When I picked up Henry at school Friday afternoon, he proudly showed me the space where his tooth had been. He was equally excited about the little container the office gave him to keep the tooth safe for the tooth fairy. At six and a half, I believe he is one of the last in his class to lose a first tooth. I'm just a little sad as I was there when this tooth came in and it seems like just yesterday.
We stopped at home to let the dogs out and make the final arrangements for their care while we were gone. By six o'clock we were on the road with our bags, our snacks and Henry's tooth. I had a white-knuckled drive through a bad thunderstorm but once we arrived at our hotel all was well.
At some point, I dropped off to sleep--Liam may have still been talking, I'm not sure. In the morning, Henry searched under his pillow. His tooth was gone. "Mommy, why didn't the tooth fairy leave me anything? I'm not a bad boy." UGH. Why is this stuff so hard? They make it look so easy on Pinterest. I didn't want to come right out and tell him to check the bathroom but I did say that his tooth fairy was cousins with the Elf on the Shelf.
"She's just sneaky, that's all. I know she left you something, somewhere."You would think we rented a penthouse suite for all the time it took Henry to find the fairy's note. Look in the bathroom. Look in the bathroom. Meanwhile, Liam kept whining that the sun was in his eyes and we were talking too loud for him to sleep. Really? Really?
All's well that ends well though. Henry found the note, dollar and toy. Turns out that his tooth fairy is named Ginger. She may be sneaky but she's got a heart of gold. When Henry lost his dollar later that day, she picked it up and flew it all the way back to his home.
Our weekend adventures had just begun. After breakfast, we went for a swim and then jumped in the car to head towards a nature preserve. I'm not sure if we got lost because the boys wanted to stop for lunch or if we stopped for lunch because we were lost. Either way, we tried a new place. Henry loved the huge menu and Liam loved that the servers wore roller skates.
Good thing we fueled up--there was lots of fun ahead!