Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Tooth Fairy & The Fairy Hobmother

Spoiler Alert:  If you believe in The Tooth Fairy, do NOT continue!!
 Recently Zach (my 7 year old) lost his first tooth.  He was super excited, everyone in his class had already lost their first tooth and he kept waiting and waiting for one of his to finally come out.  It was a bit exciting for me as well, he is my oldest and this is the first time I got to play "Tooth Fairy."

The evening of the big tooth evacuation, he stayed busy prepping for the big visit.  He began getting his bed in order, making sure the tooth was placed perfectly so it would not fall out in the middle of the night and the Tooth Fairy could easily find it.  He was so restless with anticipation the entire night and had trouble falling asleep.

FINALLY he fell asleep and Operation Tooth Fairy was in full effect.

After seeing all his excitement, I certainly did NOT want to screw things up for him.  I wanted his first tooth fairy experience to be perfect but this gave me a bit of anxiety.  The biggest reason for my anxiety?  I kept visioning that I would go to make the big money/tooth "exchange", he would wake up and figure out it was all a hoax.  So I had to be stealth as a Ninja.  

I heard him soundly sleeping in his room, so I made my move. I quietly crept into his room, actually I crawled in to make the transaction because that how this Momma gets all Ninja.  This was going off without a hitch Until.... He began to stir.

Really?  I stood at the door while he was soundly sleeping for a good 10 minutes before I made my move but now he stirs?  I had to act quickly.  So, I did the only thing I could think of.  I laid flat on the floor, held my breath and closed my eyes I am not sure why I closed my eyes actually, I guess I figured if my eyes were closed then he would not be able to see me.  Don't judge, I am only a Momma Ninja white belt over here.  Anyways, I stayed in this position until the stirring stopped.


I hurried and completed the "transaction"...


And army crawled out of the room.  Mission complete.


The mission was not only complete but a total success because he woke up completely stoked!  Yep, the next morning he comes running out of his room so excited the Tooth Fairy paid him a visit.  He went on and on about the money he received and "How AWESOME the Tooth Fairy is."  Sure, I felt joy over his excitement but it also got me to thinking.  Why does the Tooth Fairy get all the credit? 

Was the Tooth Fairy the one that woke up with rug burns on her elbows and knees this morning?  No.  Did the Tooth Fairy have to fork out the money for the tooth exchange?  No!

What I wanted to say: The Tooth Fairy isn't real!  I am the awesome one!!

What I said:  Wow, that is great!

Us parents never get the credit we deserve.

I guess, in the end it turned out nicely because I was paid a visit by a Fairy last week!


Have you heard of The Fairy Hobmother?!  The Fairy Hobmother comes from the "Fairy World of Online Applicances" and leaves Amazon gift cards under our blogs (or in our emails)!  He is well known throughout the blogging world and all you have to do is leave a comment on the blogs he visits to receive a visit of your very own!  Thanks for the visit Fairy Hobmother, you ARE awesome!

29 comments:

  1. Way to go Tooth Fairy! My kids have really gotten jipped recently when it comes to the tooth fairy! I often forget. We laugh and say we need to fire our current tooth fairy and get a new one! Maybe I need a visit from the Blog Fairy so I can get inspired to do my kids right! What fun!

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  2. I like the tie-in from tooth fairy to Fairy Hobmother. I am a confused lady though - Fairy Hobmother is a HE? Interesting. I am open-minded when it comes to this stuff, I think I can still hang ;) What are you going to do with your gift from HIM? :)

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  3. OMG!!! I sooo love your drawing ability, jealous actually. lol I am looking forward to the day I can "play tooth fairy" with my youngest. I'm real into the fun silly stuff like that. I found a really cool idea on Pinterest... spray the dollar bill with a light coating of hair spray and then sprinkle some iridescent glitter...instant fairy dust. Or another fun idea I had... With the first wiggle of the tooth, go to the bank, get a gold dollar, when the tooth falls out, slip it under the pillow as usual, with a letter from the tooth fairy. Best thing is, most kids will treasure a gold dollar more than the typical paper currency they're used to, making it less likely to "burn a hole in their pocket" and who knows, maybe it will start a tradition they will continue with their children. Two birds... one stone... SCORE!
    Oh and the Fairy Hobmother visit is awesome too. I heard he's a pretty cool dude.

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  4. Haha, you did a great job being the tooth fairy! I have a few years before I have to turn into a Ninja for the exchange!

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  5. lol, Boy oh boy! Do I know the anxiety of trying to drop off money for the Tooth Fairy!! My boys both just lost 3 teeth! EEKS! About broke my quarter stash! Since my boys are such light sleepers, and there was no way I'd be able to find a TINY tooth in the dark (they are also crazy sleepers that bounce around a lot, the tooth moves under the pillow) that I got a cute little "tooth fairy" pillow that has a pocket. So they put the tooth into the pocket of the pillow, and we hang it up on the upstairs door. So after they go to sleep, i trade it out for the quarters and I don't have to worry about not waking them up or trying to find the silly tooth in the dark. I LOVE my tooth fairy pillow!!

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  6. LOL!
    You made me laugh. lol
    Mama ninja. I love it!

    I just mailed them the money! lol It's the technology age :)

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  7. Ha totally funny!
    Parents need to be super sneaky!
    Congratulations on your fairy visit! (maybe a reward for being super ninja mom).

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  8. That is so adorable!!
    I think the Fairy Hobmother needs to visit me at http://melanieski.blogspot.com!!

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  9. I LOVE the drawing. I am thinking that within the next 2 years we will be starting the tooth fairy. I guess i need to start working on my Mam Ninja skills.

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  10. Such a cute story. I miss those days. Love your drawings.

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  11. I love the pictures, too funny!!!

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  12. My kids are way past the tooth fairy age but it's a lot of fun remembering those days. A visit from the Fairy Hobmother would be pretty cool!

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  13. LOVE the illustrations. Thanks for making me giggle, and congrats on all of the fairies in your life!

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  14. Nice that both of you had fairies visit!
    I love your ninja skills... will have to remember to close my eyes if the moment should arise!
    Hope the fairy hobmother will visit my blog... I have cookies.

    http://fredasvoice.blogspot.ca

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  15. Nice pictures! My kids never got anything from the tooth fairy after the first tooth, mainly because I always forgot

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  16. What a great story! Your drawings bring the whole story to life! I love it!! I'm glad you were both able to get a special visit from a Fairy!

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  17. HA HA love your pictures! I have heard of both fairies, been crossing my fingers for the fairy hobmother ( http://inRdream.com ) my DD6 is crossing her fingers for the tooth fairy.

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  18. So cute! We haven't reached the Tooth Fairy age yet. That will be interesting! It's fun to be sneaky and make the kids happy!

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  19. I always wondered how my Mom was able to be so stealthy - now I wonder if she had some Ninja moves like you! I wonder if the Tooth Fairy will still be "in style" by the time Bubbles gets that old. It will probably have changed from money under a pillow to a gift card sent via text to their phone!

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  20. My daughter has a loose tooth and I can't wait for it to come out so I can go on my first Tooth Fairy mission. I am more excited than she is. Oh and congrats on you visit.

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  21. My oldest son sleeps on the top bunk, and I'm only 5 feet tall. When he looses a tooth, it's pretty much a death defying feat to have to try and take care of the issue.... lol.

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  22. So funny, glad you both got fairy visits :) I just lost 2 wisdom teeth maybe I'll get a visit :)

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  23. I love the drawings And it resembles my house. Except my daughter is in a loft bed, and I have to attempt to find her pillow and tooth and I get to hide UNDER her bed. I would love to see fairy hobmother surprise one day.

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  24. This is a unique way to introduce the Fairy Hobmother who by the way I think is 10x better than the tooth fairy.

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  25. What a great post followed by the Fairy Hobmother~ Does it get any better? Nice job :)

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  26. This post was hysterical and so true! I'm glad the Fairy Hobmother paid you back for your mad ninja/parenting skills. :)

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  27. Ah the toothfairy..my sweet niece is 10 years old and still firmly believes. It's so cute to hear her telling her little brother about the tooth fairy. I love reading about the Fairy Hobmother..I still believe!

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  28. Great story! Love the awesome drawings.....

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