You Never Know Unless You Ask

Buddy had a tooth pulled yesterday, and like any other young child he put the tooth under his pillow expecting the tooth fairy to pay him a visit. When the tooth fairy arrived she found something unexpected with the tooth.

Buddy had written a note: Transformers Prime Toy Please.

I can’t decide if he confused the tooth fairy for Santa Claus , if he’s a little too spoiled or just ingenious for thinking to ask for what he wants.

In response the tooth fairy left a note of her own: Sorry, I could not carry one with me. But if you continue to be a big/good boy at home, school and in martial arts I have asked your parents to get you one. But only when they think you are ready. -Tooth Fairy

She also left a small amount of money under the pillow.

This morning Buddy was all excited about the note. After a little while, he came in with a question for me: Mom, are you and Dad the tooth fairy?

Of course I didn’t want to be cornered into giving a direct response so I asked, “What makes you think that?”

Well, the tooth fairy only left $2 and you and Dad are stingy with money.

Now in his defense, the last time the tooth fairy initially forgot to visit and then felt guilty so she left more than $2 the following night.

I didn’t really know how to answer and thankfully I didn’t have to, since Buddy left the room soon after to chase after something else.

I wonder which childhood belief he will give up next.


~ by blacktoprhoades on July 25, 2012.

2 Responses to “You Never Know Unless You Ask”

  1. Reblogged this on Thirty-Two Years and Counting… and commented:
    Sounds like my Tooth Fairy story!

  2. Tooth fairy rates have certainly gone up since my kids were small!

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