I don’t know how I forgot about the tooth fairy, certainly not after Mitch has been telling me his other front tooth is loose for, I don’t know…weeks! This ranks right up there with the time I forgot my oldest at summer camp. Well, maybe not that bad.
At least my kids will have something to talk to their therapists about one day.
So here’s the story: Mitch lost his tooth Friday morning–he told me about it over breakfast. Mitch also has a tooth fairy pillow in his room, so he just tucked the tooth right in. I didn’t see it, so I don’t think it fully registered in my mind.
Despite writing a post about tooth fairy rates not 30 days ago, I forgot my role as tooth fairy. Huge mom fail!
Then Mitch didn’t tell me about it until Sunday evening–two days later. Maybe he forgot too? Or worse, he’s been checking his pillow all weekend, and has been finding nothing but that icky old tooth. Ouch.
I thought quickly and told him we would write a note to the tooth fairy before bed, which would get her attention. Here’s the note. (He asked me to draw a tooth for him.)
I also decided the tooth fairy should be sorry for missing him, so she’s writing a note back. I did an online search for tooth fairy notes for some ideas, and wow, do people get into their tooth fairy roles! Since I don’t have time to order a personalized note from Esty or stick glitter to it with glue, I’m keeping it simple. I’m pulling a tooth fairy graphic from Word and leaving a quick apology. “Sorry about the mix up! Thanks for the lovey tooth.” I’ll print the note in 8 point type and cut it like a Barbie sized letter.
I’m also tempted to leave more than the usual handful of coins, but I don’t want Mitch to get any ideas and start hiding his teeth. This is only the kid’s 3rd tooth, we’ve got a few more visits from T. Fairy ahead of us.
Here’s links to some of the cuter free printables I found while searching for tooth fairy notes. Maybe one will find it’s way under your kid’s pillow!
- The Doodle Girl had a cute pdf to printout, plus stories about how her child’s tooth fairy went to the wrong house and was chased by a dog.
- Rooftop Post has some wordy notes you can print out from the tooth fairy if you’re not sure what to say.
- For business like fairies, here’s a tooth invoice you can personalize.
- Tooth Fairy letterhead from the Craft Nest
- Forgetful tooth fairy note from Over the Big Moon
My internet search also told me that I am not the first mom to forget a tooth! So, maybe Mitch won’t be completely scared by this weekend’s mom fail. I hope.