Does the Tooth Fairy sometimes forget about your kids' lost teeth? Yeah, same here. Well, Meagan Francis of The Happiest Mom and The Kitchen Hour podcast has come up with a solution…a simple change of venue.
I've got Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny down, but I've always been a crummy Tooth Fairy. Somehow I always managed to either fall asleep or forget all about it, the same night my adorable child oh-so-optimistically stuffed his tooth under the pillow.
Worse, I'd try to sneak in after midnight and would wind up waking the child, then would have to come up with a plausible excuse about why I was feeling under his pillow with a dollar bill in my hand.
Finally I came up with the perfect solution: the Tooth Fairy cup.
It's actually a decorative candle holder that's on the buffet table in our dining room. I walk past it about two dozen times each evening, meaning:
- It's very unlikely I'll forget it and
- I can easily slip the cash inside without worrying about waking the child.
Bonus: I don't have to worry about teeth – or money – falling behind the bed in the middle of the night.
Now if I could just figure out what to do with my jewelry-box drawer full of random teeth!
Ah, the box of random teeth. My daughter once came across mine (which was in plain view on my dresser, duh) and wondered if the Tooth Fairy deposited teeth there after leaving the money.
Do you have a reminder method for the Tooth Fairy? Please tell us in the comments!