2 years ago my oldest son fell when getting into the car. He smacked his face on the carseat and his teeth were bleeding. When we went to the dentist, they said he damaged his tooth but it looked okay at the moment. Fast forward 2 years.
Tooth discoloration. An abscess above the tooth.
The tooth had died.
Luckily it was a baby tooth. The dentist decided he would extract it – which ended up being the being “no big deal” event I have ever seen…do NOT Google tooth extraction or abscess. Just don’t.
My son thought the whole experience was the coolest thing that ever happened to him. He doesn’t know it should have been traumatic. All he knows is that he is the coolest kid in Pre-K because a dentist wiggled out his tooth and the tooth fairy came – yes, he was the first kid in his class to get a visit from this famed lady.
My husband decided we needed a special place for the tooth. We should have flushed this out further before I went shopping because I was thinking this:
And he was thinking this:
I bought the unfinished rocket ship birdhouse at Michael’s because obviously a little boy’s tooth fairy would be into rockets, right? I sawed off the top, explaining to Buddy that while the Fairy is big enough to go through the hole, we’ll need more room to get our whatever she leaves us. So, it fits like a lid now.
I painted it with Deco Art acrylic paint and then layered on a coat of Martha Stewart glitter finish.
Yeah, totally cool, I know. I’m rocking this boy mom thing.
We weren’t done, because did you know fairies leave behind glitter when they come? No? Neither did I. (Husband filled me in).
So, 11 PM and I am switching out teeth, leaving gold coins (another thing Hubs cued me into) and sprinkling glitter all over the windowsill. Its like a never ending web of lies, this tooth fairy thing. Best part? The boys woke up, saw the glitter, and were convinced the tooth fairy pooped all over their room.
See people, these are real life boy mom problems. Do I correct them to make them believe my untruth rather than their untruth or do I just keep leaving fairy poop with every tooth offering until they figure it out?