Thursday, July 27, 2006

Leaving Neverland

...or at least getting one foot out the door. Before I go any further, I will let those of you who are casually dropping by to see if I've fallen off the face of the planet know that I'M BACK and I've got LOTS to write about. Scroll down after you read this one...I've got two below this one!

Last night, SmallBoy was going to bed and I had him wiggle his teeth some more, he's got two fangs that just don't want to come out. He was in good spirits, so I thought, hell, why not see how far I can push the Tooth Fairy envelope. He asked if the Tooth Fairy would bring him extra money if both teeth came out at the same time...ho ho...open door, MG, keep walking! I told him I suppose it would depend on how clean the teeth are (since brushing teeth adequately is an issue for us). So then I took the mound and starting winding up for the pitch, used one of his favorite themes, Pokemon, and said, "SmallBoy, now that you're a big kid, what would you think if the Tooth Fairy evolved into someone else? Who would you want the the Tooth Fairy to evolve into?" He named off a number of Pokemon, giggling the whole time. I said, "Well, what if the Tooth Fairy evolved into one of your most favoritest people in the whole world?" (Light Bulb! Followed by momentary terror brought on by the literal nature of an Aspie), "But Mom, I don't want you to turn into the Tooth Fairy, I want you to be Mom."

After much chatting and convincing him that I wasn't going to change, that I've always been the Tooth Fairy, he was totally impressed (see, he still thinks I'm THE Tooth Fairy for everyone), he said to me, "Mom, if you're the Tooth Fairy, I want my teeth back." Since I'm a pack rat, that was an easy one. I told him absolutely. When I get home from work, I'll get his teeth for him if he finds a safe place to keep them. Finally, the door is open. Now I just have to wait for Christmas to do this again, I suppose, unless he puts 2 and 2 together. We'll see.

It's good to be back! Now keep scrolling and read the other two posts! One's about the band and one's about my fabulous family!

1 comment:

Laura said...

Hey, good idea! My husband told G about the tooth fairy, and she still kind of plays along. S has no idea, or is refusing to admit to anything. Which perfectly sums up their personalities. Hee.