Monday, April 7, 2008

I still got it

Every once in a while, I do something so inconceivably stupid I swear they'll take away my mommy card. I'm not talking about forgetting lunch money or RSVP-ing the day BEFORE the birthday party. I'm talking about lifting up my four year old daughter at the end of her second day of fullday Pre-K to discover that I'd sent her school in a dress with out any underwear. Or the time in an effort to coax Hazel home, I offered up the I'll race you carrot only to trip and fall while holding the newborn Lula in my arms. And then there was yesterday morning, where the first words out of Hazel's mouth were, "Mommy, the tooth fairy didn't take my tooth."

Whoa! Talk about falling down on the job. I honestly forgot all about it. After a rush of emotions (ignorance, incompetence, guilt) I opted for the creative shuffle. Quickly I scrawled out a fancy note, attached a few dollars and stuck it under the still sleeping Lula's pillow. My rational, if actual adults can't tell my kids apart? How in the world in the dark of night is a four inch fairy supposed to know the difference? The littlest bit later, a wide eyed Lula came running to her sister, note in hand. I heard Hazel sound out the words and they both shared a laugh. And then they ran to Mom to report the whole tale. And I sighed to myself, secure in the fact that I could keep my mommy card for at least one more day.



The note read:

Where is your tooth? I looked everywhere. It's been very busy. Please leave the tooth tonight. xoxo Tooth Fairy.

8 comments:

zellmer said...

What an adorable little story. I got all misty-eyed. You are my role model in motherhood. Seriously. You're the champ.

kelleymalex said...

V. clever!!! And BOTH of them get a great memory and a story to tell THEIR kiddos one day. I think you get bonus points for saving that one, mama!

clickmom said...

I am filing that one away. Thanks for the tip!

mrs. blogoway said...

You won't believe this but I did the EXACT same thing. I had to print out my letter though off the computer in a special font so she wouldn't recognize my handwriting but the idea is the same. I felt so guilty for forgetting!

~ Denise said...

I've done that multiple times with multiple children! Your in good company. Your solution was so much better than mine!

Which Box said...

Ingenious!!

Jenny said...

Your blog is so funny and sweet. Do you mind if I add you to my "Fun Blogs to Read" list?

Nicole said...

Luckily for me, there was a terrible thunder storm that night, so I quickly suggested that maybe she had to take cover and would come back the next night.

I too used a scripted font, and cut out the paper in the shape of a molar, and the kids all got such a kick out of that note...she still has it in her memories box. We laugh about it now.

I thought I was so original, and here I see we all do these things. All those years of flogging myself in isolation? Where was the internet when I needed it? =)

Love your note! Mom's RULE!