Thursday, April 3, 2008

Milestone Rewind

Indulge me for a minute and pretend... for now, that it's last Sunday.
March 30th.
Are you with me?
Ok. Great.


OMG! Internet!
You won't believe what *just* happened. RIGHT NOW. At the BREAKFAST table!

(The SUNDAY breakfast table in case you forgot what day of the week we are on. Pretend I am Oprah or Ellen or one of those talk show hosts who pre-records their shows. K?)

Hansel has JUST lost his FIRST tooth! Gah!
It's been loose for about a week. He proudly announced and showed it to me after getting off the school bus last Monday.
Panic ensued. My [former] Stepmom, his Nanny, bought him this last month.
(Isn't it cute? And the personalized letter from the tooth fairy is preshus!)
"Oh you can hold on to it for a while. His tooth is only slightly loose so it could be several months before it's loose enough to fall out. No need to rush over here to get it to us. There's plenty of time."
Yes, clearly I am new at this.
Like I said, PANIC ensued. I grab the phone, run into Gretel's room, close the door and crouch down behind her rocking chair to make the secret call.
Pillow is dropped off Monday night followed by daily phone calls for the rest of the week asking "Did it fall out yet????"
When it finally fell out, we were eating this. We JUST sat down to eat this for breakfast a mere MOMENTS AGO and I was about to ask Hansel how his tooth was when he suddenly exclaimed that it JUST FELL OUT!!! as he spit it into his hand and then flashed a bloody smile filled with mushy monkey bread and a gaping hole between his lower right and remaining central incisor.
YUM! Eat up everyone!
After several moments of oohing and aahhhing we sent him to the bathroom to wash up and admire his missing tooth in the mirror while I quickly retrieved the hidden tooth fairy pillow from our closet and left it along with the letter on his pillow.
He's JUST found the pillow and his reaction was is classic!

Yes, there are pictures. And a little video as he read his letter.
But they are ... umm... on my camera.
So, let's pretend that it's SATURDAY and this momentous milestone hasn't happened yet so how could I possibly have any pictures to show you. You silly internet.
But WAIT till you see what I have to show you tomorrow!! You won't believe what's ABOUT TO already HAPPENed in the castle!!!

Oh, and just out of curiosity, what's the Tooth Fairy's going rate nowadays for a FIRST tooth?


Susanna said...

Congratulations, Hansel!
I hear the going rate for a first tooth these days is $5, though that seems high to me.

Ann said...

Giggling...reminded me of a few first teeth falling out at my house. There's nothing that brings a smile to my face quite the way one of those grins with *windows* can.


Crafty and Crap said...

my tooth fairy made me hunt for change..very creative of her.. and sometimes she didn't come the first night because she had sleeping problems. She also typed our quests out on the same paper that my mom had.....

Lucy Tence Corbin said...

I think don't worry about how much, kids don't really care about that, we do.
I love your blog by the way.

mathcutie said...

Yeah, $5 was the first-tooth fee at our house.

Izzy Rose said...

Wicked Stepmom,

I can't possibly have a stepmom weekend getaway without the original wicked stepmom there.

Consider it. Leave the teeth at home and get on a plane.

Austin, TX August 8-11. Spread the word. for all the details.

Disney Diaries said...

When I was a kid, it was a quarter. These days, I'm pretty sure it's a rocketship . . . Oh the faltering dollar . . .

Anonymous said...

Moments like this are some of our most precious memories. Thanks for sharing.