• melissa_anderson725

    I have failed twice. Woke up in the morning, walked in to see the newly toothless kid, and aaahhhh crap. Mom – the tooth fairy didn’t come? Hmm, why do you think that is? ‘Cuz it was really windy? Yes! Let’s go with that. …or how about because it was so late at night when you lost it…yes, that too! TWICE I’ve failed. It’s embarrasing.

  • LibraSophia

    Heather, I have been lurking here for a very long time, enjoying all of your posts. For some reason, the story of the tooth compelled me to comment. I almost fell off my chair, I laughed so hard. An our house, the tooth fairy was quite scatterbrained and sometimes didn’t show up for weeks, so your dedication is inspirational.

  • Lori M

    Excellent parenting. Magical writing!

  • Vannessam

    Hysterical!! I really must stop reading Dooce at work, very hard to keep a straight face and pretend I am working! Btw, we used to put our teeth in a shoe at the foot of the bed. So much easier for the tooth fairy!

    PS: Sandi (previous commenter) 15 children!! And 1 special needs! Don’t you have a blog?? I would love to read it!

  • Anja6819

    For some reason I want to take off my shoes and socks and wave them around in front of you. And I’m not usually weird like that.

    My 3 year old is already a lot like your Leta. I’m sure there will be many covert tooth fairy missions in my future.

    And Marlo is the reason that my daughter will likely remain an only child.

    But thanks for the story, it really brightened my day!

  • radioista

    That was awesome!

  • NicoleC

    I was reading this while I was waiting for pop-a-lock to come unlock the keys from inside my car…made me laugh in a situation where I normally would be cursing like a trucker. Also, loose teeth make me want to shoot myself.

  • anythinglime

    Hahahaha! I loved this story. Amazing. :) Thanks for sharing.

  • Rhalper

    What a great post! It was, like, brilliant. Can’t wait to hear how you handle Santa and the Christmas cookies!

  • ckamm1107

    My son lost his 2nd tooth last week and the tooth fairy completely FORGOT to do her thing. I was met with the saddest face ever the next morning because he thought she forgot. I felt like crap the whole day because of it. He got extra money the next night.

  • Jessiep

    Oh how this made me laugh, thank you for that. Our daughter’s first tooth was enthusiastically removed by my mom the day before Easter. Which meant: the Easter Bunny AND the Tooth Fairy were in the house for a very, very exciting night. So, we are in parental overtime and when I tried to sneak into her room with the Tooth Fairy money she is sitting on her bed at 3am wearing her Easter dress and said, “hi mom, I’m waiting for them to arrive!” Eventually all things were delivered and discovered as expected.

  • RebeccaSoFla

    I swear I threw my head back and LOL when I read the part about Leta looking over the side of the bed and you waved! Still LOL!!!! omg that was freaking funny as hell… AND you told your kid you had a bad dream so you were laying on her floor!!! LOLLLLLL that was really funny. Benadryl much? Maybe next time….

  • sabina

    This happened at our LAST NIGHT! And my daughter is hysterical about losing teeth too. This is the first one she let me pull, after it was hanging there for two weeks.

    A tip – there are some great YouTube vids of little kids pulling their teeth and the parents clapping and cheering. Watching a few of these definitely got her courage up.

  • socalchickonawire09

    Like, if I had balls, I would have just laughed them right off. Right? Like, that was the funniest effing thing I have ever read! Lurved it! :)