Aidan has been wiggling furiously at one of his upper front teeth, desperate to get that thing out. All of his friends have lost scads of teeth; he only lost two last year, and none at all since second grade started.
He sat at dinner the other night, wiggling the tooth instead of eating. I casually mentioned to Bart that something terrible happened with the Tooth Fairy at a friend's house. It seems their daughter's tooth fell out, but instead of bringing money, the Tooth Fairy left a note saying she couldn't bring any money until the girl started behaving better. Do I have hard-ass friends or what?
Even though the story wasn't directed at the kids, technically speaking, it sure got their attention. Aidan even stopped pulling on the tooth and offered his own moment of silence for this unknown girl who was so brutally mistreated by the Tooth Fairy.
But he was pretty well-behaved for the next hour or so!
I am proud to announce that the tooth finally fell out a few days ago.
And the Tooth Fairy did bring cold hard cash, in the form of two crisp Jordanian Dinars.