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That Darn Tooth Fairy

Updated on December 16, 2009

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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    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from California

      Ausseye...Not sure I want the dark side around?!!!!! ha ha Well your comment is definitely interesting!!!! I am enjoying light and loving times with my dark side in my home thank goodness!!!! Keepin it light and I believe that parents do deserve a medal if they actually raised their children in a good and honest way!!! Anyway, take care! GPAGE

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      7 years ago

      Hipage:The son, the tooth, the fairy is the here and now, the future is the never and the dark side of the Jedi. We are the toys of nurture and nature, so parents bring it on???? My kids gave me angles I never dreamt of, and as an adults they still do. Whooow being a parent is just so, so impossible. Victims of nature forever. Thank goodness the universe is shutting down and the dark side is taking control.

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from California

      Joni! Thanks for stopping in! Thanks for also leaving your lovely comment! Best, GPAGE

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      Joni Douglas 

      8 years ago

      What a charming story and your son is just the best. I can see why you enacted the 'keep them small' plan.

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from California THAT is hilarious! Very funny.......BOYS are so amazing.....their ideas.....I have two nephews who always mess with each other I am sure!

      Nice to see you here! Best, GPAGE

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      9 years ago

      I loved this! I had no girls but I went through the tooth fairy with my 3 sons. When my youngest son lost his first tooth, he came in crying because his oldest brother told he he was going to go broke because the tooth fairy no longer left money under kids pillows ... He told his little brother that because of inflation, kids had to leave money under their pillow for the tooth fairy to haul their tooth away!

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from California

      Hey Habee! hilarious! Your hubby!....After I wrote this I saw a trailer where an actor who has not been very nice gets "sentenced" to wings and tights as the tooth fairy! Very funny! Thanks for stopping by! G

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      Holle Abee 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      I'll ask hubby. He dressed up as the tooth fairy once for Halloween! OMG, was he scary looking!! Good hub!

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from California

      That was very "touching" cheaptrick. I take my position as a mother very seriously and I try really hard! I do appreciate you, your very warm comments and your great hubs. Wishing you and yours a fantastic holiday season! Best, G

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      9 years ago from the bridge of sighs

      Hi G.I wish I'd had a mom like you.

      your contributing very special people to the world.

      On a different note,thanks for taking time to actually read my silly Hubs.

      Very Marry Christmas!

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from California

      JAMES! I just thought of you and "voila!" Thanks for your kind words....always enjoy your comments and seeing you here! have been an inspiration to me! G

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      James A Watkins 

      9 years ago from Chicago

      More great stories from the House of GPAGE. You've got a cute boy there, I can tell that. He's not about to get the short end of the stick. I like that in a young man.

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from California

      Ladybird33.....So great to see you here! I just started reading some of your hubs.....I'm glad you got a kick out of this....."motherhood!" ha

      Best, GPAGE

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from California

      Kaie.....Very funny! You made me giggle! Best, G

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      9 years ago from Fabulous USA

      So funny, loved this story and I completely understand, my son is seven! Very cute!

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      Kaie Arwen 

      9 years ago

      Cute story......... but I have to tell you I do not miss that wee flying imp........ I hear her rates have skyrocketed. Thanks for the smile!

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from California

      HappyHer! Thanks for stopping in! This information is VERY important! I will explain that this is "what is going on!" Perfect! I'm always glad to see you here.....G

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from California

      Zsuzsy Bee! Thank you so much for letting me know! I will tell him to address a letter to the North pole ASAP! Thank you for stopping by too......

      ALWAYS nice to see you here......I hope you have a wonderful Holiday! G

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      Tracy Morrow 

      9 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      Actually, a little birdie told me that the Tooth Fairy is training a new assistant. There are just so many children losing teeth nowadays, she needs the extra help. So, the old rules are changing a bit to compensate for new Tooth Fairy helpers. Unfortunately, that's not fair to all the older children that didn't receive the added benefits, but I heard it might be made up to us all by Santa or the Easter Bunny - not sure who's going to pick up on that one yet though...

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      Zsuzsy Bee 

      9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      G...I'm sorry to say but according to my granddaughter the tooth fairy was roped into helping up at the Northpole. Poor old Santa is running a little late and needed some extra help.

      So possibly a letter addressed to the Northpole via Canada could reach the toothfairy.

      I hope this helps

      kindest regards Zsuzsy

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from California

      Jess......So glad you enjoyed this trip down "memory lane!" Best, G

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      Jess Killmenow 

      9 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

      Hilarious. Thanks for bringing me back the memories of the tooth fairy. She was good to my kids.


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