Once she realized that she had indeed slept on her make shift bed on her floor she dried her eyes and got ready for school. Oh the shame of parenting!
During the bed time routine this evening Jensen really wanted his two front teeth to come out. They have been "wiggly" for weeks, and he was ready for a visit from the tooth fairy. He is a mommy snob when it comes to teeth removal. He wants me to take them out....with tweezers. I convinced him to let me just pull instead of using the tweezers. After moving one tooth to the side, I could see the new tooth coming in and thought with one big tug it could come out. He was really nervous and didn't want any of the options I came up with for trying to get it out. John suggested tying it to his ceiling fan and letting it fly out. The only option in his book was allowing mommy to extract it. Once the crowd left we came up with a brilliant plan.
I would yank the tooth out and then he would waltz into daddy asking him to take his tooth out. He was wildly excited about tricking his dad, so he closed his eyes and said, "Ok mom, let's do it." After his tooth popped out he walked into our bedroom and pulled his trick. Jense definitely got the response he was looking for from his dad. He was on cloud nine with his trickery! Once we finished filming the ordeal we settled back down getting ready for the tooth fairy. Jense wrote her a note explaining the whole process... my kids like to give the whole story (wonder where they get that from).
Suddenly we had the brilliant idea of getting the other tooth out and doing the same thing to daddy. In one tug, that tooth was out and he was more excited about this than Christmas morning. Once he reached his dad again, he nonchalantly (that's how I coached him) asked his dad, "Hey, dad... wanna see my missing tooth one last time?" Then he revealed is second missing tooth. Daddy once again delivered a performance of shock and awe. He was mostly in shock that his wife could pull someones teeth out back to back without blinking an eye.
Jense was so proud of his shenanigans. He went to bed toothless and as happy as a clam. Let's just hope that the tooth fairy doesn't slip up two nights in a row. He has his teeth placed in an envelope with accompanying explanation directly under his pillow under his head. I'm pretty sure it would be over for him if the tooth fairy didn't show up on a "two toof" night. The best thing about him missing both of his front teeth is how it affects his speech.
-Off to be the fairy...before I forget. I am curious though, how much/what does your tooth fairy leave behind for your children's teeth? We give them a silver dollar...the very same coins that John got as a kid. We will probably run out soon.