Thursday, March 12, 2009

Just something to think about

So I wandered onto a new little web site called SOULPANCAKE. It just launched a few days ago and  it is Rainn Wilson's (an actor on the OFFICE) project. He presents what he calls questions to "chew on." On Wednesday, he asked if parents should perpetuate the tooth fairy myth [lie] with their kids. There is a company that has an authentication kit that parents can leave behind to "really really" convince their kiddies. But should they? 

I know my hubby and I have basically stopped the tooth fairy madness -- mainly because my kid stopped loosing his teeth. DUH! But the real deal is that he figured it all out. On more than one occasion we forgot to slip some money under his pillow. On the last big slip-up, he asked what happened, "Mom," he said "why didn't the tooth fairy take my tooth."  I told him the tooth fairy was really busy the night before and would come the next night. He gave me that suspicious look. The next night, his daddy slipped a twenty under his pillow. I know.....I know....a twenty???!!! But we felt so guilty and he knew it. The jig was up. The next day my son asked me "Is daddy the tooth fairy?"  My response, "why do you ask?" The look on his face was priceless. He knew. I mean, he KNEW. And he knew I knew he knew.  Yet, he didn't want to ruin it. I could see in his eyes that he didn't want to mess up a good thing. He wanted to get more money. So, he said "just asking," and walked away. That was it.  I don't think he lost any additional teeth after that. HMMMM??? Funny. 


sassymo said...

I never really thought about it...but I guess it is a lie. Priceless story! Isn't it amazing how many things kids pick up on?

Cassie said...

That is hilarious! I have forgotten as well and been a little heavy handed with the make up money! I am not sure my kids care whether the tooth fairy is real or long as he keeps leaving cash, KWIM!

Suzanne said...

I love that he knew that you knew he knew, Wendi. LOL... too funny. And I'm almost ready to stop "lying" to my 7 yr old. It's just getting too hard keeping it all together, you know?

Chris said...

It's just like Santa Claus - when my son was in kindergarten, he asked me if I believed in Santa Claus and I answered that I believed in the spirit of Santa Claus. He never said another word until a few years later when he said he had known Santa didn't exist but he was concerned that the presents would end if he said anything. Aren't kids priceless!?!