YIKES — my toothless child had been slighted by the tooth fairy — and YIKES — there was no coffee in sight!
enter Our Easter Bunny waits until the very last minute to fill our baskets, often relegating my children to stale marshmallow peeps and dented Cadbury Eggs.
As I tried to soothe the frayed and tattered nerves of my toothless eight-year-old, two more figures emerged from the shadows (and neither was holding my coffee mug!).
“Did you hear, he got nothing from the tooth fairy!” said my delighted daughters.
“Yes, I did hear,” I muttered. “Why don’t we take this little party into the kitchen so I can please have some coffee!”
Finally, in the kitchen, coffee was made and my cup had been poured. Now, all I had to do was drink up and this nightmare would soon go away.
I took a large sip.
“Don’t worry about it. I remember when the tooth fairy didn’t bring me anything either,” relayed my oldest “and the next night she left me ten dollars under my pillow.”
Aahhhh…and there it was!
“Ten dollars! Really, mama — will she leave me ten dollars?” And all of a sudden, that frown turned in to a large toothless grin!!
Seems like the short list…has its perks. And coffee…makes everything better.