In a brotherly race to be the first one to lose a tooth, Nephi had a tooth die last summer, and much to his older brother's dismay, got it pulled. He got all sorts of attention with his new spacer, not to mention the visit from the tooth fairy.
I barely yanked it and his tooth literally flew across the room. He didn't even feel it. Bummer. I was looking forward to the drama! What's up with that?! He was cool-beans about his tooth flying across the room. No fun in that for a mom.
But after a few days, the excitement died down and things got back to normal.
Then the boys went in to get their teeth cleaned (No cavities! Woot Woot!), and the dentist said that Sam's new tooth was so BIG that he was going to have to pull the two teeth on either side of it. So poor little Sam got two teeth pulled and they still had their long roots.
Then about midnight, just as I was trying to get myself into bed and prep to make the Tooth Fairy switch, I heard a scream. Sam came running out SOBBING. His teeth were gone and the Tooth Fairy left no money. He was devastated!!! I was all "what the heck..." I went in their room and we looked under the bed, in all his toys that were around the bed, in his blankets, in his pillow case... no teeth. Where could they have gone? I told Sam that we would write the Tooth Fairy a letter and explain what happened. We did and the Tooth Fairy came anyway, leaving a note for Sam with some money and a promise to come back tomorrow to get the teeth.
Sam was THRILLED! Nephi was ticked. He was all looking around all suspicious like. And I wondered... no, he wouldn't do that.... would he?
After I dropped the kids off, I went into their room and guess where I found the missing teeth? Yep, you got it! Under Nephi's bed under the corner of his pillow.
Nice try little man. Nice try. There is no snookering the Tooth Fairy! Or Santa... or the Easter Bunny. The little turd. Smart... but naughty. (My evil side wants to laugh though... I KNOW he gets his sneakiness from me! I would have totally done that as a kid!!! -- but don't tell him that!)