Tooth Fairy Woes

lost tooth

My oldest child lost his first tooth recently.  He was SO excited!  So very very excited.  There was just one little problem, Daddy was at work the night it came out…and he wanted to show Dad the tooth.  So he wrote the Tooth Fairy a “friendly letter.”  (Something they’ve practiced at school.)  He proceeded to ask her if the teeth were used to build a castle and if she could please pick up the tooth tomorrow night so that my dad can see my tooth.

The tooth fairy painstakingly wrote back – in all uppercase stencil lettering, I might add, that “Your Dad would like that a lot.  I’ll be back tomorrow night to collect the tooth.”  And she signed the letter T.F. which I think is pretty lame…I mean, did her hand hurt so badly she couldn’t write out her own name?  And get this, she didn’t even answer the castle question.  Totally avoided it!  Whatever, T.F.  Whatever….

SO the next day, Daddy gets to see the tooth and how awesome it is.  The day proceeds with a lot of fun and a lot of playing…..and ends with the lost tooth being lost-lost.  (Not to be confused with out-of-the-mouth-lost.)

Now we have a panicked 7-year-old on our hands.  He is trying desperately to find the tooth and freaking out the T.F. will be mad.  So we look and look and look for the tooth.  It is gone.  I suggest we write another letter explaining that the tooth is missing.

Now dear little T.F. was left with a choice….leave the little token regardless….or teach the dear 7-year-old a bit about responsibility.  This particular tooth fairy has a big heart – and she left a silver dollar and a note asking that when and if the tooth be found, it be left for her to collect.  It still hasn’t been found.  But the good news is try two is sure to follow any day now.

And I suppose this just goes to show that Mom needs to sew a tiny pillow with a safe pocket for tooth keeping.

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13 Responses to “Tooth Fairy Woes”


  1. 1 SarahB January 19, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Aww, what a nice tooth fairy! I hope the missing tooth is found. Tell your other kids to be on the lookout for it – they might now right where it is. 🙂

  2. 2 Corey~livingandloving January 19, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    I have been sooooo wanting to make a tooth pillow for this very purpose, and your post just might spur me to finally do it. I want to be ready when our time comes. 🙂

  3. 3 Jan January 19, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    The tooth fairy is cool. Have you seen this video, my grandson and I watch it every once in a while, and laugh and laugh. – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m72GNRrvc88

  4. 4 jo January 19, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    I am not sure what we will do when the teeth start falling out, I grew up with the tooth fairy BUT we live in Japan and here you throw the tooth over the house if it a bottom tooth and ‘under’ it if it is a top tooth so that they grow in straight. Hope your tooth turns up :o)

  5. 5 Pamela January 19, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Haha – At our house the toothfairy always signed her notes T.F. also. Her notes were always apologies for not getting to the house on the right night (5 daughters, good old T.F. was tired and not up to sneaking around in the middle of the night all the time!) She wrote in beautiful curlie cue writing, which was very difficult to do, but those girls were smart ones! Good memories, yes there was tooth drama, too – once a tooth went down the drain when it was being washed off! Tears ensued, but a note left explaining the problem ensured the token two quarters was left.

  6. 6 Tootsie Marie January 19, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    One night a few years ago… the tooth was tucked safely into its paper envelope under the pillow (this mom has yet to make that little pillow) & when the tooth fairy showed up, with a dollar & a new pack of stickers she was shocked to discover that envelope had fallen under the bed. It was quite a sight, the T.F. in her jammies on the floor, stretched out, trying to climb under the bed without being heard… & feeling desperately for that stupid envelope!!! It took like 5 panicked minutes, but the tooth was recovered (for the castle)& now we leave the teeth by the door! 🙂

  7. 7 DJAB January 19, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Great post! What a funny story and you handled it beautifully 🙂

  8. 8 Melanie January 20, 2010 at 8:43 am

    I do realize that the picture of Kyle is likely to cause him some greif when he gets older. Maybe I can get a more normal looking one and swap it….

  9. 10 Michaela Krull January 26, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    That is funny! My son just lost his first tooth at school (pre-kindergarten mind you) and the teacher’s assistant told him to PUT IT IN HIS POCKET… so needless to say, his tooth was lost-lost too. I think I was more upset than he was though 🙂

  10. 11 Genevieve January 26, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    What a fun looking boy… 🙂

    Genevieve

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