Mama Diaries

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Winner of the Giveaway and Tough Job for the Tooth Fairy

I'd like to thank everyone who stopped by for author, Dennis Higgins' interview. Heather Holden is the winner of his book, Pennies from Across the Veil. Congratulations, Heather!

Now for the story:

I'm almost finished with my job as the tooth fairy. I think my son has just one more tooth to lose. That's a good thing, because since he has discovered that I'm the tooth fairy, he has been determined to make my job as difficult as possible.

Last week, he lost two teeth, on two separate days. The first one, I found lying on the coffee table in the family room.

"Dude," I said. "That's disgusting! I don't want to find blood-crusted teeth in random places around the house. Go put it in the tooth fairy pocket where it belongs."

He made a face and took the tooth. Unfortunately, the tooth didn't end up in the tooth fairy pocket. It ended up with the Elf on the Shelf which was still out. I don't know exactly how I managed to find it, but I did, just by pure accident.

The next morning, I questioned the boy. "Exactly why was your tooth not in the tooth fairy pocket? What were you thinking?"

He grinned. "It's too easy for the tooth fairy to just go to the pocket and get the tooth. She needs to do a little work."

I narrowed my eyes at the kid. "You'd better not make it too hard, or you won't be getting any cash for your teeth!"

The next time, he left his tooth on the floor outside his bedroom door. I guess that's better than hiding it with the Elf on the Shelf. Who knew that being a tooth fairy could be so difficult?    

48 comments:

  1. Tell him if it's not in the correct place next time, he's getting a penny.
    Congratulations to Heather!

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  2. Hi, Sherry!

    Getting Bubba to obey the good fairy is like pulling teeth! :) He has only one more tooth to lose, but I wouldn't put it past him to start leaving candy corn in the in the tooth fairy pocket to keep the cash coming! :)

    Happy Wednesday, dear friend Sherry!

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    1. He's a tricky one! I wouldn't put it past him to leave me candy corn!

      Have a great weekend!

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  3. Congrats to Heather! Hehehe, I like Alex's idea about giving him a penny. In about a year, my job as the tooth fairy begins. I'm not sure what the going rate is these days. I used to get a quarter, and it made me mad when my younger brother would get a dollar!

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    1. I don't know if there's a rate. I give a dollar, but I know kids that get $20. That's a little ridiculous! (I got a quarter, too, when I lost a tooth.)

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  4. Lucky kid, I didn't even get cash for good grades :)

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    1. I don't give cash for good grades, either. The sense of pride should be enough.

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  5. Goodness, that makes it rough on the Tooth Fairy. He should have to write a letter saying he's sorry before he gets any tooth money.

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    1. Haha! If he tries pulling any shenanigans on the last tooth, I'm going to make sure he writes a very nice letter apologizing for all the grief he's caused the tooth fairy!

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  6. You've had your work cut out for you. And just when you get that job under control you're terminated. Not fair! Is there a Tooth Fairy union?

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    1. Yeah. Where's the tooth fairy union? I'm going to have to start one! ;-)

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  7. LOL! Oh my. Whew! He cracks me up. Do you know I found my boy licking the computer keyboard today? These kids.

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    1. Haha! Okay. Did he give an explanation for why he was licking the computer? I'm sure it would be a good one!

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  8. Tooth Fairies really deserve a lot of credit these days. They have to be Sherlock Holmes to find the teeth and then they have to shell out the money. :)

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    1. The tooth fairy puts up with an awful lot! I like the idea of a tooth fairy union. I think it would help! ;-)

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  9. Congratulations Heather!

    He always makes me laugh. Good on him.

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    1. I'm glad she won the book. I hope she enjoys it.

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  11. haha can't make the "tooth fairy" do extra work. Although on the floor Schultz may eat it.

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    1. Right. A miniature bone. I'll have to make sure Schultz doesn't wander near the boy's bedroom after the last tooth has been lost.

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  12. My daughter just lost her first tooth before the holidays and after she got her tooth fairy present, I almost let it slip who the tooth fairy really was. After reading your story, I'm reminded I need to be more careful, LOL!

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    1. I managed to keep the identity of the tooth fairy a secret for a long time. I think it was just last year (when he was ten) that he figured it out.

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  13. Hee hee, gotta love Bubba's creative mind.

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  14. Wow, challenging the tooth fairy. Sounds like leader not follower material:)

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    1. He is very much a leader. It's a very strong character trait. I hope it serves him well in life.

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  15. Thankfully Valentina didn't test me when she found out it was me... I would have just handed her the money... lol :-)

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  16. Congrats to Heather. If he doesn't want to lose his teeth to the Tooth Fairy, maybe he should get to keep them. That'll teach him.

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    1. If he kept them, I'm sure I'd be finding teeth all over the house!

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  17. At least they're being found. I went through a stage for about a year where 4 teeth fell out while I was sleeping. I would wake up in a pool of blood, but we only found one tooth. We only knew the other three fell out by the gaping hole in my mouth. The theory is I must have swallowed them but ewww.

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    1. That's a lot of teeth to lose at once!

      My son only swallowed one tooth, when he was eating pizza. We had to draw a picture of it, and leave that for the tooth fairy.

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  18. Happy 2016 to you and your family, Sherry! It's good he isn't squirmish about losing teeth. I know I used to be quite petrified when I detected a loose one. (Okay, not petrified, perhaps. Just dreaded having it come off.)

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    1. He's not squeamish about losing teeth. In fact, pulls the out. I never did that. I always waited for them to fall out naturally. I was afraid I'd hurt myself pulling too hard.

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  19. Thanks so much, Sherry! Just emailed you. Hard to believe I won! :)

    And LOL, the tooth fairy should just leave him some fake Monopoly money or something. That'd teach him! XD

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    1. Dennis is sending you the book. I think you're going to really enjoy it. Congratulations!

      I like your fake Monopoly money idea. Maybe I'll use it for the last tooth. Give him a million dollars. ;-)

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  20. Happy 2016 to you and your family, Sherry! Fun post :)

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  21. Congratulations to Heather, It's a good job children don't wear dentures as their teeth would be under their pillows every night, Loved the story Sherry.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Haha! That would be pretty confusing for the tooth fairy!

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  22. I guess I got off easy. Once my kids realized the tooth fairy was their dad, the money giving stopped. Now they collect their own teeth or just give them to me.

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    1. That is easy! My kids never let me get off that easy, even when they knew I was the tooth fairy.

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    1. Another entertaining thing at my pad! ;-)

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  24. A tooth pouch? What a great idea. As children ours went under our pillows. Hardly the most sanitary of places when I think about it and then of course there was always the danger of being woken by the tooth fairy.

    By the way how did you know it wasn't a tooth belonging to the elf on the shelf?

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    1. We used to just put the teeth under the pillow, but it was so hard for me to retrieve them at night! When we find the tooth fairy pouch, it was perfect. You just hand it on the door knob. I didn't even have to go in the room.

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