The Skeeterflip Report #7
There was a lot of crying at The Tooth Fairy Company this past week. But the reason is almost something to laugh at.
Allow me to explain.
In last week’s report, if you recall, I wrote about how Bumblefee built a snowman and decorated it by covering it with teeth. She had to leave those teeth outside on the snowman, because each tooth had frozen stuck.
A few days after Bumblefee built that snowman, she started to hear the sound of crying. Bumblefee is such a tenderhearted tooth fairy, so she immediately flew around to check in on each of us. She wanted to make sure we were all okay. And we were. There was no crying.
Bumblefee then went to the storage room where we keep the sad and mad teeth that the tooth fairies bring back from their tooth pick-up assignments. These teeth are sad and mad, because they were the unhealthy teeth, the ones covered in stains and full of holes. But the sad teeth were sulking. And the mad teeth were pouting. Again, there was no crying.
Bumblefee continued to track the sound of crying, all the way outside. That’s when she discovered that her snowman was crying! Well, to be precise, not the snowman, but the teeth on the snowman. All those teeth were crying. Hard.
Bumblefee was perplexed. Why were these particular teeth crying? She had used the happiest teeth from her collection.
She finally got them to tell her, in between all their sobbing and wailing, that they were scared, really scared. They had already been through so much and just couldn’t handle any more stress.
You see, most of these teeth didn’t decide on their own to fall out of their children’s mouths. Instead, they were yanked out, pulled out and pushed out. Some of them had been accidentally thrown out. A number had been washed down the sink. Two were even swallowed and came out in the toilet. And all of them were shoved under pillows where they were all alone in the dark. (Yes, even though it is dark inside of a mouth, at least in a mouth a tooth has other teeth to keep it company.)
After getting to The Tooth Fairy Company, the teeth had finally started to relax and were beginning to feel better.
But when Bumblefee took them outside, they started to freak out again. Where were they going? What was happening to them? And why was it so very cold?
It only got worse when Bumblefee left them outside, stuck to the snowman. Now they were stressed about the snow melting. Would they get washed away? Would they end up lost in the mud? They went through every scary scenario, and that’s why they were crying.
Bumblefee reassured them that they weren’t going anywhere, that they were here to stay, and that nothing scary would happen to them. Ariafee then came out and sang them a song to cheer them up. “For he’s a jolly good tooth, yes! For she’s a jolly good tooth, yes!”Before long, they were all singing along and back to their happy selves.
(Now that I think about it, we should have recorded that song to put on ToothTube. My written report just can’t do justice to the sight of a snowman covered in singing teeth.)
That's it for this week's report. I'll send over another one soon.
The Skeeterflip Report is the official record of our tooth fairies' activities, as observed and chronicled by Inspector Skeeterflip, our Loose Tooth Checker and self-appointed company reporter. Unofficially, it's a tooth fairy story. But we try not to call it that in front of him.