Jacob lost his first tooth last week. When he first realized that his tooth was loose, he actually asked to use the multi-tool to get it out, but once he figured out that losing teeth can be momentarily painful, he gave up the multi-tool and decided to leave it to nature. Nature came two days later, while eating a crunchy oatmeal granola bar. He came running upstairs to show me that he had a gap in his mouth. When I asked him where the tooth was he became distressed. He didn't know! We looked and looked and finally concluded that he had swallowed it.
This caused a problem. You see, in our family the tooth fairy pays a huge premium for the first tooth - $10. That's a lot of money, and Jacob was very worried that he would miss out. He decided that the best way to handle the situation was to attempt to trick the tooth fairy. He drew a tooth on a piece of paper, colored it yellow, and cut it out. Then he put it in a sandwich bag and put it under his pillow.
The next morning he was thrilled to find that his ploy had worked. He was $10 richer!! Over the last several days he has told EVERYONE who would listen, whether he knew them or not, how he tricked the tooth fairy. Today he told Shelly, our friend from the supermarket, that since he had tricked the tooth fairy a new baby was going to get a paper tooth! I forgot I had read him that book. Oops.