I know what you're thinking. You're thinking by that title that maybe the tooth fairy forgot to show up??? Well, that has happened, but that's not what the title means.
Here's the convo:
SON: Mommy, my tooth fell out!
ME: Awesome, now go put it in your tooth fairy pillow. (Yes, they have an actual tooth fairy pillow that hangs on their closet doorknob)
He runs upstairs, then comes down ten minutes later with a really upset look on his face.
ME: What's the matter?
SON: The tooth fairy won't show up, I just know it.
ME: Honey, I promise she won't forget this time. You just have to put your tooth in the pillow. She only comes if it's in the pillow (or she remembers!!!)
SON: Nope, she's not going to come.
SON: Because I have a broken tooth.
He holds out his hand and the tooth is broken, all right. In half!! Split right down the middle.
ME: Trust me, honey, the tooth fairy doesn't care.
SON: (Grunt) Would you want a broken tooth?
ME: You've got a point, so what are you going to do.
His face brightens!
SON: I've got an idea. (He runs off to the office)
ME: Hey, wait, what are you going to do?
SON: You'll see.
He took, like, f-o-r-e-v-e-r!!!!!! I was dying of curiosity at this point. I mean, how do you fix a broken tooth? He finally comes back into the room, beaming!
SON: I did it, see. Good as new.
ME: I don't see anything. How did you get it back together? Glue?
SON: Nope. Clear scotch tape. (Then he ran back upstairs and put the tooth in the pillow. And, yes, the tooth fairy remembered to show up;))
You had to see this tooth to appreciate it. You couldn't even see the tape because he smoothed it over the entire tooth and into all the little nooks and crannies. Grin! He MUST take after me ;-)