Friday, October 31, 2008

One for the journal


Sometimes our kids are smarter than I give them credit for. A few weeks ago Kevin FINALLY lost his last dangling front tooth. He then followed our routine of putting the tooth in a snack bag and then under his pillow. He showed me with excitement the next morning the $ that had been left in the snack bag in place of his tooth. That would normally be the end of the story...but not this time.
The next night Kevin fell asleep on the couch and Steve carried him in to bed. While tucking him in he noticed that the snack bag was back under the pillow WITH another tooth in it!! He brought the bag out to me asking.."Did someone lose another tooth today?" ME: "Not that I know of." Steve: "Well then whose tooth is this?" ME: " I don't know..let me see that" I then proceed to look at the tooth that is in the bag. It looks like a primary incisor...possibly a lateral. I then took the tooth and pinched it between my fingers and it broke. It was at this point that the light went on. I started to laugh as I told Steve what Kevin had done. He had taken a candy corn and bit off the white portion and put it in the bag. It looked amazingly like the real thing. This kid was going to TRICK the tooth-fairy!!
Steve decided that 2 could play this game. He took a $10 bill and color copied it. He then cut it out and wrote on the back of it...NICE TRY....THE TOOTH-FAIRY and put it back under Kevin's pillow. The next morning Steve woke Kevin and asked him if the tooth-fairy had come a few days ago. Kevin said that she had and then remembered his little experiment...he looked under his pillow and his eyes got HUGE! He pulled out the bag and held it up so Steve could see. Steve: "What is that Kevin?" K: "$10!!!" S: "What's it for" Kevin was embarrassed to tell us what he was trying to do so he just said that he didn't know. Steve told him to take it out of the bag and look at it. Kevin took out the $ with a big grin and opened it up. Turning it over he then read the message on the back side and busted up into big belly laughs. He then had the guts to tell us what he had tried and that the tooth-fairy was too smart to fall for his trick.
What a kid.

8 comments:

Brian and Janette said...

This story still has me laughing!

Jamie Sue said...

Oh, THAT is classic!! Too funny!

Gina said...

sounds like Kevin's gonna keep you two on your toes for many years to come.

Diana said...

LOL, Amy and Steve!! That's a good one! Good thing to hear he clean on the story. :)

Kristy76 said...

This was GREAT! I'm glad you found my blog and made a comment so I could find YOU guys:) It's fun to see the cute things everyone does! How exciting to have moved into a new house, it is gorgeous! How long have you lived there?

Kyle and Lacey said...

That is too funny! That kid is loaded with personality. I still remember (with fondness) him standing on the Primary chairs shaking his booty! I wonder where he gets the sense of humor ... ?

Marie said...

This is definitely a Kevin moment. It's good thing he's got parents that are quick on the draw! Thanks for sharing this one!

Marie

angelbrewhaha said...

That is seriously so hilarious! Caden has lost three teeth in the past three weeks and the tooth fairy is going broke. I think he's pulling them out...