Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The kinky tooth fairy

First of all. My oldest son is 7, his name is Aiden. My younger son is 2, his name is Ian. There, now it's out there for all of the internets :)

On the way to school the other day Aiden decides to start questioning the Tooth Fairy. Some of the kids at school told him it's really just your mom and dad that take your teeth and leave you money. Apparently 2 of the kids in his class found their teeth in their parents room. Can you imagine? I mean, before the lightbulb goes on as to WHY they have a ziplock bag full of tiny teeth....can you imagine trying to figure out what in the hell your parent are doing with...TEETH!? Anyway, I ask him what he thinks and at first he agrees with the kids at school but then he remembers that the tooth fairy left him money and took his most recent tooth when nobody was even home. You know, b/c that dumb fairy "was sick" the night before and didn't make it. So, he's still on the fence.

Why didn't I just tell him the truth? Well, here's the thing for those of you with small children that don't yet question the ways of the universe and everything else in between. They like to ask the hard questions while you are driving...and usually before you've had your coffee. This way, they catch you off guard while you are rocking out to a little Daughtry and trying to wake up. They don't have to look you in the eye either, major plus when they are confessing to something they think they'll get in trouble for. Problem is? They never ask when hubby and I are both in the car...just me, and just me when I am barely functional. So, we sort of left the topic of the tooth fairy unresolved.

Fast forward to this evening.
Hubby is in the living room talking to the U-Verse guy (Buh Bye TWC!) and Aiden comes downstairs and says, not very quietly "Mommy, why do you have handcuffs in your room?" I look to see if the guy noticed, but they seem pretty engrossed in their conversation so I try to quietly ask Aiden what he is talking about. He proceeds to tell me that he found handcuffs in our room "you know, in that drawer by your bed". And asks again, not catching the hint that I am using a very quiet tone and trying to move to another room, "Mommy, why are there handcuffs in your room?!"
At this point, I'm pretty sure the technical conversation stopped and the U-Verse guy was politely trying to ignore us. I eventually told Aiden to just go upstairs and play legos.

It turns out, he wasn't in "that drawer", he was in our cedar chest...and he did find handcuffs, actual metal ones that I think we left behind at a halloween party at some point. Or maybe I bought them as a gift for Jared many many childless moons ago. I'm not really sure...not that we have other handcuffs or anything that he could have stumbled upon.

At any rate, I am fairly certain that he was looking for teeth...and now he will probably have a whole other set of questions for me on the drive to school tomorrow. Maybe I should get coffee before instead of after...

6 comments:

JenM said...

Alright, here ya go. See the thing is that some parents don't like the idea of the tooth fairy taking their kids teeth, so they sneak in there and take them before the tooth fairy gets there. Since the tooth fairy is onto this behavior, she carries handcuffs so if she catches any parents trying to take the teeth before she gets there, she can handcuff them until she gets her teeth and gets out of there. That's what happened to you guys before, and that's why you still have the handcuffs hidden.

You're welcome :-)

Fire Wife said...

This story cracks me up. And scares me. Because I know my little girl will be there before too long. And what will I say then? I have no idea.

BTW - LMBO at JenM's comment. Ha!

Cindi said...

"Because sometimes, late at night when you and Ian are sleeping, Mommy and Daddy like to play 'cops and robbers!'"

Hehehe... I know this post was mainly about the tooth fairy, but I'm still stuck on the handcuffs. Because I do "those" parties, I hear a LOT of stories like that.

My friend's daughter, upon being asked what her mom did for a living by her bus driver, answered "She sleeps, moans and buys batteries." There was actually a very innocent story behind her take on the situation, but still... You gotta love it!

Jami said...

Wan't it nice when we didn't have to think about these things? I want them to believe forever!!!

As for the handcuffs, I'd stick with the Halloween story if I were you, ;)

♥ Noelle ♥ said...

omg lol!! girl, for some reason you haven't showed up on my blog roll in forever!! so sorry i've been neglecting you:(

Peach said...

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I love it.