We have a faulty Tooth Fairy at our house. Seriously. I don’t know WHAT her problem is.
I have sweet, loving, GOOD children…you’d think they’d be blessed with a decent Tooth Fairy, but…
There have been several episodes, shall we call them, where she has really blown it.
First of all, she’s real flighty with the amounts she gives…one time might be a quarter, the next time might be $6. For instance, when we were in the hospital for a long stretch with Indigo, my parents and Nama were both at the house and would you believe Greyley found a $5 and a $1 the next morning in her tooth box? Isn’t that just peculiar?!
We had to explain when we got back home that it was not NORMAL for the Tooth Fairy to be that giving. She must have known Greyley needed an extra boost because she went above and beyond.
That was the good Tooth Fairy.
Let me tell you about the questionable episodes though…you’ll see…
There was the time she just didn’t show. The tooth was left in the box and everything.
However, that time she came through and showed up a little later…in a different place than usual. I guess she just wanted to change locations. All was ok. We forgave her and moved on.
A couple times, she didn’t show up the first night, but she did if you left the tooth out a second night.
One time, she simply didn’t come because the ceiling fan scared her off.
But then, she did it again. She pulled a No-Show. Greyley left her tooth in the tooth box, went to bed, and woke up with the tooth still there in the box. No money, nothing…
Greyley came sadly into our room and showed us the tooth. We shook our heads at that flakey Tooth Fairy.
What is her deal? we asked.
However, just when we were about to lose heart with her altogether, she saved herself. In a big way, actually.
At the breakfast table that morning, there was the box with money inside and a first~ a note!~ from the actual Tooth Fairy herself. This is unprecedented. I, for one, have never heard of a Tooth Fairy writing a child…see? She’s just weird.
The handwriting was all swirly, twirly, curliques…that Tooth Fairy, she does have good handwriting, I’ll give her that…
Dear Greyley, it said…all swoopy curls…
I know this is different from what I usually leave,
but I thought you needed something a little special this year…
this time…this tooth.
You’re a wonderful girl, Greyley.
Dream huge dreams.
All the best,
Your Tooth Fairy
Now, isn’t that sweetest thing you’ve ever heard? I just about forgave her everything after such a sweet note. Greyley was thrilled and we had nothing but high praise for the Tooth Fairy for a good long while.
But over the weekend…Greyley lost a tooth. Mind you, she only has a few left to lose. Seems like the Tooth Fairy would be paying even better attention and trying to save the best for last and all that…
Greyley set out her tooth box with the tooth in it, set it in its regular spot, and…you guessed it…Ms. Tooth Fairy did NOT show up.
I couldn’t believe it. What nerve.
Greyley just giggled. She’s learned to sort of appreciate her Tooth Fairy’s quirks. She gave her shoulders a little shrug and said something like, You just never know with my Tooth Fairy…
Truer words have never been spoken, my girl.
So, she put the box out again Saturday night. And you’re not going to believe it, but this time the Tooth Fairy left a BIG bill…AND another note!!!
All in lowercase, completely different handwriting, but still charming…in a somewhat masculine fashion, if that makes sense…that’s the only way I know to describe it.
dear greyley of the meadow~
fairies forget sometimes…
your tooth fairie
Greyley was elated beyond belief…not only did she get GOOD money, but another NOTE!
Some things concerned her though~
1. The notes had completely different handwriting from each other. We had to compare the two and she’s right…completely different penmanship.
2. The Tooth Fairy misspelled “fairie”…
“I think I have two Tooth Fairies,” she said.
Oh dear! What are we going to do with TWO crazy Fairies?