Thursday, September 6, 2007

The Bad Fairy


Santa Claus in the Robinson household was great!!! The Easter Bunny - probably a little better than average. The Tooth Fairy? An abject failure. Roy and I have never been able to pinpoint exactly why the tooth fairy just didn't have the drive and passion to fulfill her or his calling. Picture the scene: a toothless grin in an eager face, talking constantly of the coming night with the magical transformation, and the morning when he or she peeks under the pillow delighted with the coins left in place of the very familiar tooth they had wiggled endlessly. They are tucked in, assured that the tooth fairy is somwhere near just waiting to delight them. Morning comes - NO COINS - the tooth's still in the envelope - look some more - no coins. At this point a very sad and disillusioned child comes to breakfast with the envelope in their hand. It's now up to mom to explain this fiasco. "Oh, honey I'm sure the fairy just forgot." (good one mom- now the kid thinks they're not worth remembering) or - "I'm sure the fairy just had an extra busy night, soooo many teeth, you know." ( oh so, now the busy fairy gets to all the kids but yours, how do you think that feels?). Now replay this exact scene over for the next night, and the next, and the next. No kidding, now you know how deprived dear little Abigail felt. Her experiences were the worst. But each of the five children all lived with the failure of being remembered by The Tooth Fairy. Not just one time but with several of their teeth. There are no excuses, nothing can justify the wrenching pain and lifetime of scars that disgusting fairy inflicted on the Robinson children. Booooooo to that fairy!!!! Booooo!

4 comments:

angie said...

maybe your kids learned patience...then again, being forgotten by the tooth fairy is nothing compared to being left at school with cruches on a rainy day...

Ann said...

ooohhh, i want to hear the story about the crutches, too. your kids are the most well adjusted i've ever met-i don't think there were any lasting consequences. by the way-that's the bustiest tooth fairy i ever did see.

Abbie said...

lets just remember one christmas even being awoken to chrases in my closet...good hiding spot santa.

Emily said...

ann, i was just going to mention the bosoms on the fairy. . .

My little gillian often writes notes to the tooth fairy telling her several things. (about life ect.) but sometimes in her not she will write that she wants to please keep her tooth.