June 12, 2007

The Return of the Tooth Fairy

The Tooth Fairy got to make a surprise visit. We'd put the kidlets to bed and were about to have to go up for our usual "knock it off and go to sleep" visit, when the seven year old came downstairs holding his hand to his mouth full of blood yelling, "My sister kicked my toof out!"

Sure enough. He'd been talking and the four year old wanted to go to sleep, so naturally -- she kicked him in the mouth. It knocked out one of his front teeth, but fortunately, his front tooth was ready to come out. It had been loose for months and would have fallen out long ago if he'd ever wiggled it. Still, it had been held in by some skin still and that's where the blood came from.

After it stopped bleeding though, the Boy was pretty happy to have lost the tooth and even happier when he woke up the next morning and discovered that the Tooth Fairy had come. Good thing she didn't oversleep.

A reenactment:

A happy (if fewer toothed) boy:


Somehow, I think it was easier to convince the kicker to recreate the dramatization than it was to convince the kickee.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at June 12, 2007 04:05 PM

No doubt. He is pretending to grimace in pain in the above picture (or else his sister's foot smells bad).

Posted by: Jordana at June 12, 2007 04:30 PM

Very nicely blocked and scripted. And I like his new haircut too.

Posted by: frazier at June 12, 2007 05:25 PM

What do Tooth Fairies pay now? The 5 year old's reports from school seem a bit inflated.

Posted by: AKL at June 13, 2007 11:36 AM

Our tooth fairy is a cheapskate and because our son is homeschooled, he hasn't been able to compare the payment rates of his tooth fairy with others. So our tooth fairy pays a dollar for the first tooth and a quarter for all subsequent teeth. I made sure the first dollar was also a special one, digging into my supply of Eisenhower silver dollars that my grandfather gave me for birthdays long ago.

Posted by: Jordana at June 13, 2007 12:54 PM

He looks cute toothless.

Posted by: KC at June 13, 2007 01:13 PM

Ha! Same thing happened to me. I think everyone else in my class had already lost a tooth and I was feeling left out. My sister accidently kicked mine out while we were on the jungle gym in the back yard, and I was thrilled! But we couldn't find the tooth in the grass, so I made my mom write a note for the tooth fairy that I put under my pillow. My first affidavit!

Posted by: Sarah at June 15, 2007 12:00 PM