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Dh and I have hit a new low as parents

post #1 of 61
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Ds1 lost a tooth this morning, and put it in his little tooth fairy pillow. (Yes, we do the tooth fairy - it's a long story, and I blame my mother entirely.) Anyhow, dh went to bed, and as I was almost asleep on the couch I realized I forgot to put a dollar in the pillow. I go to my wallet, nothing. I go get dh and he only had a $20.

Long story short - we had to get a dollar out of ds's wallet! We're counting on the fact that he doesn't know the exact amount he has in there, and of course we will replace the dollar. But sheesh.

We are such loser parents.
post #2 of 61
no coin jar?

post #3 of 61
Sorry, hopefully he wont notice before you replace it
post #4 of 61
Aww! Well, he's luck to get a dollar...I got a quarter for each tooth when I was growing up. Inflation???
post #5 of 61
That's a whole lot better than forgetting and having to write a note the following night on teeny tiny paper about how (I), the fairy couldn't fly in the rainstorm, and forgetting more than once and having to concoct other pathetic reasons.
post #6 of 61
That takes me back to childhood When I was 5, I wanted one of those doolies that pees on the potty. Santa left me a note explaining that the potty had flown off of his sleigh, and that I could take the box back to the department store the next day to exchange it
post #7 of 61
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Originally Posted by Shirada View Post
That's a whole lot better than forgetting and having to write a note the following night on teeny tiny paper about how (I), the fairy couldn't fly in the rainstorm, and forgetting more than once and having to concoct other pathetic reasons.
Ha - this is the second time I almost forgot and had to run around late at night finding a dollar. I am so afraid that I actually will forget, so good tip about the note!

And yes, inflation. I think I always got a quarter, and it was against dh's wishes that we did a dollar.
post #8 of 61
You're in good company. I think this is the third time I have snuck the same silver dollar under her pillow. And then one time I put the $ there but forgot to take the tooth. THAT was a fun one to try to explain first thing in the morning, plus it cost me an extra dollar.
post #9 of 61
My neighbor told me that her DH forgot to wake up and put the dollar under their DS's pillow. When the boy woke up at 5:30 he came in and woke his mom sobbing that the tooth fairy forgot him and that he thought he had been good. She was angry at her DH and heart broken for her DS. She snuck another dollar and followed her DS back in to his room to double check if the tooth fairy had really come. She threw his covers and the dollar in the air so he could *find* it in the covers. Tears abated, tooth fairy forgiven, her DH, not so lucky .... LOL!!
post #10 of 61
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Originally Posted by zexplorers View Post
My neighbor told me that her DH forgot to wake up and put the dollar under their DS's pillow. When the boy woke up at 5:30 he came in and woke his mom sobbing that the tooth fairy forgot him and that he thought he had been good. She was angry at her DH and heart broken for her DS. She snuck another dollar and followed her DS back in to his room to double check if the tooth fairy had really come. She threw his covers and the dollar in the air so he could *find* it in the covers. Tears abated, tooth fairy forgiven, her DH, not so lucky .... LOL!!
LOL. That is cute
post #11 of 61
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That's a whole lot better than forgetting and having to write a note the following night on teeny tiny paper about how (I), the fairy couldn't fly in the rainstorm, and forgetting more than once and having to concoct other pathetic reasons.
OMG, I did that too! Only the tooth fairy got caught in a windstorm and had to stop and rest. And I wrote it with my left hand so ds didn't recognize the handwriting :

I tried the "losing it in the covers" thing and ds just thought it was one of his other dollars that he dropped.

AND ds blamed dd because she didn't got to sleep in time! (She WAS up awfully late.)
post #12 of 61
awww...that's okay. You could make DH run out to a convenience store, but i actually like your idea better.

dd1 lost her second front tooth today (she's so darn cute, too! ) so the tooth fairy made a drop by our house, too. she leaves golden dollar coins at our house. luckily my stash in my underwear drawer hadn't been depleted or discovered. I really need to replenish it, though. unfortunately, the post offices are taking out their stamp machines which is where I got the first stash to begin with. dd2 is with me all day so not sure how I can go to the bank and ask for a roll of golden dollars w/o her catching on. might be a task for dh. dd1 also likes the tooth fairy to leave her a note. she asks so sweetly, too, "daddy, if you see the tooth fairy will you tell her to leave me a note, too?"
post #13 of 61
been in your shoes!!

hid a treat under pillow instead of money since there was no money to be found in the house at all!!!
post #14 of 61
Well at least it was for a good cause. I took quarters out of my son's piggy bank last week so I could go to the car wash. : I did replace them later with dollar bills though.
post #15 of 61
Think about what a cute story this will be when they're older!
post #16 of 61
My dad would forget repeatedly, like for 5 nights in a row. Each time we asked why the tooth fairy didn't come get our tooth, he would invent some reason why. One of these epics I especially remember. It happened to my sister: first, she didn't wrap it in tin foil, so the tooth fairy couldn't find it... she didn't use ENOUGH tin foil... She put it dim-side-out, and it needed to be shiny-side out... it needed to be wrapped in tin foil AND put in a paper bag so the tooth fairy could carry it off easier... then, when the tooth fairy finally came, she got not money, but a tin of cookies.

I was really jealous of her tin of cookies.
post #17 of 61
It could have been worse....you could have given him the $20!
post #18 of 61
Ds has his first loose tooth. I better make sure I have his dollar/coin set aside.
post #19 of 61
The Tooth Fairy doesn't always come the first night the tooth is under a pillow. Sometimes she can't come until the 2nd night.

One of DD1's classmates once received $20 from the tooth fairy because her parents were in the same situation you were in. I thought that was over the top and couldn't imagine being able to spare that much money so readily!
post #20 of 61
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That takes me back to childhood When I was 5, I wanted one of those doolies that pees on the potty. Santa left me a note explaining that the potty had flown off of his sleigh, and that I could take the box back to the department store the next day to exchange it
: oh that cracked me up. Your poor parents.

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My dad would forget repeatedly, like for 5 nights in a row. Each time we asked why the tooth fairy didn't come get our tooth, he would invent some reason why. One of these epics I especially remember. It happened to my sister: first, she didn't wrap it in tin foil, so the tooth fairy couldn't find it... she didn't use ENOUGH tin foil... She put it dim-side-out, and it needed to be shiny-side out... it needed to be wrapped in tin foil AND put in a paper bag so the tooth fairy could carry it off easier... then, when the tooth fairy finally came, she got not money, but a tin of cookies.
That one too. how did he get a tin of cookies under the pillow?
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