Yesterday I did something I didn't actually expect myself to do... it just sort of happened before I even thought about it. Yesterday, I broke away from tradition; I skipped the rituals; I cut out the middle man...
What do I mean? Well, yesterday Sebastian lost another tooth. He had lost it at school some time during the day. He was careful to keep it in a little envelope to bring it safely home, because we all know that a lost tooth is good for a dollar in the piggy bank! When we got home, he announced to me that he had lost his tooth, and he pulled it out of storage to show me.
"That's great!" I said to him, knowing that he was excited about it (he had been predicting the loss of this tooth for a few weeks now, so all of his waiting had finally been rewarded). Then... this is the part that I wasn't expecting... the part that I didn't think about before I said it... it just sort of came out... "I'll give you a dollar right now if you'll just throw it away."
He looked at me, a bit surprised at first, but then said, "Okay!" Apparently he wasn't too concerned with HOW he got his $1, just that he got it! LOL! So I took the tooth, tossed it in the garbage, and handed him a dollar worth of dimes (which, of course, he split up into saving, giving and spending).
There now. That was the EASIEST way to get rid of a tooth I've ever encountered. I'll have to keep that in mind, seeing as I have 3 mouths full of future lost teeth. I may not forgo the Tooth Fairy all together, but maybe I'll at least give them the option - the quick way or the Tooth Fairy way... maybe I'll get lucky! :)