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Monday, June 04, 2007

2 A*hole parents...



This is Aaron at his recent tball trophy party... he is making a weird face, but at least we went!

do you guys remember that SNL sketch about 2 a*hole parents? their kids came in Christmas morning saying - it's chritsmas! and the parents were like .... uh, ok, um, check in my closet- and the kids pulled out a designer dress and the mom said "i bought that for YOU..." etc... you can imagine right?
ok, well, that is officially me. i didnt think i was that bad of a mom, but i am! SERIOUSLY!
i need some reassurance. could someone (even after reading the following story) please make me feel better?

Aaron lost a tooth. Saturday afternoon, joe took them to the movies, and it fell out there. He kept it safe, then he gave it to me. i put it in my pocket. Aaron was pretty jazzed. We then, went to his cousin's house and spent the rest of the day/evening there. We got home way past bedtime, so we did the hurry up get in bed routine (no story) and shoved them off to sleep.
Sunday morning, aaron was so sad! he said - "mom, the toothfairy didnt come!" AGGHHHH!!! i totally forgot! so, i made up a story - i LIED! i said the toothfairy looked under his pillow and couldnt find the tooth and so she would have to come back tonight and the tooth really needed to be under the pillow (the toothfairy didnt know to look in mom's pocket)
So, before church, we found a tiny little box, and made a pillow for the tooth and placed it inside. We made sure it was under his pillow.
WELL.... sunday is crazy. especially that sunday. we were 'fixin' to leave to hawaii for the rest of the month. so, all day i was doing laundry, packing, cleaning... we still went to church, i still had to do choir, and we had friends over that evening for dessert. the kids stayed up SOOO late with their friends, and even still, i made sure i was a good mom and (cause they missed their story the night before) made sure i read to them and gave them extra cuddles...
monday morning came. aaron came down SOOOO sad. "mom, the toothfairy didnt come!" oh my gosh! how did i forget AGAIN??????? what kind of mom does that? i said... "oh yes it did! i dont believe you! why dont you tell dad what happened" so, as aaron proceeded to tell his daddy how sad he was (and joe was trying his best to make up a story that the toothfairy DID come, and he just didnt notice) i ran upstairs, grabbed the box, threw a dollar in, grabbed the tooth, wrote a real fast note (the toothfairy leaves cool cards for the kids) threw it in the box, and brought it down to aaron.
"SEE aaron! the toothfairy DID come, you were mistaken!"
aaron looked at me and said "you just did that!" i had to try so hard to get him to believe I wasnt the one who did the old switcharoo... i think he is skeptical, but at least he got a dollar?

anyways, i am feeling so bad about myself. even though i should be loading the car and heading out for my trip, if you love me, will you call me today and tell me that i am not the worlds crappiest mom? or at least laugh at me, but tell me it will be ok?

10 comments:

Amy said...

You are not the world's crappiest mom! He is a boy and they are always skeptical...right:)

I didn't know you were leaving for Hawaii...have a great time. You will come back so friggin tan. When you get back let's get together. This is my last week watching kids and I am so happy. I will have some time again.
ps such a good example of going to church no matter what;)

Amy said...

Oh what I meant to say is that you are the bestest mom ever....

Meredith said...

ha! that is funny! And I dont think you are a crappy mom :)

Hawaii for a month? Are you parents still there? Ok, I hate you..now you are a crappy mom (for not taking me)

have fun!

Audra said...

I think the toothfairy forgets a lot. She has forgot in our home, in my sister's home, and in my friend's home. No need to worry!

The Farnsworth Family said...

Emily one thing you are not is a crappy mom! You are such a great mom and your kids love you! We all forget things...think about it, didn't Lydia have the wrong birthday celebrated for years? Parents mess up, we say stupid stuff, and kids survive (some with a little more therapy than others). If he stops believing in the tooth fairy it will be okay. There are still a lot of other things to believe in :) Take a breathe, and repeat after me "I'm good enough, I'm great enough and doggonit people like me" *

*Another SNL skit :)

the rogers said...

That is pretty funny! What would life be if everything was always perfect? mistakes make for good stories later on....so he may not appreciate it now, he will later when you have this funny story to tell about him. Have fun in Hawaii by the way. We need to catch up, so when you get back, my email adress is stacierogers@hotmail.com. talk to you soon.

Stephanie Allen said...

haha emily, you really are the worlds worst mom. but i will be willing to help you be better when you get here.

Katie said...

That is too funny! My husband and I are totally laughing cuz we did that to Taylor like 3 nights in a row! And that happened more than once! We just kept saying you need to be patient cuz there are a lot of kids losing teeth all the time and she gets really busy and can't always get to all the kids on the first (or 2nd) night. She accepted our answer, but then told us the tooth fairy is a boy. On The Santa Clause movie the tooth fairy is a man.

The Driggs said...

Emily, that is hilarious - and you are not the only mother who that has happened too! One time, I forgot for Caitlynn, and when she woke up and saw the dollar wasn't there, I said, "That's because the tooth fairy saw you were sleeping so peacefully and she didn't want to disturb you. She said you can keep your tooth as a souvenir, and then she gave me the dollar to give to you!" I felt so guilty for a few days for lying to her, but then I got over it. Mother's have to do crazy things sometimes to keep the "magic" alive! Have fun in Hawaii - I'm jealous!!!

Summer

tara said...

you are a good mom, Em. I think we all need this reassurance from time to time (esp. when our biggest critic is our other half (: go read my blog.

I have no tooth fairy experience but I'm sure I'll forget more than once since most of this stuff falls to me anyhow!

have fun in Hawaii!