Monday, February 22, 2010

Tooth Scary?

Eloise finally lost her 2nd top tooth a few days ago. It was hanging precariously for days and was disgusting and would spurt out blood at really fun moments. She also could only eat food through a straw for 3 days as real food hurt her tooth and produced more blood.

This made for fun times during lice season. Really..just one more thing to worry about. I wanted to just yank the sucker out, but she was still mad at me about the hair. I didn't want to use too many mean mommy cards at once. It is good to spread them out a bit.

So I played good mommy and fed her smoothies and shakes...but picked her head every time she drank anything.

I think I now have total OCD from nit-picking. I do it constantly. Every time one of them walks by, I spray them with oil and comb through it.

So the tooth fell out, but she didn't want to put it under her pillow...well for one, she doesn't have a pillow..she has a beach towel currently. She determined there was no way the tooth fairy would know to look under a beach towel. Then she couldn't use her "official" tooth fairy pillow to put the tooth in, because it with the other 4000 stuffed animals and pillows are in leaf bags for 2 more weeks. She determined that the tooth fairy would not come if her official tooth fairy pillow was not used. The tooth has sat on our dining room table for 2 days as she weighed her options.

Talk about flipping OCD. My god I just wanted to yell "I am the gosh-forsaken tooth fairy and believe me I will find it and LEAVE YOU just get over yourself child!" But I didn't.

Finally I convinced her to put the tooth in a baggie to protect it from lice and put it next to her beach towel.

When she woke up this morning, she found the tooth gone and $2 in it's place BUT NO BAGGIE. She flipped.

Apparently she expected the fairy to take the tooth out of the baggie, but slip the money inside the baggie. This was never discussed.

Upon her freaking out that the money was not in the baggie, and me coming up with no logical answer except wanting to say "I AM THE TOOTH FAIRY AND HAD NO CLUE HOW THIS WAS SUPPOSE TO WORK!!"...Esther said "well, the tooth fairy is so small that if she were to climb inside the bag to leave the money she would stop breathing and DIE!"

Problem solved.


Kristi Pohl said...

I love how your family works together to solve life's riddles, and that you didn't have to let the cat out of the bag. (wait, you did put Donut in the leaf bag with the animals, didn't you?)

Heather - Hopelessly Flawed said...

Laugh out loud hilarious! And I sure hope your lice days are over. Evil little buggers.

Mathmom and family said...

I am laughing so hard. You are the best!

Sadly, the tooth fairy doesn't come to our house. Maggie read Junie B Jones Toothless Wonder around the time she started losing teeth and was sure that the tooth fairy is a horrible creature that eats teeth. She cried and wailed the entire time she had a loose tooth after that. We finally had to tell her the truth just to get her to go to sleep. She still won't put a tooth under her pillow!

Tina said...

OMG I love Esther! :0P

Kimberly said...

I am literally laughing out loud over here. That is funny stuff.

Rachelle said...

Great missing teeth shot of Eloise! You are so funny! Esther is just a cutie patutie. I love how that girl thinks.

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