Parenting is already a 24/7 gig ― so when your kids start losing teeth, making sure the tooth fairy visits them while they sleep is one more item on the list.
Sometimes the tooth fairy forgets to stop by, or doesn’t have money to leave (because who has cash these days?!), and often it’s a struggle to get in and out without getting caught.
Leave it to the funny parents of Twitter to share their hilarious tooth fairy escapades and frustrations. Check them out below, and if your kid is in the phase of losing their teeth, good luck!
That moment when the Tooth Fairy doesn't come because the Tooth Fairy fell asleep reading at 8:30 PM.— Sarah del Rio (@establish1975) March 4, 2016
7: When I was waiting up for the tooth fairy I saw you tiptoe in my room.— Domestic Goddess (@DomesticGoddss) October 16, 2015
7: Were you trying to see her too?
Me: I SURE WAS!
ME: what's the going rate for the tooth fairy these days? like $1? $2?— Andy H. (@AndyAsAdjective) July 5, 2016
WIFE: it's more like $5
ME: well the tooth fairy's a goddamn idiot
Out of all the jobs I've had, Tooth Fairy has been the hardest.— Sarcastic Mommy (@sarcasticmommy4) November 2, 2015
Being out of town for work when your kid loses a tooth at home is like winning the parenthood lottery.— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) December 3, 2015
Nothing like the 10 pm "Oh f*ck, the tooth fairy!" to shatter the bliss of the post-bedtime Netflix binge.— Mommy, for real. (@MommyisForReal) May 18, 2016
6 y.o. just lost her first tooth. In her note she asked for 5 Moolah. Apparently, she thinks the tooth fairy is a mobster.— The Dose of Reality (@TheDoseTweets) August 2, 2014
This morning 5yr old described tooth fairy "She's almost 2ft tall & her hand is half the size of my hand." And it scared the shit out of me.— kelly oxford (@kellyoxford) May 27, 2014
You don't know fear until you've been the Tooth Fairy.— Karri-Leigh (@karri_leigh) May 20, 2016
7yo lost a tooth & we're on vacation so since we used all our $1's at the arcade, I guess the Tooth Fairy's giving her Funland tickets.— Valerie (@ValeeGrrl) August 26, 2015
The Caboodle that used to hold my makeup back in high school now hordes my kids' old baby teeth and emergency tooth fairy money.— Sara Says Stop (@PetrickSara) June 2, 2017
I convinced my kid the tooth fairy didn't come because she works every other night— James Breakwell (@XplodingUnicorn) May 26, 2017
Not sure if this is my best or worst moment of parenting
I just found my baby teeth in an old jewelry box & it warms my heart to know that someday my kids will find theirs and be equally horrified.— HollowTreeVentures (@RobynHTV) January 18, 2017
7yo: *Super sad— Robert Knop (@FatherWithTwins) October 25, 2016
Me: "Sometimes the tooth fairy gets really busy, son"
*Wife and I pantomime to each other "I thought you were going to..."
What's the proper amount of $ for tooth fairy to leave a child that makes them happy but doesn't incentivize them to rip out rest of teeth?— Adam Horowitz (@AdamHorowitzLA) August 6, 2017
"In my day, I'd buy a doll with 1 trip from the tooth fairy. Today, that same doll will cost you 5 teeth"— One Classy Motha (@MothaKim) October 17, 2015
Me, explaining inflation to my 6yo
Not sure my son is thrilled with the 30% off Bed Bath and Beyond coupon the tooth fairy left him last night.— Abe Yospe (@Cheeseboy22) February 19, 2017
5yo: "What does the tooth fairy do with all those teeth?"— Kathy Cooperman (@Kathy_Cooperman) June 4, 2014
10yo: "Puts them into sets for old people."
Parenthood is waking up feeling like a normal person, then realizing you're pulling clean underwear from a drawer full of tiny human teeth.— Kim Bongiorno (@LetMeStart) August 22, 2017
The Youngster said his tooth feels loose... and I AM NOT READYYYY!— Nicole Blades (@NicoleBlades) June 8, 2015
"The Tooth Fairy left me a dollar so we can go to Starbucks for breakfast." LOLOLOLOL— Brenna Jennings (@SuburbanSnaps) July 28, 2017