My sister came over on Saturday, because she was taking Nina duty with the big girls while the I took the twins and Marco with me early in the morning.
My girls love to spend time with their Nina. Often they monopolize her from the moment she walks in the door, eager to show her whatever they’ve been saving up to share with her. As we were all getting ready for bed my sister came to me on the sly to give me the latest scoop.
“Isa lost a tooth. But she swore me to secrecy. She doesn’t think the tooth fairy is real, so she’s giving it a test.”
Well, she is 11 years old. I’m sure she’s one of the last believers to fall in her age group.
We laughed about it and that was that. I promptly forgot about it. Slacker Mom alert!
Well, I was nervous about Sunday, remember? I was freaking out about my wardrobe and eyebrows and Tooth Fairy duty fell right out of my head.
Sunday I was up early and out of the house before Isa woke up. The day was packed with activity. I was exhausted. Finally, at the end of the day, Isa came to me.
Mom, I lost my tooth and the tooth fairy didn’t show up.
Well, are you just going to give me money?
Wait, what?? I giggled at that. Um, you can try to put it under your pillow and see what happens.
Ok, mom. Maybe the “Tooth Fairy” will come. (giving me a smirk)
Can you guess what happened?
I FORGOT AGAIN!
She didn’t say a thing about it in the morning. I was off work today and was able to pick them up from school myself. I took them for an ice cream after school when Isa reminded me.
So, mom is the tooth fairy ever going to come?
Uh, let’s just say the tooth fairy is giving you some ice cream this time.
Well, we can leave if you want and then the tooth fairy will have some cash on her, or we can get ice cream right now. Which will it be?
I’d better stock up on shiny quarters. I think Gabi has a loose tooth and I should probably get the slacker Tooth Fairy in gear.
At least now I can enlist Isa to remind me of the Tooth Fairy duties. Maybe she’ll even help Santa gift wrap this year.