National Tooth Fairy Day (Feb 28): The Tooth Hurts

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Most of us remember losing a tooth in elementary school and being really hyped that we were going to make bank. I’m talking about the tooth fairy of course. The entity that parents told children about who takes your tooth in the middle of the night while you are asleep and leaves cash or other small trinkets (which was both creepy and enchanting all at the same time).

Recently, my six-year-old little sister lost two of her teeth at the same time. Well, one was really wiggly and the other was just starting to give so my mother just yanked that one out for my sister anyway (ouch!). My little sister was betrayed, but she was still super excited to put her teeth under her pillow.

The TOOTH HURTS

She decided to put one tooth under her pillow at a time for two nights instead of putting both teeth under her pillow at once. Her logic: “But what if the tooth fairy comes and two teeth are too heavy?” Can’t fight that logic. So she put her first tooth under her pillow and I think that she was so excited she passed out from enthusiasm and she was knocked out cold.

In the morning she woke up and shouted, “The tooth fairy came!” She pulled out a dollar from under her pillow and suddenly her excitement level dropped from a 10 to a solid 8. She said, “Aww, I only got a dollar.” And she made a pouty face. My parents jokingly told her that maybe she must have been hit by the recession. Obviously, that word was a little too advanced for my sister to grasp.

The next night the “tooth fairy” must have felt bad and so my little sister woke up and found a ten dollar bill in her pillowcase. She was like, “Wow, I’m so rich now!” Then she turned and asked my parents, “But wait, this time the tooth fairy put the money IN my pillow, what the–? Doesn’t it go under?” Obviously, we explained she had to make such a large sum of money safe and secure. My little sister closed her eyes, crossed her arms, and nodded approvingly, “True. True.”

Main Points

  • It doesn’t matter how old you are if the tooth fairy paid a visit, don’t burst a kid’s bubble.
  • That period of childhood wonder is so brief and children and adults alike should make it last while they can.
  1. Evaluate earnings
  2. Complain
  3. ???
  4. Profit (sometimes if you pout, it helps if you are a cute little munchkin)
  • My little sister is a champ, two teeth out and still standing.
  • She’s also super rich, maybe if I’m nice she could give me a loan some time
  • The tooth fairy’s not a lie, it’s an exaggerated tooth (I mean truth)
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sjd68
sjd68
1 year ago

We were away once when my oldest daughter who must have been 2 or 3 at the time lost a tooth. My sister in law asked how much the tooth fairy usually leaves her and she said $10! (I can tell you that this tooth fairy does not leave $10) she totally scammed her! It broke my heart when my girls stoped believing in all of that but it’s a rite of passage.

Johnny Quid
Johnny Quid
1 year ago

Hahahaha I never got that much money from the tooth fairy. It was always like $2 in quarters. I can’t even remember when I stopped believing, it just sorta happened. Can’t wait til I have kids so I can continue this silly and fun tradition with them.

Lindsay Rae
Lindsay Rae
1 year ago

This is an adorable story! Kids can be the absolute sweetest. My kiddos are 8 and 10 and still believe in the tooth fairy, although I’m not sure if that’s because they genuinely believe or they know that once they stop believing the magical cash flow stops too. I just keep rolling with it because I love their faces when they find their loot under the pillow!

ashleeunscripted
ashleeunscripted
1 year ago

Your little sister is a Champ! Who does not love having a magical being who also brings you money and knows to up the ante as well.

Erica (The Prepping Wife)
Erica (The Prepping Wife)
1 year ago

I loved reading this story for the cuteness factor! It also took me back to my childhood and losing teeth. Love this story!

Subhashish Roy
Subhashish Roy
1 year ago

A wonderful tradition must say. Maybe I will pass this on to my nephew who has now a one year old daughter 😊

Nominal Nomad
Nominal Nomad
1 year ago

i never had this tradition in my family , but sounds lovely , funny to read

Clyde
Clyde
1 year ago

Tooth fairy was never really a tradition in our family, but looking back now, I would never sleep with my wiggly tooth for fear that I would swallow it down accidentally while I sleep. 🙂

tcleland88
tcleland88
1 year ago

This is too funny! My kids never received more than a dollar, and often the tooth fairy was busy on the other side of the world so they had to wait an extra day.

Livelearnbetter (@livelearnbetter)
Livelearnbetter (@livelearnbetter)
1 year ago

How I wish the tooth fairy exist in real life and give good money. I will gladly take off my tooth anytime I’m broke!

Candace
Candace
1 year ago

Cute story! I agree — we need to let kids have the opportunity to be kids.

Luna S
Luna S
1 year ago

Your sister sounds adorable! My kids are 6 and 10, both still believe in the tooth fairy and are always very excited to lose a tooth.

Rights of Equality
Rights of Equality
1 year ago

Awww, it was such a cute story! Beautiful read! Reminded me when my kids were younger and used to believe in so many different types of fairies, which they no longer do!

Nina
Nina
1 year ago

Agh. The worst pain you could ever had is a toothache. The whole body suffers whenever you have toothache! What an awesome story to share which reminds me a lot when my niece lost her first tooth.

Megan Kerry
Megan Kerry
1 year ago

Such a cute story! My almost 7 year old daughter just lost her 6th tooth a couple days ago:) she is always so excited to see what the tooth fairy will bring her. She makes a little more than I did as a kid, but I guess that’s inflation for you!!😂

angie
angie
1 year ago

Being the tooth fairy is one of my greatest pleasures as a parent! I’m a little over generous as well lol