The Luke-ness Goes On

I got the kids each soap for stocking stuffers. It's a not-so-subtle hint to bath more often (or without being told). I got Luke a bar of soap with plastic lizards in it from Etsy. The other day we found it under the (still-up) tree and he took it upstairs for his bath. Afterward he came out glowing with a revelation. "Mom, you know that soap you got me? I know why you got it for me!" You smell? "No, because the only way to get the lizards out is to scrub really hard with the soap and get really clean." Bingo.

He found Becky's cast-off scarf yesterday and thought it was the best headgear ever. He was trying to be "one of those ladies that stack all their hair up like an ice cream cone." I've always thought it was the beehive, but whatever makes you tick.


And you'll notice that he lost a tooth? He came home from school yesterday with that gaping hole in his mouth and a tooth in a plastic bag. There was quite the debate about where to put it for the Tooth Fairy since he doesn't sleep in his bed, and rarely sleeps in the same bed two nights in a row. (We've got 2 sets of bunks for 3 boys, and it's musical beds gone wild.) I said to be safe we'd put it on his dresser. The Tooth Fairy is such a slacker. She forgot to leave the goods last night (and never once thought about it until she awoke him for school this morning). Drat. Tooth Fairy of the Year will never be mine. While he was upstairs sobbing I found a note on his backpack from the Tooth Fairy. She said that since he lost it at school she put the cash with his school things. He doesn't come around very quickly, though. He was not very pacified that it was "only a dollar."

24 comments:

The Sports Mama said...

That silly Tooth Fairy slacks at my house, too! Amazingly enough, those seem to be the only nights she's actually getting a good night's sleep, and so is unable to either A) stay awake until the child is asleep; or B) wake early enough to take care of the payday.

*sigh*

I'm rather glad that we're past that point here.

suburbancorrespondent said...

Hey, my kids only get a quarter. So tell him to stop complaining.

Madame Queen said...

That was some quick thinking on your part! Excellent job.

A dollar sounds like a lot to me, too. But egads I dread the day when my kids start losing their teeth. It completely weirds me out.

Love the beehive/ice cream hairdo!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

You are totally right about that dog statue - the head is disproportionately HUGE for the body!!

Sounds like your tooth fairy is related to the one that used to visit us - she was always forgetting!!

Hallie
http://wonderfulworldorweiners.blogspot.com/

Flea said...

I can't TELL you the number of times the Tooth Fairy forgot to visit our house. Sometimes we've been through a recent move and she got lost, others were high traffic nights for kids and lost teeth, sometimes she's just getting old and senile and maybe she'll remember tomorrow night. My favorite was, "Maybe you just didn't look good enough. Let's go see." Then slipping the dollar under the pillow while you have them look under the bed.

girlymom said...

I woke up at 4 am from a dead sleep- sat up straight (pretty amazing 8 months pregnant) and informed my HUbby that the tooth fairy had not come- I had to go be the tooth fairy. Then fell back down just as quickly and went back to sleep. Dear Hubby saved me though, he informed me that he...I mean the tooth fairy had indeed come. What a guy!

I have visited you before and lost ya- glad to be back.

Karen said...

I'm glad you're back, too, Girlymom. I am amazed at your sitting-up-in-bed powers. When I'm 8 months I can barely roll off the edge.

Flea - I love your comments! We've pulled the "she's busy tonight" card often, but slipping it unseen under the pillow while they're looking under the bed is genius.

kimmy said...

The tooth fairy has come close to forgetting at my house too. She is a really busy person. Nice comeback though with the backpack - I never would have thought of that!

Kimmy

Bia said...

What a very smart and clever tooth fairy!

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Little Man with the purple hair is so darn adorable!

That was some pretty quick thinking with the backpack. Well done! Too bad he was thinking he deserved a 5 spot or something. That's a high-priced kid, right there.

Bluepaintred said...

the back pack switch-a-roo was inspired! way to go on the quick thinking!

Melissa said...

Love the picture of Luke with the scarf on his head. The tooth fairy always manages to deliver here, that's because it's the hubs job. If it was up to me I would forget everytime.

Only a dollar, what was he hoping for $100?

Karen said...

Yeh, that dollar thing. I think it was because he was mad and couldn't just say "wow, look!" He was kinda sorta trying to hide a grin as he said it, but it was sarcastic nonetheless. Mr. Tooth Fairy gave $5 for the first tooth and apparently anything less was insufficient. Kids nowadays. We got a quarter.

Andrea said...

We must have the same tooth fairy. My DS has lost two teeth in the last month and hasn't gotten a dime for either of them. I am such a slacker. He too lost them at school but he then really lost them. So, no tooth, no money. I so forgot. Love the hair, and that soap is a great idea!! I'll have to check it out!

KIDZMAMA said...

We had a crazy week once when Funny lost a tooth and Clever lost two! We ran out of singles quickly. A one dollar coin works wonders on the "wow look!" part.

Cecily R said...

Luke makes me smile for so many reasons.

The tooth fairy forgets all the time at our house too!!! Last time Gracie lost a tooth Isaac saved the day and reminded me before she noticed. Jon only had $5 on him so she got spoiled.

It was all good though. She spent the whole thing on Isaac's Christmas present. :)

Kellan said...

Goodness Karen - is he adorable or what?! He is going to have to beat the girls off with a stick - if he's not already having to do that! What a "pretty" boy! Have a good weekend. See ya. Kellan

Deb in OPKS said...

MA just got done losing all her teeth and now Diva's starting. The tooth fairy has missed a visit on occassion or made it while MA was in the bathroom in the morning. The tooth fairy hates teeth. Grosses her out and hates her job. Needless to say, she does not keep them and the whole loose tooth thing creeps her out. Oh how many more years?

Oh, and Diva liked Luke's pink hair.

Maria said...

Well the tooth fairy forgot here a few times. One time my husband found the money in my daughter's nightgown, don't think she bought it. The other time I told my son she must have not been able to find it and would probably leave it the next night. She did remember the next night, luckily!

Chris said...

Actually, he kind of looks like a guy from one of those bands I used to listen to in the '80's. I just can't think of who.

Sheila said...

Who decided the tooth fairy needs to leave money anyhow? Not that I minded as a child... but, looking on as an adult, I could see that getting expensive!

linds said...

Man, who knew the toothfairy had to keep up with inflation!?!?!

Your son is handsome!

Zoe said...

wow! look at his blue eyes!!! my kids think the tooth fairy eats their teeth like popcorn. gross huh?

Colleen said...

Luke cracks me up!!!