I don’t know why this is so difficult for me.
The world is absolutely crazy right now with the COVID-19 virus and everyone stuck at home, but I can’t even blame that.
I’ve done this every. single. time.
George lost another tooth yesterday; this must have been his 5th or 6th lost tooth since he moved in with me in 2017.
And once again, I managed to forget my tooth fairy duties.
The look on his face the morning after this happens BREAKS MY HEART, and yet I managed to forget again!
This time, determined not to forget, I actually set a calendar reminder in my phone for 9 pm. The problem, at 9 pm I was still working (thanks COVID) and realized I hadn’t yet put him to bed! I dismissed the reminder, I knew I’d remember, I even made sure he put the tooth in a convenient location for me to stash some cash and grab it when I put him in bed.
I turned on the news when I put him in bed, just to get caught up on the most current COVID news, then my mind started reeling. I started thinking of everything I didn’t get done, everything I needed to do the next day with work, the kids schooling, and I completely forgot about the tooth.
I woke up this morning to his sad face, so disappointed that the tooth fairy FORGOT HIM completely this time.
The other times I forgot, I had covered myself by telling him that possibly she was too overwhelmed with all the kids losing teeth, and maybe she’d come during the day when he was at school. Sure enough, when he got home and found a dollar in his bed he was happy again.
Another time I remembered right when I woke up in the early morning. Scared I’d wake him, I left the money right outside his room and told him she was probably concerned about getting too close with the Coronavirus. He didn’t buy that, “Grandma, she’s a fairy and magical, she can’t get sick”!
Today was a complete disaster, but I did manage to fix it once again. I told him she was probably not delivering because of Coronavirus- which he quickly reminded me that she is actually a fairy and not able to get sick. So I sent him downstairs to check the dryer for clothes while I stashed some cash in his bed… Then I sent him in to get his pillow to lay down with me:)
He found it! She hadn’t forgotten him! Weird that she didn’t take the tooth, but who cares, money received!
Happy Grandparenting friends. We can’t be expected to get everything right all the time, can we!