Tell me this? What kind of mother does not have any money in the house for when her child looses a tooth? This one! Let me say that this is not her first tooth. In fact it has been wiggly for a couple of weeks so I should have been prepared. Tonight the inevitable happened and the tooth fell out. I had nothing to leave under the poor child's pillow. I further demoted myself by coming up with really great reasons why she should wait until tomorrow. I told her we could make a letter for the tooth fairy and a little purse for her to carry the tooth in. Girl-N would have none of it. She put the tooth under her pillow and rushed off to bed to wait the arrival of the wee fairy. At this point I am scrounging through the computer desk drawers and my wallet. I came up with a grand total of 9 cents. I lowered myself further by looking in the kid's piggy banks. Empty. It is now late and both kids are in bed so I go to the drawer that I affectionately call the junk drawer. It is full of every piece of junk imaginable. Old greeting cards, a dog leash (I don't own a dog), felt pads for furniture to stop the floors from being scratched, incense, keys that lost their lock...never mind, here is a picture!
It is like an "I Spy" book nightmare! I spy a dinosaur and a bumblebee, a bright yellow bow and glue sticks 3!
Anyway, back to my story. I am in a panic and considering calling my mom and dad to run some change over. I dig through the drawer hoping to find at least a dollar! Then what to my searching eyes appear? A baggie full of American money! (I am Canadian.) I was so excited I could barely contain myself! I pulled out a handful of change and tiptoe into her bedroom where she is snoring her quiet little girl snore and love washes over me. She is such a precious child and who still fervently believes in the tooth fairy. Thank you God for getting me through this one!