The Tooth Fairy Forgot – 5 ways to Save Face

The Tooth Fairy forgot!? Seriously!? 

Tooth Fairy Forgot

 I don’t know about your kids, but my little one (Who is 6 now and has lost 4 teeth) is totally enthralled whenever he gets to place that tooth under his pillow and wake up to some money under there. Ya know, after all, it’s all about the Benjamins baby! 

What happens though, when your little one comes out the morning after cheerfully placing his tooth under his pillow the night before and says: “Mommy, the Tooth Fairy didn’t come!” 

Your heart stops THAT’S What.

Your son has to claim bankruptcy now because the tooth fairy didn’t take his tooth all the way to the bank. JERKY TOOTH FAIRY. The Tooth Fairy Forgot.

Life gets busy, and you forgot. It happens, don’t beat yourself up. 

5 Ways to Save Face if the Tooth Fairy Forgot 

1. Remain Calm

Don’t run around like a freakin’ chicken with your head cut off whilst sobbing at the idiocy of that infernal tooth fairy. INSTEAD, take a deep breath and THINK WOMAN… THINK. If your child sees that you are upset, this will upset them and then there is no saving face. At all. 

2. Fake it till you make it

Grab the amount of money the tooth fairy usually leaves for a tooth. (If it’s more than a toonie, stop right there and consider that you are making me look bad…) Hide it in the palm of your hand. Ask your child if he/she checked everywhere and then help them search. Of course, you aren’t going to pull the toonie out of the closet, so clearly just search the pillow case and surrounding area. Then exclaim: OH THERE IT IS! Present the toonie. You’re welcome. If your child questions why their tooth was left behind, create an elaborate story about how it was a special tooth that the tooth fairy wanted your child to keep. For instance: When this happened to us, I just told Little Man that because he had lost the tooth at school and he had been so excited about it, the tooth fairy wanted him to keep it. 

3. Blame the Weather

The Tooth Fairy Forgot? If there is no way to sneak that cashola under the pillow, then hopefully you have good luck with the weather being bad. Mind you, if the little one was sleeping they wouldn’t know what the weather was like anyways. Blaming the wind is a good idea. “Oh son it was just too windy last night for the Tooth Fairy to fly, she will come tonight.” Yeah, blame it on Tornado Mom, Category FAIL Tornado. 

4. If you forgot the change… 

Sometimes, we get so busy that we forget that we don’t have a toonie laying around. Firstly, you suck. (I do too.) I rarely ever have cash in the house and really, I mean…. debit cards, credit cards.. they should have tooth fairy cards! I am SO pitching that to Dragon’s Den. “Tooth Fairy Cash Cards accepted everywhere”. Anywhoo, if you don’t have cash on hand and your little one is fast asleep with their tooth under their pillow. Write a rain check. No seriously, just do it. Write a little letter from the Tooth Fairy, explaining that she dropped the money somewhere and that she will be back the next night. Slip that under the pillow instead and voila. Saving Face. Face Saved. Tooth fairy WIN.

5. Don’t be too hard on yourself.. 

It happens. I promise. Life can get in the way of things and as long as you rectify the situation you are going to be just fine. Besides, the Tooth Fairy Forgot, not you! 

Has the ever Tooth Fairy Forgot at your house? 



  1. mom2michael on May 27, 2015 at 11:14 am

    I haven’t missed one yet. Though I have woken up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night and jumped out of bed to look after the issue.

  2. Jocelyne Alldrick on June 7, 2015 at 8:34 am

    The tooth fairy likes to sneak in while the kids are having breakfast at our house! Lol…i go to bed so tired i almost always forget the night of…the kids are 11, 9 and 8 and so far so good!

  3. Whimsey Henge on June 10, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Well Duh, the Tooth Fairy puts her route together the day before. If your tooth falls out after she built her route – like after 4pm, then you have to wait till her next route planning session. (Really helps if kids are not that great at telling time)

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