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That Darn Tooth Fairy
My Son Is Mad At The Tooth Fairy AND I'm Telling The TRUTH!
So, this morning my ten year old son who usually cuddles me right when he wakes up stomped into the room yelling at the top of his lungs. I looked at him as I tried to pour some coffee and decided to wait for the tantrum to end before I spoke. I asked him calmly, "What is it my dear Jedi?" He looked at me before he spoke. "I can't believe the tooth fairy gave Bella money AND a stuffed animal!!!!! I stayed silent for a moment to make sure he was done "venting." "Well," I said. "Maybe little girls get stuffed animals or maybe she wished for it...I don't know what to say?"
He jumped on the couch and looked at me with a very skeptical look. He will read this hub and know that I'm "being honest" about the fact that "I have NO idea what makes a TOOTH FAIRY leave MONEY AND STUFFED ANIMALS!" I decided to sit down and hear him out before I took the angle that a parent of a ten year old boy should take. "Well, my dear....maybe you should write a letter and stick it under your pillow?" He stared at me like he was waiting for me to throw my arms up in the air and "give up." I held my ground and explained that Bella had written on the envelope that she REALLY wanted a stuffed animal and she also wrote in big words.... "PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE."
Since my son does "have a point" and his feelings should be validated, I listened as he explained that he has never received anything but MONEY under his pillow. He decided to continue and finally let it out, "It is just not fair!" I looked at him and tried to quiet him down a bit and decided to take "the glass is half full" angle. "Listen, you have had atleast three more years on earth before Bella arrived. During those years, we could have bought a lot of stock in Lego." He listened to every word and then said. "If Bella gets one more stuffed animal when she loses a tooth, I'm walking out of this house for good!" I tried really hard not to giggle because he THEN thinks that I'm making fun of him! Boys at this age can get a bit too sensitive! So, finally after Bella came in and rubbed it in even more to upset her brother...
I asked him, "Would you like a lot of stuffed animals? If you do, please put them on your Christmas list." He was getting a bit annoyed by his sister and said, "No I do not like stuffed animals." Bella started to hug and adore her new teddy bear with the lace. It is a very "rare" bear and I have NEVER seen anything like it! It must have come from "Fairy Land." I am SURE OF THIS!!!!!!!
So, after I explained about how much money he has gotten for each tooth and also explained how "lucky" he was that the tooth Fairy made a BIG mistake in England because she gave him "double" from what he got in America (at the time the exchange rate was 2-1, meaning 10 pounds was really $20.00...NOT $10.00!!!!!). He looked at me and sort of got my point, but underneath it I felt bad that he felt "cheated" and I kind of understand what he means. I mean "who knew" that little girlies get a BIT MORE SPOILED by the TOOTH FAIRY? Not me! No, there is NO way I would ever be able to call the Tooth Fairy and complain or e-mail her and let her have it! If I could, I would write a long letter explaining how my son feels and NEXT time she should make it up to him since he may not lose many more teeth!!! SO, this episode may be over for good. BUT I'm sure the next time Bella loses a tooth and gets something else (a toy or stuffed bunny) with the money, my son may WALK OUT FOR GOOD. This leaves a lot for me to think about and I need time for preparation. Afterall, I do NOT want my ten year old son to EVER leave me. Infact, I'm already working on all of the bribes I will need to make him stay forever!
It has started slowly as part of my BIG "keep them here" plan. I have been giving him "stay small" pills daily. They are imaginary, but I tell him to please take them. I do this in my mind ofcourse. I really do hope that SOMEONE here on hubpages knows how to reach the Tooth Fairy! Any "lead" will be appreciated!
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