Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Double The Pleasure, Double The Funds

On Monday, Camden came home from school with a treasure chest. Treasure indeed. His first lost tooth. "Yeah, I pretty much just pushed it out with my tongue at the reading table." And because it was the first day of the month, he got to be the first one to sign his name on December's lost tooth poster in his classroom.Later that afternoon I went to get a haircut and got a phone call from Roger. Which I promptly ignored. How many times must I repeat: I DON'T HAVE MY PHONE FOR YOU TO CALL ME. IF I WANT TO TALK TO YOU, I WILL COME HOME. Actually, we're turning off that phone in a week or so. But I digress. When I got back, I saw what all the fuss was about... Yep, that's TWO teeth gone. "It hurt more than the first one," Camden said, as he shook the treasure box that, with the new addition, rattled much louder. "That's because it wasn't ready to come out - it just started getting wiggly like two days ago," I explained. "Yeah, but the tooth fairy is already coming tonight. This was she'll bring more money. THAT means I can buy more stuff. AND I can sign the lost tooth chart again tomorrow. No one can beat me for the month now!" Note how pleased he is with his new hoodie that I got for him while he was at school. His other (hand me down) one got lost somewhere between home and school. Su-spi-cious. In any case, he wore this one all afternoon and refused to take it off when it was time for bed. "It's so warm, like 20 dogs are layin' all over me. Plus I know the tooth fairy will want to see it."

7 comments:

  1. That is an extra good kid story.
    He will be even more jazzed tomorrow WHEN the tooth fairy leaves some mega $$$!
    Right??

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  2. Funny...I happen to lose clothes too when I want- excuse me, need new ones. Smart kid.

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  3. I don't see in holes in his mouth! I think that means half price for the fairy this month:)

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  4. that is one smart cookie to pull out a second tooth. he was just looking out for the tooth fairy trying to maximize her time and all... i just love those little treasure chest thingies. our kids' school passes them out too.

    it must be the week to loose teeth. logan (who is 7, by the way. and i also think our 2 boys would get along smashingly) lost a tooth this week too. but the tooth fairy forgot to come 2 nights in a row! then on the 3rd night left money, but forgot to take the tooth! he put his tooth under his pillow again on the 4th night and got one more dollar! (that was guilt money from the tooth fairy.)

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  5. and i want to know what you decided about your table and chairs??

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  6. smart kid....what's he going to do with his "fortune"? He doesn't need a new hoodie now!

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  7. That's a great story. Madi has a loose tooth and refuses to even wiggle it. Crazy girls.

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