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Less than a week after losing his first tooth, Nugget's second tooth kamakazed from his gum on Saturday morning.
He flopped it on the table and said "Another one. I guess I'll get another couple of bucks hey?"
I had decided, after all the tip-toeing caused by the original 'under the pillow' plan, that I would try a new tactic. One that my own parents used with our teeth when we were young.
I encouraged him to pop his tooth under a glass and leave it in the middle of the table. And so he did.
All day I saw that tooth there and thought, I must remember to slip $2 under the glass and dispose of the tooth when he goes to bed. Only I forgot. And so did the Geege.
The next morning, Nugget exclaimed that the toothfairy had forgotten to come. Oh God! I thought. The Geege and I immediately spoke over the top of each other trying to explain that she has a lot to do and sometimes she takes a few days to come.
"Santa does it all in one night. For every kid" he said.
The Geege and I spoke over the top of each other coming up with excuses for the toothfairy. She is so small. Santa has helpers.
We had a cooked breakfast together and after cleaning up the table, I realised that the tooth was missing! Eek!
Nugget noticed. He said "My tooth has gone! Where is it Mum?"
"Maybe she has come?" I said. Loudly. Hoping the Geege was hearing me and working with me. "Right under our noses. She must have left some money for you somewhere. You had better start looking".
By the time he had gotten to his room to look under his pillow, the Geege had performed miracles!
Nugget and his entourage of brothers and sister came sprinting down the hall to tell me that the toothfairy had left money under the pillow. They discussed how amazing it was that she had come while we were all there and noone had seen her.
Smooth move Geege. Smooth.