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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Confessions of a Mommy: That time I lied

Hello Lovelies!

Lot's of new faces over in my GFC, so please introduce yourself and your blog if you have one!

Today I'm linking up with my blog buddy Heather who writes Cookies For Breakfast. She and I swap parenting stories in our comments, tweets, and emails and today she and Memoirs of Megan are hosting their first Mommy Confessions link up and blog hop.

I've written a few other Confessions of a Mommy posts which you can check out by clicking on the label at the end of this post, but I'm very excited to link up with all the other mom's and see their stories too. (BTW, Heather and Megan have opened this up to included mommies of fur babies too, so don't feel left out if you don't have a human kiddo.)

Ok so I confess.....I'm a liar.

It's bad so very very bad. I want to be one of those parents that is always honest with their child, but this week I totally slipped up.

Boomer lost another tooth last week at school. They gave her this nifty tooth shaped container and put it on a string for her to keep. She was SO excited. She also made it a point to inform me it was my fault. See we've been having some teeth brushing issues in the Boom household, so that morning I inspected her mouth and was less than satisfied with the job she did and brushed her teeth again myself. Apparently because I was 'mean to her mouth', I made her tooth come out. Uh...ok then.

So back to the lie.

That night Boomer went to sleep with her tooth. With the move and everything else going on I was exhausted and passed out not to long after she did.

When she woke up the next morning the first words out of her mouth were 'Momma the Tooth Fairy didn't come!'


Scrambling for an answer in my half asleep state I noticed Boomer was still WEARING the tooth necklace.


'Baby the tooth fairy only comes if it's under your pillow so we'll have to try again tomorrow ok?'

'Ok mommy.'

Boomer promptly took it off and left it under her pillow.

The next night she goes to bed and once again I pass out.

'Momma. the Tooth Fairy didn't come again!'

*Shit shit shit!*

Once again scrambling for an answer I couldn't even stop the words coming out of my mouth.

'You know what baby? Mommy forgot to tell the Tooth Fairy that we moved! I will talk to her today and let her know. I'm so sorry kiddo.'

'Ok mommy, don't forget to tell her.'

When I picked Boomer up from school she asked again if I remembered. I told her yes I told the Fairy where we had moved to. Then we went home had dinner and went to bed.

Then I realized I didn't have any change or cash. YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME.

I searched the WHOLE apartment and finally came up with a lone dollar bill.

I placed it under Boomer's pillow and filched the tooth and hid it in a shoe box.
The next morning Boomer was full of all kinds of questions. How do I know the Tooth Fairy? When did I tell her about the move? What does she look like? Is she nice?

So alas the lies just kept flowing. And I feel guilty and horrible.

But Boomer's pretty happy with her dollar.


Rhonda said...

Um. I'm the worst Tooth Fairy EVER. I mean, seriously. Always forget, have to make something up, then forget AGAIN, then forget to take the tooth. sigh.

Megan B.B. said...

Hahahaha! Amazing! I don't think that tooth fairys, Santa, Easter Bunny (Etc) count as "lies" so rest easy, my friend! Let's just call it, preserving their innocence?
Plus, you wouldn't want YOUR kid being the little jerk at school telling other kids that that shit ain't real, would ya? hahaha.
Happy Tuesday, thanks for linking up!
Megan @

Unknown said...

Ok this is hilarious. Mama's gotta do it all from being Super Heros to Lias..its what we do :)

Stopping by from the link up. You have a new follower :)

Unknown said...

hahaha! This is fantastic- there not really lies, more like cover ups lol. I am doing a lot of "cover ups" for Santa lately a lot! You have inspired me to write about it too- thanks girl.

Unknown said...

hahaha! I love this...I too try to be lie free, but sometime you've gotta do what you've gotta go.

Heather @ Cookies For Breakfast said...

HAHAHAHA OMG, I'm trying to not laugh out loud and wake up Benjamin. This is too freaking hilarious!!!! You are a smooth operator, coming up with those excuses on the spot like that! I would have been sweating!

And seriously TOO freaking cute picturing Boomer all proud of her tooth necklace, and asking all the questions about the tooth fairy. Adorable. I still remember my tooth fairy growing up - her name was Sylvia and she used to leave me notes. Thanks, Mom ;-)

And thank you for the sweet intro and for linking up! You're the greatest!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

haha o man, this will TOTALLY happen to me when my kids are that age!

Cee said...

Seriously, this is such a cute story. I mean, that kind of thing happens to everyone - you're tired, you forget things, and the more important it is to remember them, the more you're likely to forget! And I have a feeling Boomer won't hold it against you for fibbing about the Tooth Fairy :) But I'm curious - what does she look like? ;)