Poor little "O" was so brave when the amazingly patient, song-singing dentist yanked out his tooth. (It was suggested by my mother-in-law not to use the word "yank" in front of Owen, and I definitely agree.) He really did a great job despite his immense anxiety, although I have to hand it to this dentist, who I might add, did all her work whilest composing a new version of "Mary had a Little Lamb" in which Mary and the lamb travel to the mall. She really is an amazing pedia-dentist (is that a term?). She had Owen wiggle his fingers to relax. It worked pretty well in combination with the trance-like verses of "The lamb he fell asleep at the mall, asleep at the mall, asleep at the mall... Mary used the loud speaker, loud speaker, loud speaker, Mary used the loud speaker to ask for help to find him..."
So after all that, how could the Tooth Fairy-- who, by the way, is named Joe and lives under the stairs and builds his house out of teeth he collects--forget? Owen came to his own conclusion, having read his "Tooth Fairy Book" the night before, that he had failed to "follow the instructions" by not leaving a note for him. I tried to explain to him that perhaps since he wakes up at about 6:00 - 6:30 am that Joe came and had to leave because he woke up too early. Mike suggested maybe Joe was on vacation. Owen thankfully is convinced that because he didn't leave a note and perhaps because he or Eyan had stayed up too late, that Joe didn't come. Mike reassured him that the Tooth Fairy would definitely come tonight. I'm counting on it too!
Would love to hear any explanations you may have as to why the Tooth Fairy didn't come! Maybe this has never happened in your house, but be ready:-)