Last night David (6 years old) decided it was time to get rid of that loose tooth that has been “bothering me for weeks”. However, he didn’t want to pull it so he asked for help from mom. Being child #4 to lose a first tooth, I was prepared for just about anything, except what happened!
This boy is the best! I pulled it out and he happily carried it around in his little Ziploc bag for about 30 minutes. He was so excited, he kept reminding himself to tell me thank you. By the 10th time, I told him he didn’t have to thank me anymore and what nice manners he had!
Jason and I had a date night last night. While we were getting ready for our babysitter to get here, David was nervously and excitedly prancing around the house showing off his tooth to his very bored brothers and sisters. (My boy loves chocolate pudding, hence the pudding face!)
He excitedly told the sitter all about his tooth adventure as we were leaving and expected it to be an easy night for her (which it was).
Morning rolls around and I come downstairs to a very sad boy because, “The Tooth Fairy didn’t come yet! I think she forgot me!”
As I was silently belittling myself for my epic mom fail (I mean it was his first tooth, seriously!), I quickly told him maybe she was running late or thought he was going to see her so go eat breakfast and maybe she’d sneak in while he was eating. When he was finished he should check again.
Miraculously the Tooth Fairy showed up during breakfast and all was good in our world again. He happily skipped to the bus and had a great day at school and I was the “best mom ever” because I was right about the Tooth Fairy.
As I exhaled my pent up stress as the bus drove away, I had these thoughts: parenting is never going to be perfect! We make mistakes. We try to fix them. Sometimes we do a great job, sometimes we don’t. It’s always better to love our families and to extend grace to the other moms who are feeling like epic failures. If we all can extend grace to one another, the world is a much kinder place to live.
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Katie B. says
Oh, I know that feeling of “Mom fail”. I, too, forgot to put Tooth Fairy money under my oldest child’s pillow when she lost her first tooth. You think faster than I do, though, because I just told her that the Tooth Fairy probably needs a 24-hour notice so she can get to the ATM.
Love that, Katie! Tooth fairy business is challenging!