Friday, September 7, 2007

The Day I Goofed About the Tooth-Fairy

The day "Scrawny" finally lost her first tooth, was the day she discovered the existence of cloud nine. Truth be told, I don't think she cared that much for the darn tooth. I think she was calculating the potential financial reward from this event. In fact, I am unequivocally positive that in her mind, she believed she was about to start raking in some serious mucho dinero like her Big Sister.

“Mom, do you think I’d at least get 10 bucks like Sidney?” She asked, with a big grin.
“Well, it depends on how much the Tooth-Fairy thinks your tiny tooth is worth.” I teased.

That evening, Daddoo and Kid Sid collaborated. Into an envelope, they tossed a ten-dollar bill and crafted a handwritten note that read…
“Mikala, thank you for the tooth,
Sincerely, Lucy-The Tooth Fairy”

“How did she know my name?” I overheard her asking her Dad the following morning, as she read the note out loud…again...and again!
“The same way Santa Clause knows who'd been good and who'd been bad?” I replied with a mischievous smirk.

Several months later, while she and "Furr-ball" were goofing around in my Jewelry Box, she(conveniently)found a pearly object that resembled…what? Yep, you guessed it. Her lost tooth! By the time she was done grilling me, I had no other recourse, save for the bitter truth! And when she asked, “Does this mean that Santa Clause is not real either?” I thought there was no better timing than right then, to come clean. Yep, it broke my heart and hers. But the truth, they say, shall set you free!

1 comment:

Debra said...

Ohhh! How sad! Look on the bright side - there will not be as much pressure to hide gifts from "Santa" this Christmas? =/

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