Eli lost the first of his top two teeth yesterday (that things been loose FOREVER)! He was very excited and came running in from the playground to show me.
Anyway, I totally forgot about the tooth fairy and of course that was the first thing he checked this morning. He woke me up at 7 am to announce - what was that tooth fairy doing? why didn't she come get my tooth? At which point, filled with an amazing amount of guilt, I cooked up a big story about how she called last night to say that millions of little boys and girls had lost teeth yesterday and while the Ortman house was her very favorite place to come, she just ran out of time but will definitely do her best to come tonight.
He seemed quite pleased with my answer and off he went to put the tooth back in the dish!
NOTE TO SELF - DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE TOOTH TONIGHT!!!