Most parents are eager to bend over backwards to infuse their kids' childhoods with magic, but we're all human, and on occasion, a whimsical plan can fall apart. For instance, when you're overworked, tired, and stressed out—not to mention adapting to a society that's increasingly cashless— it's easy to forget to play Tooth Fairy. If this
If this has happened to you, know that you're not alone. In honor of National Tooth Fairy Day, here's a roundup of parents sharing how they handled their Tooth Fairy fails on Twitter.
1. Blame a holiday
I forgot to put tooth fairy money under my daughters pillow - told her that the tooth fairy doesn't work on public holidays! #quickthinking— Nadene (@TiredEyesMom) August 16, 2019
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2. When in doubt, beg for forgiveness
Perpetuating lies and dishonesty in the family household. (Except for love and adore) it’s a slippery slope. Thanks for all the advice. pic.twitter.com/rRpGH6ab4Q— Idina Menzel (@idinamenzel) January 16, 2019
3. Point to a different "drop-off spot"
5-year-old: The tooth fairy forgot to leave me money.— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) July 31, 2019
Me: She didn't forget. She just left it somewhere else.
Me: The coin jar downstairs.
4. Call her stupid
My oldest one school morning as I struggled to fix breakfast and pack lunches: ‘mom, toothfairy forgot again.’— DumbHousewife (@DumbOlHousewife) August 16, 2019
Me: ‘Ugh! Stupid tooth fairy!’
He stared at me then smiled, ‘you’re not stupid, mom.’
5. Call customer service
The tooth fairy forgot to leave money for our 7yo last night. It's not the first time this happens, so I called customer service and it turns out we had some guy named Larry assigned to us. Tooth Larry get your shit together!— Marcy G 🍕 (@BunAndLeggings) July 21, 2019
6. Get sneaky
Sooo I forgot about my daughter's tooth for the tooth fairy three nights in a row and snuck a $5 under her pillow while she was in the shower 🤦 #momfail— Britt K (@Bdk821) August 22, 2019
7. Say she's no Santa Claus
When my kids were little, if I forgot about tooth fairy, next night I’d write a tiny little note in tiny tiny tiny little handwriting to apologise and explain that sometimes tooth fairy can’t get to every house. “I’m not magic like Santa Claus”.— 𝘼 𝙉 𝘿 𝙍 𝙀 𝙒 🎶 (@Axiomega) August 22, 2019
8. Raise the stakes
The “tooth fairy” got up to $5 at our house. On a couple of occasions the “tooth fairy” forgot to stop in on the first night, so “she” felt guilty and left $10 or $20. #iamup— Tony (@TFlo3422) August 22, 2019
9. Blame a lack of change
Completely forgot that the #ToothFairy 🧚🏾♂️ was supposed to visit Little Man last night. Nearly 9 & only lost 3 #teeth. Had to explain that they woke me in the night and explained they were short of change & will be back this evening 😣 Bad parents. Reason accepted ✔️ #parentfail— Cake Pixie 🍰 (@cakepixie888) April 18, 2019
10. Blame her busy social calendar
one time my mum told my little sister that the tooth fairy was at a bar mitzvah because she forgot to give her money— max (@saixcx) August 15, 2019
11. Blame her schedule
I convinced my kid the tooth fairy didn't come because she works every other night— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) May 26, 2017
Not sure if this is my best or worst moment of parenting
12. Share the "Fairy Union bylaws"
I forgot to be the Tooth Fairy last night so now I’m trying to explain made-up-on-the-spot Fairy Union bylaws to an 8yo.— Kyle Starks @ DragonCon 132 (@TheKyleStarks) February 13, 2019
13. Blame your kid's messy room
I forgot to put the tooth fairy money under my kid’s pillow. When she came crying to me in the morning, I told her the tooth fairy was so shocked at her messy room that she left.— Jill (@11MyJam) July 22, 2018
14. Say the weather held her up
Had to lie to my son’s face this AM & tell him the tooth fairy don’t work in the rain. Forgot to put money under the pillow again :(— Ja’Knowlege Rogers (@Leathillmatic) October 9, 2017
15. Blame some kind of bureaucratic red tape
Oops. In all the World Cup excitement, the tooth fairy forgot to leave a coin for my daughter's tooth last night. I blamed passport delays.— Julia Hartley-Brewer (@JuliaHB1) June 15, 2014