Thursday, January 26, 2006

The Sins of the Father...

(ok, here I go again breaking my rule about not writing about family)

I screwed up big time. Yesterday afternoon my daughter lost one of her baby teeth. This is probably the fifth or sixth tooth she’s lost, so it’s no longer a big deal to me. After the trauma of getting the tooth out and taking care of the blood, I forgot all about it until this morning when she woke up. She always sings in the morning, and she’s always known I'm the tooth fairy (please, don’t let the last part of that description get around). This morning, it wasn’t a joyful song. She made up a song that went something like, "Daddy, Daddy, I’m so mad. Daddy, Daddy, I’m so sad. Daddy, Daddy, you're the tooth fairy. Daddy, Daddy, you forgot!" Obviously, I’m now going to have to make it up to her. She suggested I could take her to San Francisco on the train. That doesn’t sound like atonement or penitence; that’s extortion.

19 comments:

  1. Oooooh, she is a smart girl! That sounds like a very good trip to me!

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  3. If I am not mistaken, the spam comments are getting longer and more intricate. They still have a long way to go before I am to believe them.

    I don't remember when I stopped believing in the tooth fairy. I'm guessing it may have been the same time as Santa Claus. I've always wondered though what my parents did with all those teeth. Did they throw them away or are the sitting in a small jar on some shelf collecting dust?

    I never made much money off the tooth fairy anyway because for some reason I held onto them longer than most. I still had a full set of them in junior high and had to go and have four of them pulled as a junior so that I could get braces put on when I was a senior. I was always embarrased to be walking around with a gap toothed smile as a highschooler. Way uncool!

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  4. Nice suggestion! just take your digital cam along and tell about the trip! Michele sent me

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  5. Sage - she is a true woman even at her young age. She won't let you forget this for quite awhile. ;-)

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  6. That is too adorable, and I hope that you take her to San Francisco on the train

    Get used to it, Sage, she's just beginning to feel her power!

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  7. Oh, I've forgotten before and felt so bad. Just make it up to her and she'll be fine. Here via michele

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  8. You do have a very smart girl in your midst!

    Michele sent me here.

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  9. Sometimes it happens... I've been kinda sick lately and hadn't gone to many of my daughter's games. I didn't realize that it was making her mad until she scored 16 pts in a game the other night, and I missed it. She came home and told me all about it, then said, "But YOU weren't there to see me do it."

    Oh - the guilt! Her solution for making it up to her - a Lovcat Paris purse she found on eBay.

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  10. Oh Sage! However did you forget to play fairy?! What an amusing story :)

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  11. At the very least, it's something she'll take with her into adulthood. This is too precious!

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  12. whoops! at least you didn't have to explain that the fairy forgot. i almost forgot this last time...mine haven't realized yet so i can imagine the tears that would have flowed.

    have fun on that train ride!

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  13. *heehee* A very wise child you have!
    I've goofed a few times as well...so elaborate stories were made about 'why'...and they would outwit the stories. Kids...can't pull anything over on them!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  14. LOL! I can really relate! My youngest is at an age where teeth are falling out of her head with alarming frequency. Don't feel too bad, you could be in MY shoes... I forgot once and she DID still believe in the tooth fairy. Poor little thing thought the tooth fairy didn't like her anymore...

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  15. Well, you did forget! And, being female, she won't ever let you forget that you forgot! (If you get what I mean!).

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  16. Whoopsie Daisy!

    I remember when I was a kid I got 15 cents from the tooth fairy. Nowadays, kids get between $20 bucks and a train ride to SF?!

    Wow!
    Times have changed!

    I wonder how long before she lets you forget this blunder!!! :)

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  17. man, my ten yr old is still claiming ignorance that i'm the tooth fairy. I'm pretty sure he thinks if he admits it,no more dinero for him. Smart child I say...lol

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