So. Every once in awhile I pop quiz my kids on teeth brushing. "Did you brush your teeth?" "Yep!" comes the quick affirmative.
Let me look.
And so it goes. I haven't done a pop quiz in awhile...so I did one this morning and was met with the usual, "um"
He opened his mouth just a smidge. I rolled my eyes and commanded, "wider, Al"
He opened his mouth wider.
ALLAN! I bellowed. You have two teeth missing!!
"I know" he answered smugly with a bit of a glint in his eye.
"When did that happen?? Just now??" Can't stand that I've been that horribly unobservant. I knew they were loose - had no clue they were gone.
"A couple days ago"
"Wow...does dad know?" Thinking...dang...we totally blew toothfairy duty...obviously.
"No...I just told the kids in my class"
"I wanted to see if the tooth fairy would come if you and dad didn't know I lost my teeth"
aha! But I'm quick!
I replied, "Well, of course not...the parents have to alert the tooth fairy with a certified memo to assure that the kid isn't pulling a false alarm. It's a lot of work for that fairy to be flying all over the place, she has no time for pranks"
And with the glint still in his eye, "Or does the parent have to alert the parent?"
hahahahahahhahaahhaha...the age of figuring things out cracks me up. I confessed nothing. But he knows, at least...he thinks he does....