Thursday, April 28, 2011
thanks a lot, tooth fairy...
My daughter was so excited to lose her second front tooth, because now she looks like all of her other toothless friends. She carefully put her tooth in the pocket of the official tooth doll that hangs on her bedroom door, and told me several times how excited she was that a fairy would be visiting that night.
Well, the tooth fairy forgot to come. This morning at breakfast my 7 year old was moody and I couldn't figure out what was wrong with her. Then when I was getting dressed, it hit me. The tooth fairy FORGOT about her!
Yeah, I write fiction, but sometimes I get tired of living it--having to remember to be Santa, and the Easter Bunny, and the tooth fairy. I'm just not that into holidays, so I forget.
To make it up to my daughter, I slipped a dollar into her backpack with a sticky note that said, "I got lost last night. Sorry it's late. Love, The Tooth Fairy."
She was really excited when she saw it before school this morning, then looked at me funny. "Her handwriting looks like yours," she said.
I can write fictional characters, but I guess I'm no good at being one.