My BFF T. texted me last week that her daughter was devastated to wake up and find that the Tooth Fairy had not come during the night to collect her tooth.
Or leave cash.
I immediately texted back that I’d already been there, done that.
My solution for my Tooth Fairy fail was to have my son (then 6) discover a note after school that had been left in the guest room by the Tooth Fairy, saying that she couldn’t figure out which bedroom was his and that she’d try again the next night.
And of course, that night I set my alarm for 2 AM and blearily exchanged the tooth for 10 quarters, which is the going rate at Fancy Pants Ranch.
Paranoia for a second failure usually now keeps me remembering to set that alarm when a tooth comes out.
I also keep a steady supply of quarters on hand so that I’m not scrounging between the sofa cushions.
For more organized parents, there are a lot of cute printable tooth receipts available online.
If shelling out cash isn’t your thing, here are 10 other Tooth Fairy gift ideas.
If all else fails, try this excuse:
This made me laugh out loud!