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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Tina Fartingle - Tooth Fairy Extraordinaire #AtoZ

Our family tends to go by the old adage, "Once you know the secret, you become a part of the game." This is how it went once my oldest kids discovered the tooth fairy myth with baby sister who would often leave notes under the pillow for the money delivering tooth fairy. This wouldn't have been so bad had they not decided to answer the notes and name the tooth fairy.

Artwork by Erica L. Lansky
Being the kids that they once were, these two clowns named her Tina Fartingle. Miss Fartingle made many visits to Erica and left notes, money, and even toys under her pillow. Come fourth grade, Erica was starting to doubt the existence of the tooth fairy but had her beliefs renewed when a friend in her class had the same tooth fairy with the same obscene name.

It all happened when another mother of a child in the class, happened to call me wanting to know the tooth fairy's name. To make matters worse, I taught her gifted child in my special class. I hemmed and hawed and finally blurted out, "Fartingle! But I didn't come up with that."

Needless to say, Emily's tooth fairy was also named Tina Fartingle which made the girls sure that she must exist. Smart little Erica continued the charade for many years after that. Why not? Even if you were fixing to shave, would you admit non-belief in something that brings money under the pillow?

16 comments:

Rhonda@laugh-quotes said...

Fartingle - that is so funny. Thanks Joyce for a wonderful laugh. Your kids are hilarious. Erica's art work is awesome.

Joyce Lansky said...

Thanks, Rhonda. Erica's been toying with some sort of art degree or major. No telling!

Jaydee Morgan said...

Cute story - gotta love it. I'm for anything that keeps kids believing and their imaginations strong

jessica @peekababy said...

Fartingle--ha! My 5 year old would LOVE that! Stopping by from Time Travel Tuesday :)

Erika Price said...

Wish my tooth fairy had had such a fun name as Tina Fartingle!!!!! Must remember this when my step-granddaughters lose their baby teeth!!! Erika here, dropping in from Time Travel Tuesday :)

Claudia Moser said...

Very nice!

Reiza said...

Smart Erica! I would do the same if I were in her place. I always love the humor in your posts. :)

Word Nerd said...

I 'believed' in Santa Claus for a ridiculous amount of time. I knew the gravy train would end with disbelief, so believe I did.

Sharon Greenthal said...

Wait...you mean the tooth fairy ISN'T real???? :)

Jo said...

Fartingle...I never knew her name. I did know she was a girl. The dress gave it away.

Suzy said...

oh lol. I enjoyed that. thanks for sharing.

November Rain - k~ said...

LOL, that was fun!

Sandra Tyler said...

Oh what a great name for a character in a story! And thrilled that your daughter could believe all the way up until 4th grade. my second grader already has doubts about the tooth fairy, santa etc which saddens me...

Anna said...

I love it! Great name too. Love to keep that magic alive as long as possible!

HebaDG said...

So cute! i think you just created a monster! My daughter has not lost any teeth yet, but our tooth fairy will surely be named Fartingle. If anyone asks, I will point straight to you ;)

myhouseandme.com said...

Thank you for visiting my ToothFairyFail and for sharing this link!! This was too cute and I love the idea of once you know you're in the game! I will have to remember this since my oldest is about at the point of figuring things out! Thanks for the great post!