I woke up yesterday to wails of disappointment escaping from my youngest son's room. It took me a minute to realize that I dropped the ball last night. Not a real ball, but I forgot to play the role of the "tooth fairy". I broke the parent and tooth fairy clause in the parent handbook.
He was upset that the tooth he tried so hard to wiggle loose for weeks remained in his cup- forgotten. He was worried that the tooth had a cavity or it wasn't good enough because of the hole in the bottom. It took a few minutes, but eventually I rationalized that something important probably had kept her away. Things happen...
Last night, in a last ditch effort to redeem myself, I wrote up a small apology and added 4 extra quarters to his haul. This morning he was so excited! I think he enjoyed getting the letter more than the money.
Have you ever botched a tooth fairy mission? What did you do?