Thursday, September 18, 2008
I just did my first stealth Tooth Fairy mission.
He was originally cool about the missing tooth but about an hour later he was a little teary eyed and I could tell he was stressing about it.
Our county's health department has a real life tooth fairy that's at all the health and safety fairs. I met her not long ago and got her card and she mentioned that kids can call her and ask their questions or share their announcements, so I gave him her number and he left a message on her voice mail letting her know that he lost his tooth but he's not sure where it went and he hopes she can still come anyway.
We followed up with a note under the pillow--he didn't want to mention that he may have swallowed it, for fear she'd be pissed, so we just said we couldn't find it.
She wrote him back and said that she already took it because she was so excited to get such a nice tooth, then she sprayed her note with Chanel No 5, glued a purple rhinestone on it and slipped it back under his pillow with $5.
I happen to know that we'll be seeing the real life Tooth Fairy on Saturday at an event I'm working, so I'm going to drop her an email letting her know that he left the message and debriefing her for their encounter on Saturday. I actually ran into her at a pizza place the other day and didn't introduce her to the family because I couldn't remember her real name and wasn't sure how to handle the Tooth Fairy drinking wine and wearing capris vs. her sparkly dress, wings, and diamond toothbrush wand.
The whole real life Tooth Fairy really kind of complicates things if you think about it, but it all worked out this time.