Tooth Fairy Forgot to come! Twice…

The Tooth Fairy forgot to come, twice. As our children get older they start to question if the Tooth Fairy and all of her friends are real. When is it time to tell the truth?

The tooth fairy forgot

The Tooth Fairy made a little mistake. But not just once. No, that might have been completely acceptable. The Tooth Fairy forgot to come twice, in a row, for the same tooth.

My oldest daughter still believes in magic. She’s seven and questioning, but part of her wants to hold on.

She’s questioned Santa and even though I turn the question back on her, ‘Well what do you think? ‘ She’s catching on.

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The tooth fairy forgot to come

We’ve never been one to play to much into things. We don’t go looking for Santa. There are no mall photos of the Jolly old man or the Easter Bunny.

But you know what, believing in a little magic should happen as a kid. And because we don’t go looking for them, it makes it a little more mysterious.

I’m going to hold on to that magic just a little while longer, because when the Tooth Fairy disappears Santa will be next on the list.


The tooth popped out during family dinner. She was eating asparagus (I know that sounds like a lie, but it’s not!)

Since we’ve lost a few teeth now, we were excited for a moment and moved on to cleaning up.

That night she tucked the tooth under her pillow and was off to have sweet little kid dreams. The next morning this magical creature would have dropped off a dollar (Yes friends, a dollar!)

The next moring she came to me disappointed. I asked her to show me where she put the tooth.

That’s when I saw that she had made a house for the Tooth Fairy!

While I thought she was sleeping, she was creeping around the house looking for supplies. She found a piece of cotton for a pillow and set up a tiny blanket in case she wanted a nap. Then put some water in a tiny tea cup for her!

The tooth fairy forgot to come

I messed up and her eyes were questioning if the Tooth Fairy was even real.

Tooth Fairy Excuses

  • Maybe Santa Claus was having a dental emergency and needed the Tooth Fairy’s help
  • She can’t fly in the rain
  • Maybe she got lost?
  • Do you think that she used all of her pixy dust and Terrance wouldn’t give her more?
  • Maybe your tooth was so stuck under the pillow that she couldn’t get it.
  • Do you think she went to our old house?
  • You were out of bed a lot, maybe she saw you.

In the end I asked her what she thought could have happened. Since Santa had a bunch of cookies over Christmas, he probably needed her help.

She washed her tooth with soap and water and put it back under the pillow.

Later that night

This time I was going to make it extra special. Glitter on the dollar, an apology letter. She was going to drink the entire glass of water that was left our for her.

The next morning she ran up to me with a big gapped tooth smile.

“Mom! She came!”

She held up her note and then held out her hand.

“but she forgot the tooth.”

OH COME ON! Do I even Fairy?!

Apparently not.

Hey didn’t you wash that tooth with soap and water? I bet it was so slippery that it kept slipping out of her hands!

She allowed the excuse with a high pitched “Ya!” and wondered off to dirty up her tooth.

Yes… I finally did remember the tooth.

Continuing the magic vs. the truth

There is a difference between fibbing to your kids when they are truly looking for answers, and allowing the magic to continue.

Santa maybe has one more good year in him before she’ll be ready to let go of that little bit of make believe and become the magic for her little sister.

When her times comes to help be Santa and the Tooth Fairy, I know she’ll be great. She’ll add extra glitter to the dollar and make the best Fairy Hotel this town as ever seen!

But until that time comes…. I now set an alarm on my phone.

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