As a parent, you can only juggle so many balls without dropping a few here and there. For me, one big ball I keep dropping is the Tooth Fairy. First, I told my kids there was no Tooth Fairy and that I will be putting money under their pillows. Then? When my oldest lost his first top tooth, the “Tooth Fairy” forgot to come three nights in a row. Call me the Queen of the Tooth Fairy Fails.
For three mornings, he reminded me that I had forgotten to take the tooth. (Is now a bad time to share that I also never took the second tooth, which is still somewhere in the console of my car? The Tooth Fairy forgot that too.)
“I didn’t forget,” I said on the first morning. “It was the Tooth Fairy. She must be REALLY busy working on her blog at night.”
“Mom,” Sawyer said, “YOU’RE the Tooth Fairy.”
“No I’m not,” I said, winking madly. “But I’ll tell the Tooth Fairy that you really hopes she remembers tonight.”
She did not remember. The Tooth Fairy forgot. Again.
I took to the experts, AKA Facebook, to ask how I should handle this. Everyone said to give him more money, like $5. How much money are people giving their kids?? I can’t be the ONLY Tooth Fairy who gives a quarter. Clearly, my Tooth Fairy never left the 80s.
To make up for the fact that I have utterly RUINED the whole Tooth Fairy institution, I decided to find a compelling alternative to these Tooth Fairy fails. In fact, the Tooth Fairy could NOT pick up the tooth because she was in jail.
I found some other great Tooth Fairy fails online, so I know I’m not the only bad Tooth Fairy. I MIGHT be the only Tooth Fairy with a mug shot, though. Ps- Whatever it is, I didn’t do it! Need some Tooth Fairy help? Try this Tooth Fairy kit.
Here are some other great ideas in case you have a Tooth Fairy fail or if the Tooth Fairy forgot:
Funny Tooth Fairy Fails from POPSUGAR Moms
The Tooth Fairy Forgot- Five Alternatives from Ninjamommers
Tooth Fairy Fail from Thrill of the Chases
Do YOU have any solutions to a forgetful Tooth Fairy? And ‘fess up—anyone else out there giving their kids quarters instead of dollars??
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