Teeth and Macaroni

I was just reading Darcy's fun little tagger blog meme thingy and her #1 and #2 things reminded me of a story.

Many, many years ago, we had apple bobbing at our little 1st grade Halloween party. I promptly bobbed me an apple and began munching away. Then Tommy Page looked at me and inquired, "Where's your tooth?"

I was shocked and stunned! My first ever loose tooth was GONE! Apparently, right on down the old esophagus along with the bobbed apple. After recovering from said shock, I was incredibly sad. Not because I ate a tooth, but because I had nothing to put under the pillow for the tooth fairy. It was a devastating moment in my little six year old life.

I trudged home after school and naturally my mom wanted to know why I was so incredibly sad. I filled her in on my tragedy and being a mom, she knew EXACTLY WHAT TO DO!

Yep. She made a faux tooth from a piece of macaroni. Talk about a cool mom!! Obviously, I had the best mom evah! (STILL do, btw)

And the even cooler thing? The tooth fairy FELL FOR IT. Hook, line, and sinker. I got some coinage and TF got a little piece of macaroni, resembling the tooth of a six year old girl. Not a bad deal, in my book.

Post Script: Flash forward a whole bunch of years and I'm babysitting a friend's daughter. Who loses her tooth while eating. And is incredibly sad. But it's all good, because I am prepared. I've had good, solid training from my mom.

Macaroni anyone?

images courtesy of photobucket.


Darcy @ m3b said...

Oh my goodness! This is brilliant, and if I need to, now I know *exactly* what to do if this happend to one of the boys.

Cool mom is right. High fivs for her!

Darcy @ m3b said...

Oh my gracious, that spelling was attrocious! Where is comment spell check?!

I typed that wayyy too fast. Hope you were able to decipher it.

Barbara said...

That is a great memory! Thanks for sharing. And tell your Mom she is waaayy coool!

Anonymous said...

That is so cool! I've never heard of that before. I'll definitely keep that in mind :)


Anonymous said...

Hmmm...thanks for the kudos. It just seemed like the thing to do at the time! I was just glad the T.F. wasn't too persnickety! I couldn't have my little girl crushed after losing her FIRST tooth through such an accident.


Kaylia Metcalfe said...

That is so sweet..... and something to file away should I ever need to cheer up a toothless six year old :)

Anonymous said...

HA! What a great story! I have a friend who claims to be the tooth fairy. I'll have to ask her if she has this one in her bag of tricks. :-)

Unknown said...

That's awesome! I once lost a tooth on a playground...it's amazing how much a tooth looks like pea gravel.

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