As I was scolding him I could tell he wasn't listening to me his thoughts were someplace else, and that is when he shyly stuck his little hand in the sink and was trying to grab something. Again, crabby mom says "Why aren't you listening to me? What are you doing? Get your hand out of that sink it is nasty, your toothpaste spit is in there. What do you have in your hand?!" He just looked at me with his big blue eyes and I could tell he was thinking "Wow, mom has lost it" and then he sheepishly said "My tooth. You brushed it out." That is when I lost it and started laughing hysterically. Then he started laughing hysterically. Boy 2 & Girl came in and ask what was so funny. Boy 3 said through rolling laughter "Mom brushed my teeth so hard she knocked one of my teeth out!" The laughter was uncontrollable in our house after that. And we finished the teeth brushing lecture on a happy note.
Now if that wasn't enough, when we walked down stairs we put Boy 3's tooth in a ziplock baggie (as we always do). I told him to leave his tooth on the counter and I would put it under his pillow for him when I came home. He did and we walked out the door to school. Later that day I realized I couldn't find the ziplock bag. Oh great I though...I must have thrown it away. When Boy 3 got home from school I told him what I had done and told him we could write a note to the Tooth Fairy. He was OK with that. Whee...I'm off the hook. Right? Not so fast.
Today after school Girl comes over and says to me. "Mom guess what I found when I was eating my carrots at lunch today?" And then she hands me this:
That is when she said: "Look closely Mom, it is Boy 3's tooth! You didn't throw it away; you put it back in the Ziplock box! Mom, I will NEVER be able to eat carrots at school again! I almost threw up today!!"
OH MY GOSH...I don't think I have ever laughed so hard in my life.
Girl said all the 5th grade girls at her table gagged and laughed with her and they all agreed - NO MORE CARROTS for the rest of the school year.