I have woven a web of deception that I fear may be unraveling…
It began as an innocent “white” lie which led to an elaborate cover up. But what was I to do? When Luke came out of his room this morning and said, “Mom, the tooth fairy never came last night,” I was forced to come up with a lie on the spot. Having never been a talented liar, I suggested that she had the night off but assured him that I would email her and get to the bottom of it. This seemed to satisfy him and he went about his morning and left for kindergarten a little while later.
Once he was gone, I had to create an email account for the Tooth Fairy. Considering that my older kids had to set up my email and Facebook for me, this proved to be a ridiculously monumental task. Once this was accomplished, I emailed the Tooth Fairy and then replied to my own email as if I were the Tooth Fairy.
My response, as the Tooth Fairy, was fairly matter of fact. I simply explained that I (the Tooth Fairy) had sprained my ankle while practicing the 50-yard dash and that I needed to go to Urgent Care. Satisfied that this would maintain the hoax that some creepy fairy steals children’s teeth and deposits money under their pillows as they sleep and that said fairy totally blew it by not showing up last night, I gave Luke the good news along with the assurance that the Tooth Fairy had fully recovered (by sprinkling fairy dust on her ankle, of course) and would definitely fulfill her responsibilities tonight.
Luke, however, is so far beyond me on the I.Q. scale that I think he made my deceit come to a screeching halt. He looked at me with his beautiful brown eyes and spoke such words of wisdom from his mouth with gaping holes from 2 lost teeth, “But mom, the Tooth Fairy flies. She doesn’t need her ankles. She has wings.”