Friday, December 4, 2009

Best. Daddy. Ever. CaUtIOn: Ick Factor!

Let's recap. On Wednesday, Kayci lost her first tooth. Then, later that evening, she LOST said first tooth. Remember this? What I didn't explain very well is that Kayci got curious, and pried the tape off of the tooth holder...when she did that, it popped open and the tooth flew straight up in the air...then was gone. She was in the game room at CiCi's at the time, and came flying out crying like it was the end of the world. I was more patient than I felt, because I know that Kayci is exactly like me and there was nothing I could do that would make her feel worse than she already did. I got on the floor--you can imagine CiCi's game room floor, right?--and looked. Then moved the machine she was standing by at the time and looked. Then borrowed a broom and tried to sweep out from under the machines. We found a white piece of plastic that Kayci wanted to take home, and I said, sure that could TOTALLY be a piece of your tooth. (Ahem.) So that's what was in the tooth fairy's pouch, the little piece of plastic tooth.

So, yesterday at 2:30 I was sitting at the table working. The back door opened, and in came James. 2:30 isn't his lunch time or any kind of break time, so I was curious. As it turns out, he'd been sitting at work, stewing over the fact that her FIRST lost tooth was gone. (He wasn't at CiCi's with us the night before since it's float week around here.) So he went over to CiCi's and talked to the manager and looked around.

James walks in, and tells me he has a happy for me. I'm a little weirded out that he's home at such a random time, and wondering why on earth he thinks I need a present when I'm in the home stretch of my work day. He digs in his pocket and pulls out...a tooth. Only, it's so, so obviously NOT Kayci's tooth.

I just had to laugh--it was absolutely crazy, that he'd done what he did AND that he FOUND a tooth. AND that there's more than one tooth--the ick factor!--floating around CiCi's. Hee hee. When Kayci got home, I showed her the tooth, just in case. She looked at it in horror and said, "it's HUGE. Mommy, mine was a BABY tooth. Eww!"

And so the best daddy story ever is born. And the lost tooth? Still hanging out with all the other lost teeth, young and old, at CiCi's.


Elaine McCoughan said...

This is the funniest thing I have ever heard!!!!!! And this is only something that could happen to the Pharaon family. Thanks for a great story and a good laugh.

Anonymous said...

I am cracking up at this story. God love him, but ewwwwww.....