Monday, October 09, 2006

Tooth Fairy, Boise Style

Due to my last post, I've had several requests for the "Boise tooth fairy story," so here goes...

As I said earlier, we were in Boise the last time Spence lost a tooth. Since my kids always stay at Grandma's when we're there and Brad and I stay with his brother, we entrusted the sacred ritual of tooth-fairying to Grandma. I was a little nervous about the idea but since I am known to suffer from severe bouts of no-one-does-it-as-well-as-me disease, I told myself that my son's prized bicuspid would be in good hands.

The next morning I was eager to get back to Grandma's to see how much money the tooth fairy had left for my little boy. When we got there, Spence was a bit confused because the tooth fairy had FORGOTTEN to show up (and by forgotten, I mean she was deep in the middle of a drug-induced sleep and therefore to tired to haul her carcass out of bed.) We assured Spence that the tooth fairy must have been swamped with business, especially since Easter had been a few weeks prior which left plenty of time for all those pink Peeps to sink into teeth throughout the Treasure Valley and leave a path of destruction in their wake. We promised him that we would make a direct call to the tooth fairy and make sure he was on that night's schedule for pickup.

The next morning, we hurried back to Grandma's to hear all the exciting details. Spence, again confused, said that he thought the tooth fairy had come but he wasn't sure because he was woken up by Grandma shoving her hand under his pillow AND the tooth was left behind. I told him that the Peeps were still in effect and the tooth fairy had too many other teeth to carry so she left him his for safe keeping, which he took to heart because that nasty little tooth is still upstairs in his treasure box.

So that's how the tooth fairy rolls, Boise style.

8 comments:

Lindsay said...

Okay, that is a classic Johnson family story. You crack me up! And yes, I am back from ML. I'm sure you missed my absence of blog comments while I was gone for a few days. :)

Tharker said...

I really need to get a shower, but I can't cuz I'm sitting here reading blogs and laughing my carcass off!

Heather said...

Wow, theres one highlight of living in P-town... no crazy tooth fairy.

Kim said...

That's hilarious! So is Spencer a believer? Did the Pasco tooth fairy make up for the Boise tooth fairy?

Puerto Rican Princess said...

Spence will believe just about anything you tell him, which can be good and bad! He sees the magic in everything which is one of my favorite qualities of his. I hope he keeps it forever!

The tooth "Kelly" said...

I don't know if the Covington tooth fairy is related to the Boise tooth fairy, but I just have to say that after your kids have lost a couple dozen teeth...sometimes the tooth fairy "forgets". The first time it happens, you wake up with your kid's sad face greeting you at the bedside and quickly have to conjure up some lie as to why the fairy couldn't make it.(Which is not easy to at the crack of dawn) You feel like the worst parent on the face of the earth for the whole day...that is, until you talk to other parents who have had the same lapse in tooth fairyhood and you realize that it is a COMMON mistake! So, I'm sure by the time Sienna loses her molars, you're chances of following In Boise Grandma's footsteps are pretty high. (I have forgotten 3 times...I suck!)

grandma boise said...

May I now set the record straight, for I have absolutely NO idea how Karen came up with that hilarious story. But this is how it really happened. Yes, I forgot to leave the tooth fairy money, so the next morning, Spence comes into my bedroom, finds the money on my nightstand and I explain that the tooth fairy got confused and couldn't find him because he was at a new house, so she left the money with me to make sure he got it! And that's the gospel truth.

Puerto Rican Princess said...

Nice try Grandma Boise but that's not the story Spence tells...:)