What is this, you ask? Here's a clue:
Jenna lost her first tooth this afternoon! You can see there's already a tooth coming through that was behind it.
Everyone has their own first lost tooth story. Mine is that I lost my first tooth eating an ice cream cone and swallowed it. How lame. Jenna's is full of excitement and drama -- Emma kicked her in the mouth and her tooth just fell out. What a great story to tell years from now! I'm sure it will get quite embellished, although its good enough to stand on its own.
So now, Jenna is excited to receive her very first visit from the Tooth Fairy.
She carried her tooth in a snack sized zip lock bag all afternoon and evening and even drew a picture for the tooth fairy. Julia suggested that the tooth fairy might write a note back. WHOA! Hold the phone! I asked Julia what the tooth fairy was expected to write back because the tooth fairy is awfully busy and didn't usually carry a pen on her while working.
Jenna putting the bag behind her pillow.
Snuggled in waiting for the tooth fairy's first visit. I hope she comes.
OK, that sounded really bad. It IS bad. She will come, pinkie promise because this is Jenna's very first tooth fairy visit. The 15th visit... well let's just say I can't make any promises.
Its been like True Bad Mommy Confessions around here lately so let me add another to the list: Sometimes the tooth fairy forgets to come visit. Now before you start booing and hissing at me stop and think about this fact: We've moved multiple times and I just keep forgetting to send in our change of address card. That's the official kid version. The truth is that sometimes the tooth fairy is out of dollars or she gets super tired, whatever the case, there have been times that the tooth fairy forgets to come 2-3 days in a row. You would think that my children would be upset by this and in fact, at first they were. But they soon learned that the longer it took for the winged creature with a dental obsession to come around, the guiltier she felt and in the end it was to their financial benefit. The normal $1 per tooth rate has been known to jump to $5 after a especially long delay. Good things come to those who wait.
But not to worry, the Tooth Fairy has been notified of Jenna's lost tooth. No disappointed little girls tomorrow. Not about tooth fairy money anyway. The rest is fair game.
Today's scheduled post about High School Musical 3 has been moved to tomorrow. That gives me more time to