mother - who had to cough up double for her sins.

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    1. Yes, yes, it has been etched on my memory - I think we were in Tiree at the time! Like mother like daughter eh?!

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  5. Having recently moved house, i came across many letters sent and recieved to the tooth fairies, from younger daughter (now aged 37)who played with you as a child, and i might add,loves your blogs.I also found in a vase that rattled!! quite a collection of vintage teeth such as yours, which the fairy must have dropped en-route to the furniture factory, where they were supposed to be going for re-cycling!!

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  6. How funny! Did you keep them or eventually throw them away?! My mother kept a piece of my hair that was cut off at the age of 11, for years!

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  7. Ha ha!!! Really enjoyed reading this - once I cottoned on the tooth fairy brought pocket money, I was yanking all my teeth out! I think my parents chucked my teeth away!

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  8. Hee hee thanks for the chuckle and well done on such diverse tooth faries, typist and her sister had the same one!

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