Wednesday, April 19, 2006

fool me once, shame on you

he tried it again tonight! i came home from work to find out that blake had lost another tooth. he got all smiley faced and goofy, just like he did before when he asked me about the easter bunny and he asked, "you're the tooth fairy, aren't you?" i couldn't stop smiling and laughing through my "no! as if!" and he was telling me he knew i was lying, and it was okay this time.. this time i could tell him the truth. NO WAY BUDDY! you said that last time. and last time you flipped the fuck out when i said i was the freaking easter bunny. yeah, you got over it, but i think you scarred me for life. no. i told y'all that i'd tell him the tooth fairy and santa are real until i die and that's exactly what i'm gonna do.
blake - "people can't fly."
me- "no, but fairies can."
that stupid fairy is real. real i tell you. we don't question magic, we just don't. i finally told him that whatever he chooses to believe, is what he chooses to believe, but i am not answering his question. he hounded me for about 20 more minutes after that. the kid is relentless. but i could see it in his eyes- even though he was laughing and smiling, the second i said "yes" that stupid fairy is me, he would have lost it again. and nope. i'm just not doing it. the bitch is real. so is the fat man. until i die. or until he reads this blog.

12 comments:

Kristin said...

My standard answer is: I believe in everything... prove to me it doesn't exist and I will accept the facts... until then, bring on your fairies and ghosts and elves and gnomes... I love 'em all!

Many people worry about me.

jennster said...

i really did tell him that we all choose to believe in different things, and he needed to choose what he was going to believe in, but i wouldn't tell him if he was right or wrong. i can't disappoint him again- so i'd rather lie. mom of the year, i tell you.

spidey said...

Oh man, I bet you can't wait until Christmas! LOL

Mike said...

Well my wife has a tattoo of a faerie on her back, so tell him that she's the tooth fairy!

Becky said...

i really dont know what i'm gonna do when hannah asks me these things. perhaps i'll lie til i die too! geeze.

Stephanie A. said...

You need to find out which little crackhead at school keeps bringing this crap up. It could be some kid whose a-hole parents were all, "Oh, honey, we don't believe in make believe things. There's no santa, tooth ferry, etc." is talking about all of this with other kids.

jen said...

This sounds stupid....but i contemplated telling the truth for a long time. I don't want Hunter to think I lied to him. Already some kid at school told him the tooth fairy isn't real. I insist she is. Luckily he still believes in the bunny and santa

Lisa said...

Heeeheee. You could always say, 'I plead the 5th."

That's my plan.

Melissa said...

I am not willing to not believe in the Easter Bunny or Santa even now. And I will never tell my kids otherwise.

tracey said...

My daugher is eight and has asked a million times about that stuff. My answer has always been, "It doesn't matter what anyone else says or thinks, I like to believe in magic. Don't you want to too?"
She gets it. SOOO sorry you had a such a dramatic motherhood moment. I hate those!

penguininthesun said...

good for you for staying strong, Jennster! Your son really is a wise one :)

Virginia Belle said...

i think my parents were more upset than i was when i announced i no longer believed in all that stuff. the day that i realized that the easter bunny, santa and my dad all had the SAME handwriting was the day the belief died. oh well. *shrugs*

side note: i was OBSESSED with fairies when i was a kid. they were right up there with ponies in my book.