January 04, 2007

Santa and the Tooth Fairy... Suck

It started Christmas. Mr. T. asked for Mario Tennis for their Game Cube. He sat on Santa’s lap and asked for it. Unfortunately, when Santa’s helper *ahem* was in Toys ‘R Us, buying the gifts, Santa’s helper *ahem* blanked out on what Mario he wanted and picked up Mario Golf.

Tennis. Golf. Both Country Club sports. You can see the confusion, can you not?

Flash forward to Christmas morning, he opened his gifts from Santa and said questionably, “Why do you think Santa got me Mario Golf instead of Tennis? I asked for Tennis…”

‘You did?” said I.

Great. To make it worse, he really truly hates Mario Golf.

He confided in me the other day, “Mom, I feel bad saying this, but I really really hate Mario Golf. I don’t understand why Santa would give me that instead of Mario Tennis, which I’ve played and like. Why would he do that?”

Replied I, “Well, I bet Santa got confused. He’s old you know. Golf and Tennis are both Country Club sports.”

Mr. T, “You think so? That makes sense. He just got confused.”

Flash forward to a few days ago, he lost a tooth. I hate it when the kids lose teeth. By evening, I’m so beat I never remember and we lose teeth around here so frequently you’d think we have the tooth fairy on the payroll.

He woke up and said, “Hunh. The tooth fairy didn’t come…”

Me: Well, it was New Years Eve. She was probably crazy busy. Or on vacation. Or maybe had a faery party.

He seemed to buy that.

Four days later, ‘Mom. Can you believe it? The tooth fairy STILL DID NOT COME. It’s been 4 days! I keep checking my pillow because one morning she didn’t come and I went to brush my teeth and she had! And once, she didn’t come and when I came back from school, she had! Sometimes she comes during the day.”


I so suck at this. Really. The tooth fairy came during the day today. He found it right before he went to bed. Sheesh.

Posted by Boudicca at January 4, 2007 10:25 PM | TrackBack

Should have had the tooth fairy leave a note "got caught in traffic, so sorry, here's an extra quarter!"

Or have santa send a note "sorry for the late note, I seem to have been confused, There was another Mr. T. on my list who wanted Mario Golf, and you wanted Mario Tennis, I accidentally got you mixed up. I hope to make it up to you soon, here is an I.O.U. for Mario Tennis. My apologies, I hope Christmas was still special for you. Ho, Ho, Ho!"

Well, ok, that is what I'd do, I'm insensitive that way. Hell, I've got a boy who just went to a funeral with the family and who told me when he got home: "everyone was talking really loud cause she was dead. Mom, she wasn't sleeping, she was dead, so she didn't care." yeah, we are all about the sensitivity in this house. . .

Posted by: oddybobo at January 4, 2007 11:06 PM

He felt genuinely bad that he didn't like the gift. He was just confused as he thought Santa was all knowing. However, his birthday is in 16 days, so I'm sure that's what he is getting. ;-)

Posted by: Bou at January 4, 2007 11:09 PM

I discovered this one just tonight: Go to Cici's Pizza for takeout. Then look at the fascinating "Pizza Facts" on the box and point out this one:

Pizza Fact #3: In Iceland, people put reindeer sausage on their pizza!

Let him know that Santa may indeed have more important things on his mind... Like those damned murdering Icelanders devouring his fleet of flying reindeer! ;)

Posted by: Bitterroot at January 5, 2007 12:36 AM

LOL! I can't wait to see what happens here. I'm so forgetful, it took me 9 months to send my mom her birthday gift one year.

Posted by: vw bug at January 5, 2007 06:46 AM

i wrote a post called confessions of a tooth fairy a year or so ago. believe me, i share your pain.

Posted by: shoe at January 5, 2007 01:32 PM

We all share your pain. We had a very forgetful tooth fairy here too.

I was ever so grateful when the neighbor kid told my girls about the tooth fairy's real identity. Now the jsut hand me the tooth and ask for their dollar - it's a much more user friendly system.

Posted by: Richmond at January 5, 2007 05:59 PM

Throw a dollar under the bed, and say, "Oh, look, it must have fallen!"

Posted by: Mrs_Who at January 5, 2007 06:34 PM

If the tooth fairy had not been so cheap she would have left Mario Tennis...LOL

Posted by: GUYK at January 5, 2007 08:19 PM

I used to leave an IOU when I didn't have the appropriate change. If a kid will believe in a tooth fairy he'll believe anything.

Posted by: Angus of Strathclyde at January 5, 2007 08:47 PM

Our tooth fairy always comes during school.
What's with all the night traveling anyway?

Posted by: Roses at January 5, 2007 09:04 PM


I feel your pain, we had a really inconsistent tooth fairy as well.

I got busted a couple of times, and copped out with "oh yeah, she called, she had car trouble, she'll be here tonight..."

I also got really good at asking "did you look really close?" then palming the money and "finding" it when reaching under the pillows.

It got so bad that finally one day my son came in and said, "Dad, I lost a tooth, quit faking and pay me.."

On a side note, when my Niece lost her first tooth, my (not so far sighted) brother in law left her a $50. It wasn't until the next day when my sister pointed out that their precious daughter had many more teeth to lose in the years ahead, that he realized what he had done.

Posted by: P'cola Titan at January 5, 2007 09:54 PM

Wow. It's so good to know I'm not alone!! Sheesh. I thought our Tooth Fairy was the worst and now I know... she shares good company. I mean... i don't recall the tooth fairy EVER forgetting when I was a kid. I don't know if I recall the IOU that Angus left, but I do recall that change that included the washer!

GuyK- Funny guy! Heh.

Pcola- Holy crap! $50. Good Lord! You know that story is going to be repeated!

Posted by: Bou at January 6, 2007 08:50 AM

LOL! The tooth fairy usually forgets to pick up the tooth after leaving the money in my case. I just tell them that the tooth jars must have been full up.

Posted by: Maranda Rites at January 7, 2007 04:30 PM