the tooth fairy is a mythical character depicted as a fairy that gives a child money or gifts in exchange for a baby tooth that has fallen out. children typically place the tooth under their pillow at night while they sleep. the fairy is said to take the tooth from under the pillow and replace it with money.
see? wiki knows all, so this must be how it is done.
when i picked cee up today, she produced from the depths of her backpack both her loot AND her tooth. i was dumbfounded. had the tooth fairy forgotten to take her tooth? how would i explain why the fairy took the first tooth and not the second? the first time, the tooth fairy paid three dollars. this time she paid eight quarters.
upon close investigation, i quickly discovered that the backpack protecting the tooth was inadvertently left at school, and the tooth fairy had to think fast so as not to disappoint her young customer. understandable. we do crazy things in times of need.
in an effort to clear the good lady's name, here's our story, and we're sticking to it: the tooth fairy paid half up-front last night since there was no tooth to collect. she is coming back tonight, and tonight only, to check for the tooth. if the tooth is there, she'll pay the difference. wish us luck.
now we have closed the gap of communication between all said fairies involved in the loophole at hand. as far as the gap in the bottom of cee's mouth? well, i sure hope it doesn't close up any time soon because i think it's pretty darn cute!
***disclaimer: it is not easy to follow these instructions, especially when you are only six: "okay. smile. bigger...open your mouth just a little bit so i can see your snaggle! okay, not that much. more. no, a little less. okay that's perfect. now smile with your eyes. no, that's kind of scary. okay. ooooo!! don't move. perfect!" (click & flash from the camera, cheers from me).....she is a trooper and now i know why they hate my camera.