Ezra lost a tooth over the weekend, obviously an exciting moment for him...but now that all three of them are in their peak tooth-losing years, it's become less of milestone for us and more of a endless mouth-based cash-sucking scam.
(I swear there was one week last month where Noah lost a molar at the dinner table almost every night. Which 1) wow, there's nothing quite like the sight of children passing around a bloody tooth stump to really help the appetite, and 2) HOW R U EVEN CHEWING, BRO.)
Long story short, Jason and I both completely forgot about the lost tooth and whiffed on the tooth fairy duties. I remembered approximately 0.32224 seconds after waking up and jumped out of bed, hoping to catch him sleeping in, but alas, they were already downstairs and poor Ezra was super, mega disappointed.
I went down and blathered some lame excuse about how he probably just lost the tooth too late to get added to her list for that night, blah blah she'll surely come tonight.
As soon as I walked out of the kitchen I heard Noah drop the truth bomb:
NOAH: You know the tooth fairy isn't real, Ezra. It's just Mom and Dad leaving you money.
EZRA & IKE: AAODFSJODJLESOFHJASEFJLGDSFMMOMMMMMMMMMM!!!!
I pulled Noah out of the room and hissed at him, like DUDE, we had an arrangement about all this stuff! Why in the world would you say that to them?
NOAH: Because Ezra was so sad that the tooth fairy let him down! I thought it would make him feel better to know it was just you and Dad! You know, like usual!
Wowwwwww. We are crushing this.
In other dubious parenting moments, Ezra and Ike later decided to make signs for the next protest we attend:
Ezra went with a simple, classic "No Ban! No Wall!" statement, while Ike's required a little explanation.
IKE: It's Captain America defeating Donald Trump on a sunny day.
I'm not proud of this, per se. I'm certainly not encouraging this sort of thinking, and we've been trying to focus on the bad ideas vs. bad guys (although...yeah), and obviously it's a lot to be putting on a five year old in the first place...
Defeating Donald Trump.
On a sunny day.
Yep. Totally crushing this.