Boo lost her first tooth today at school. If she had lost her tooth at home I was fully prepared to glue it back into place and send her off to school…….the kids get a free homework pass if they lose a tooth in class.
Me: So you cried when you lost it? Did it hurt?
Boo: I cried because I was happy. I was waiting and waiting and waiting for it to get out.
Me: We’ll tape it in your baby book.
Boo: You can’t….the tooth fairy takes it.
Me: He’ll leave it behind if you leave a note.
Boo: Why do you keep saying “HE”?!
I searched online and found that last year the average was $3.00 a tooth. That’s crazy. I used to get 25 cents. Boo is getting 25 cents. I told her that if any of her friends tell her that they got more than 25 cents it’s because their parents subsidized the tooth fairy payment.
(Update: Mr. LBB thinks we should give her a dollar because of inflation…..if we can find a dollar.)
Boo: Hushpuppy would only get 25 cents…..*
Me: …..and some catfood.
Boo: Do you think she ever had to eat her pets?
Me: I don’t think so.
Boo: Would we ever eat Diesel?
Me: No….it wouldn’t be worth the effort.
*That’s a reference to Beasts of the Southern Wild if you haven’t seen it. Boo bawled through the whole thing…..twice. I find myself referencing Hushpuppy about 5 times a day now in conversation.
Boo: Guess what….I found an eyelash on the soap in the shower. I made a wish.
Me: How did you know whose eyelash it was? What if that was my eyelash? You might have stolen my wish.
Boo: Well I blew it down the drain…..it’s gone now.
Me: What did you wish for?
Boo: I can’t tell you…..but if you tell me what you would have wished for I’ll tell you if it might come true.
Me: A unicorn.
Boo: Not getting it.