Today’s post was written by my friend and blogging buddy, Ginger Calem. I knew we were meant to be friends when I read her post about the grubby-undie-syndrome on Survivor. You can check out her blog here, and find her on Twitter here.
Today she’s touching on a subject that’s bit me in the keister more than once. I’m sure many of you can relate:
Child loses tooth. Tooth-Fairy magically arrives in the dead of night depositing cash prize. Child finds prize and assumes that, for the rest of forever, when teeth fall out, the Tooth-Fairy will return, prompt and swift, bearing enough cash to one day pay for college.
Sadly, however, this is not always the case…
Take it away, Ginger!
The Tooth-Fairy is human too.
Ok, maybe the Tooth Fairy is not exactly human but seriously, they are put on this high pedestal and they can make mistakes sometimes. It’s inconceivable that they can be on time to leave their loot in exchange for every tooth that falls out each day. I mean, sometimes there’s a blizzard raging over Europe and making it to Texas might be a stretch. Do you want her to be flying in those conditions? It’s all about safety people!
I know of a home, and of course it would not be my own, (ahem), where the Tooth Fairy may have been a tad unreliable. It’s an oddity that this has only happened with this home’s middle child. (Why is it always the forgotten middle child?) But see, those parents recognized that there were nasty, dangerous weather conditions where it might have been possible that poor little Fairy had to tuck in for the night to wait out the storm.
There may have been occasions that some parents (again I won’t name names!) might have suggested to a random middle child that perhaps his room might have been too messy for the Tooth Fairy to risk life and wing to find that rogue molar. Again—safety first!
I offer these observances to all parents out there so you’ll be prepared for those rare occasions where you might have to explain why the Tooth-Fairy, in all her cute glitter-winged glory, might need a little forgiveness. I’m sure that should she be late, she will arrive!
Has the Tooth Fairy ever been tardy in your house? Please share so that
I will not all the other families will not feel alone.