Monday, June 10, 2013

The Tooth Fairy. . .

I was wondering if any one else has had a little problem with the Tooth Fairy?

On Saturday night Anna and Melissa left their teeth under their pillow.

Next morning the teeth were still there...

No Tooth Fairy...

No Money?

It was concerning?

Did she quit her job???

(Here are some random outside pics)

Emma's last day of school- they gave her a pinwheel- she was thrilled!
She is so nice, she shares it right away!



Mia learned to ride a bike this spring- she is a pro at it, already!



 They have so much fun outside- I love the nice weather!


This little one lost her two front teeth! The Tooth Fairy showed up when she left them under the pillow!



Mia has lost all of her baby teeth! Three of them came our while we were in China and three more once she was home. Next on the list, take her to the orthodontist...



Anna is questioning... what on earth could be more important than her tooth?
The Tooth Fairy is getting lazy!



Luke loves the scooter! He's a blurrrrr as her whizzes by!



Melissa learned to ride a bike this spring, too!
With her poor vision- that we quite a feat!
She is loving the world through her glasses!

Melissa has lost 2 teeth since she has been home...
First time the Tooth Fairy did her job well...
The second time...
not so good...


All the kids LOVE gymnastics! 
And I love how they practice it all on their own, all day long!
No reminders necessary!



Mia has made great progress! 

Back to the Tooth Fairy-
We did explain to the children that it was a Saturday night and Mrs. Tooth Fairy may have gone a date with Mr. Tooth Fairy...
possible to a tooth fairy movie?
I'm not sure?
Everyone needs a night off?
Maybe this was her night off?

The next night we tried again... and praise the Lord she came for the teeth and left each of the girls $2!

They were pleased and all is well...
now...
whew!


So to relieve the children's concerns please share with us when the Tooth Fairy may have forgotten to stop by your house!

Thank you!

: - )

24 comments:

Sarah said...

Ha! Jean, I posted this on fb last month:

Epic Tooth Fairy fail!!!

I have to ask myself WHY we ever started such a tradition. We don't do the Easter Bunny, and we only talk about Saint Nicholas in a historic sort of way, but have somehow decided that it's a good idea to make up stories about a little fairy that takes children's teeth away to build houses and such in her magical kingdom. And honestly, the stories keep getting bigger, because we almost ALWAYS forget to leave something under their pillow. So, then we have to make up a story about why the Tooth Fairy couldn't leave anything that night (you got up too early, she was extra-busy that night, etc.).

And then there's the issue of us not realizing, when the first tooth was lost (by Adam), just how many teeth children lose. Gracious sakes, the Tooth Fairy could go into debt soon!

On the other hand, when your newly adopted little boy tells you that when he lost his teeth in China, the nannies told him to throw it into the trash (honestly, what else could they do??), it's enough to make your heart melt.

So, the Tooth Fairy myth continues, despite great incompetence and dwindling funds. I guess the smile that we see when we finally remember to leave something under their pillow is worth it all.

Chinazhoumom said...

I heard something "on the Internet" that the tooth fairy and helpers have started an odd even kinda delivery system... Not sure if it has made it to your city yet. We are in Florida.......

Kath said...

Same problem here, only two little girls approaching 9 and 10, so alot less teeth!!! We put the lost tooth on kitchen table in little cute egg cups with notes and the tooth fairy does ALOT better than the whole pillow thing! One of ours doesn't like the idea that someone visits their room while they are sleeping, so fits our needs perfectly. Though it did take a while to find the right fit for the rest of the inquiring questions. Not so many kiddos here but hey kids love $$$$$ any way they can get it! Our tooth fairy leaves different amount for each tooth, just never too much!! One more thing, the more kids you have and the older the parents, the tooth fairy seems tto suffer from similar fatique every single night so it usually takes more than one night to make the rounds. Good luck, given all the teeth to be lost by your crew! Perhaps the tooth fairy might consider selecting the "best" polished and shiny teeth to take with her!!! Our tooth fairy leaves notes thanking children for their patience and good brushing!!! Wink, wink!!!
Kathleen in Heidelberg, Germany-

Sarah said...

Oh and Jean, in answer to your question, we call our little guy "Kaikai" I LOVE the name Stephen and I hope that he likes it someday too. But, for now, he only wants Kaikai (which fits him and is a great name, as well).

ourchinagirls said...

Just wondering if these two boys will for sure be your last? We brought home our sixth daughter in November 2012 and she was supposed to be our last. She was also supposed to be on target developmentally and she is mentally retarded. Our family was not prepared to parent a child with such a diagnosis. Now China is saying that we can not adopt from there again as we put our daughter in respite care. I wish I was a stay at home parent with the patience of Jobe, but I am not. We had to have help with our child. Now China is telling us that our five daughters will have to have a sibling from another country. If only they had not lied to us about her needs. Good luck, I hope that this does not happen to you.

likeschocolate said...

We have had similar stories of her not showing up and coming at a later date. The biggest problem is our tooth fairy never actually has any money in the wallet.

~Monica Utt~ Itty Bitty Land said...

Our tooth fairy is terrible! She has fallen asleep on the job more than once! My twins are 19 now, so no more teeth to worry about. At the time I just explained that the tooth must have moved too far back under the pillow, and the tooth fairy didn't find it in the dark and we may have to try A FEW times.
And then their is the night that we just got paid: Would you believe no coins in the house and the smallest bill was a twenty. Dh, crazy man that he is, ran to the store, so we could get some change.
Fun to remember.

Sherri said...

Love your post, had me smiling the whole time.

Our tooth fairy days have been gone for a while, so I don't remember her ever not stopping by. I will say my 12 yr old son is about to yet lose one of his last baby teeth coming up very soon. So being he's that old, she just may pass him by because he's 12 almost 13 and knows...nuff said.

Emma on the other hand is just 28 months and so we haven't gone through that yet.

Loving my robot pass word Worship

kimjax said...

I had to laugh when I read this!! After many quick fixes to failures, I finally went with a treasure box. The kids get to pick out a prize whenever they lose a tooth. (or have one pulled) I'm an early to bed girl, and I just couldn't hack the late night plants, haha! It's easy to remember to keep the treasure box filled, and the kids wiggle like crazy to get the teeth out for treasure. :)

Angie said...

There for a moment I thought we had the same lazy, forgetful tooth fairy. But then I saw where yours leaves $2. Ours only leaves a quarter. Don't tell my kids about your tooth fairy!

Stacy said...

Oh yes! We have a lazy tooth fairy as well! She's very unpredictable!

Sammie said...

Our tooth fairy has missed nights, and the child was told that it must have been a very busy night for the fairy who has to get to so many kids. When to many teeth are lost on the same day the fairy just can't get to all of them.

I like your tooth fairy date night story, very good and creative. The first time I missed I felt like the worlds worst Mom. I had to call my kids teacher and clue him in to the story so he would be in on it and back me up.

susieloulou said...

I just MAY have been heard saying to one or all of my kids over the years, "Do you want to take a chance on that unreliable fairy, or do you want a dollar from me right now?"
:-)

Faye Verquer said...

Our Tooth Fairy forgets quite frequently. She is such a pain sometimes! So every know and then we have to send out a "reminder call" to her and let her know there is a tooth for her at our house. Hard to find good working Tooth Fairys these days..... :)

Kristi said...

Yes our tooth fairy "fogets" quite often, acutally sometimes the monies is "knocked under the bed accidently" during the night and can be found under there, then the child knows they should leave the tooth again as the tooth fairy could not find it:0

Randi said...

Afraid that the tooth fairy on duty in Ohio has forgotten more than once. Usually what happens is she feels so bad that BOTH she and her assistant come the following night. I think the kids like it when she forgets! LOL!

Susie said...

I don't know where the fairy comes from... I mean I don't know where Fairl Land exactly is, but if there are storms, she can't fly through it...especially with coins.... AND if your parents forget to email her, and let her know it happened, that has happened too!

Tesseraemum said...

HA! Yes, seems the tooth fairy may need some help with her memory or maybe a gps! How old is she anyway?!!

We resorted to leaving the tooth on the table with a note. A note requesting that she leave a little $$ but also leave the tooth... Umm yea. It started with the 1st and has continued through Audrey :( I tried to explain that she NEEDS the teeth to build houses and roads in her fairy land but the each have reasoned that with all of the kids in the world their teeth won't be missed. One up side to this is they are cool to look at under the microscope! HS Science..Check!! Sheri

snekcip said...

We have "FIRED" of our tooth fairy. It seems she "always missed the RED EYE FLIGHT", and always making a MAD DASH at the last minute after forgotten "flight plans". We have now "hired" a Fairy that just leaves it w/Momma. You know THE WOMAN who takes COUNTLESS PICTURES of this PRICELESS yet BIG MONEY event!!

csmith said...

Our Tooth Fairy was also laying down on the job this week! Thankfully, she did show up the next night. She left a very nice apology note explaining that fairy world has had a severe fairy shortage, that has now been corrected by a large class of graduates from Fairy University. She also left a very cool dollar coin, so of course she's been forgiven.

chinamomof2 said...

Our tooth fairy is very random, but the Hong Kong tooth fairy is excellent! On our 2nd trip to China we stopped in Hong Kong where our then 6 year old lost a tooth. Well apparently the only US money the HK tooth fairy had was a $20 bill. Our daughter was thrilled!

Karin said...

hahaha....I'm so glad we are not the only ones who have tooth fairy FAIL's. :)

AlbinoPrincess said...

I saw this pin on Pinterest and thought of you. Hehe!

http://pinterest.com/pin/133137732707135272/

Mama Ds Dozen said...

We have moved so many times that I think the tooth fairy lost our address. Or . . . after our first 5 or 6 kids, she got tired of stopping by our house. I don't think our younger kids have every met the tooth fairy. So sad that we never introduced them.


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