An Open Letter to the Tooth Fairy

Dear Tooth Fairy,

I understand the enormous pressure you are under to visit each and every child that has lost a tooth each night.  And that it must be hard to do all that flying around that you do with those teeny tiny wings you’ve got. 

That said, let me just say that last night, you messed up.  You messed up bigtime. 

You forgot my Kate.  (Or Kathryn as she now wishes to be called.  Because she’s all mature now.) 

I had to pick up the pieces for you this morning. 

I had to assuage her frustration with you, after reading the angry note she wrote to you, wondering why you left her “nothing, not even a penny.” 

I had to assure her that you would be sure to come tonight, and that I am certain you did not forget her, you were just really busy.  Do you know how sad it is to look in the face of a little girl that wonders why she was forgotten? 

Now, again, I realize you are busy.  However, I would appreciate it if you would not forget Kathryn tonight.  Or ever again for that matter.     

Sincerely,

one sad mommy

11 thoughts on “An Open Letter to the Tooth Fairy

  1. OMG I thought the toothfair only forgot MY children! She once forgot three nights IN A ROW! She made up for it with a larger-than-usual donation under the pillow of the offended child. I think it just slipped her mind because it had been a REALLY long time since a kid had lost a tooth around here.

  2. Maybe you can say something like Buddy and the Tooth Fairy ran into each other last night and got to talking. Before they knew it, it was time to leave and she forgot.

    Don’t worry, there are plenty more teeth to follow.

  3. Nice.

    I have NEVER done that.

    hee hee. Of course I have done that more than once, or four, times! I’ve used every excuse in the book, including one that it was just way too cold out for that half-naked little fairy to go out and she probably had ice on her wings just like a plane.

    whatever you do…don’t write back to that angry note. It opens up a whole dialogue with the tooth fairy that will leave you up late at night writing notes in super curly que handwriting with a silver sparkle pen. Trust me on that.

  4. You could explain that due to the global financial crisis that the Tooth Fairy is working at McDonald’s? No good. Hmmm … tell her TF left you a note that she dropped the coin and would come back tonight with TWO! Even the most wonderful, lovable fairies forget now and then … ;)

  5. Oops! Your friends have some good “excuses” for you. Forgetting one night isn’t as bad as what my friend’s husband did. Their little girl sat her first lost tooth in a glass of water…waiting for daddy to come home and look at it. Well, daddy didn’t realize the tooth was in there, and dumped it down the garbage disposal and CRUNCH! They couldn’t bear to tell her, so they put a piece of rice in the cup and turned out the light really fast before she went to bed. See you didn’t mess up that bad, right????

  6. Been there, done that, felt horrible too. They get over it, especially when you leave a huge amount of money under their pillow to help you through your own guilt. We’re on a tooth losing spree around here it seems. The tooth fairy is going broke!

  7. That rude tooth fairy has forgotten to come to our house too. What is with her????

    She can come while they are at school you know. Or even while they are in the shower getting ready for school. (She has forgotten on more than one occassion here!)

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