Cheeky kids, caring teachers and apologetic parents
Losing teeth is a very serious business.
When children lose a precious pearly white, rest assured they expect immediate payment underneath their pillow - no excuses.
Take a look at some of the most hilarious Tooth Fairy notes - written by cheeky kids, caring teachers and parents desperately trying to make up for their mistakes!
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There's only so many ways you can tell your child to clean their room.
But the Tooth Fairy? The Tooth Fairy holds a special kind of power one mum has brilliantly used to her advantage.
When it came time for the fairy to make a visit to young Emily after losing a tooth, her mum got crafty, finding a way to drive home the importance of a clean room - and motivate her daughter to keep it clean.
Instead of a gold coin, Emily found this note waiting for her the next morning.?
"My dearest Emily," it began. "I came by tonight to retrieve your tooth and leave your payment - however, because of the condition of your bedroom, I had a horrible time even getting to your bed safely.?"
"Once there, I was unable to locate the tooth pillow due to the amount of pillows, blankets and bodies in your bed."
"I will have to come by on a different night - perhaps you can take the time between now and then to properly clean and organise your room. I bet if you ask your mother NICELY, she will even help you to do it."
"Much love, the Tooth Fairy."?
The note recently resurfaced online on a popular Facebook page, where it has delighted many parents.?
"This is a win/win situation. It's not bribery, it's teaching them to respect things and that they don't always get what they expect," said one.
"This mother is brilliant," agreed another.
While a few declared it 'cruel'.
"I find it inappropriate to discipline a child in this way," said one mum. ?
A?nother parent also shared their son's handwritten note to the fairy, apologising for not having a tooth to leave out for her.
Above an adorable drawing of her son Keith getting hit in the face by a ball thrown by his friend Robert, her son explained how ?it got lost.
" Dear Tooth Fairy," he said. "I lost a tooth in the grass. Robert threw a ball at my mouth. So the tooth fell out in the grass. Please believe this! it's real. Please give me a little bit of money. Love Keith."
His mum, moved by his note, ensured the fairy paid him a visit nonetheless. ?
"When my son was little, he lost his tooth outside. He asked me to write this note (these were his exact words) and he drew the picture," she shared.
"We left it under the pillow that night so the Tooth Fairy would understand what happened. Sweet Fairy left the money and took the note."
One mum has revealed the sneaky way she encouraged her son to brush his teeth better.
After her son's tooth fell out, he left it out for the tooth fairy to collect, as per tradition.
However, the young boy awoke to find his tooth had been rejected by the magical fairy alongside a handwritten letter.
The note, which was shared to a Facebook group, reads:
"Sorry I couldn't take your tooth as it has a cavity.
"Please ensure you brush more thoroughly in future. Love, Angelica."?
The hilarious note quickly went viral, however some parents were concerned it was a little too brutal in its honesty.
"I know it's hard times but this is savagery," said one.
However, the mum explained she conspired with her son's elder brother in a bid to help the seven-year-old to take better care of his teeth.
"My teenager doesn't believe in the tooth fairy, he wasn't upset and agreed to this to encourage his little brother to brush his teeth."
Even celebrities need to take turns when it comes to tooth fairy duty. In this instance it was Kim Kardashian taking on the role as her son, Saint, lost his first tooth.
The reality TV star took to Instagram to document her day in the life of a tooth fairy, sharing the letter Saint left featuring his unique request.
Money h?as traditionally always been the reward for a tooth, with lucky children often waking up to a coin or note under their pillows but instead of cash, the seven year old asked for a currency used more amongst people his age: Robux.
"Can I please have Robux instead of money," wrote Saint, making sure to add a note encouraging the tooth fairy to check the bag accompanying his letter and to "please write back"?.
Robux is the currency used in the popular game platform Roblox which is dominated by young users, with 67 per cent of Roblox users under the age of 15.
Kim shared a snap of her response, her letter written in cursive, accompanied by a two dollar note and Roblox voucher, sprinkled with gold glitter.
This picture made it clear that her daughter North, was in on the cute stunt, the star captioning the image?: "North says the tooth fairy writes in cursive which I haven't done in 15 years."
A clip of her son's room with gold glitter adorning his white bed was posted shortly after, Kim writing: "The tooth fairy was here."
The role proved a tad exhausting for the mother of four who posted a video of herself at the gym on the stair master after a long day of tooth fairy duty.
"Traveled... Was on tooth fairy duty and just finished a 2 hour workout! I was tired but pushed through Happy Sunday,"? she wrote.
There's a lot to be said for being honest about how you feel. However, somebody probably needs to tell this little girl it might be best to dial it back a bit.
The youngster, who does not appear to be a total believer when it comes to Tooth Fairy magic, left a very direct note after her latest tooth loss.
"Dear mum/dad/tooth-fairy," the note begins before explaining how she would like to be left $25.
"I want more money than last time, or else I will get mad!!!" she wrote.
While the girl's parent must have thought the note was sweet when she shared it on the 'Made Me Smile' Reddit thread, others were not so sure.
"Karen in training," one person commented. "She's gonna want to speak to the tooth fairy's supervisor, Santa Claus."
"Boy, she's gonna be really p---ed when she goes to the dentist and they start pulling teeth and charging her for taking them," another quite rightly pointed out.
Little Lena was distraught after realising she left something very important behind on her flight - her wobbly tooth.
"I was sleeping on the airplane. My mum woke me up бн and we were going to go pick our suitcases up. And I said, 'Mummy, mummy, I think my tooth fell out,'" Lena told Good Morning America.
"We tried to walk back to the airplane, but security was closed. It was 2m.
"I was like, 'We're never gonna find my tooth again!'"
The little girl soon realised she had no proof of her lost tooth for the Tooth Fairy.
That's when the flight's pilot, Captain Josh Duchow, came to the rescue. Spotting the meltdown, he came over and penned a quick note to the Tooth Fairy.
"Dear Tooth Fairy, Lena had a tooth fall out on her flight to Greenville. Please take this note in place of her tooth," he wrote before signing the note, "Captain Josh."
Lena's mum also thanked the Captain and United Airlines on Facebook.
"In a world full of bad airline stories, @united came through when Lena fell asleep on her flight home and woke up without a tooth," she said.
"Thank you, Captain Josh! I'm sure the Tooth Fairy will accept this note in lieu of a tiny tooth."
She also provided an update from the Tooth Fairy.
"She said, 'Lena, it is OK that you have lost your tooth on the airplane. I will get it. Keep brushing," she relayed.
A UK mum has shared this cheeky letter from her eight-year-old son to the Tooth Fairy after he swallowed his wobbly tooth while eating pizza.
"He didn't realise until he finished lunch," wrote his mum on a popular Facebook group for parents alongside a photo of the handwritten note.
In the letter, the boy initially asks the Tooth Fairy what to do about his swallowed tooth - before challenging her to use an X-ray if in doubt.
"If you don't believe me, check my mouth or use an X-ray. Are you going to give me a ?1 (AUD $1.90)still?," he scrawled.
The letter left mum - and Facebook - in hysterics.
"I love the 'WHAT SHOULD I DO' is written massive like a cry for help but then he crosses this out, calms down and gives her a solution. That's hilarious," said one.
"I love how he had a big problem then he worked out some awesome solutions. Great life skills," said another.
"My daughter swallowed a tooth and was so upset. I told her the tooth fairy was magic and could still get it," chimed in another mum.
"Sorry about your period and headache. I was very and still am disappointed in you."
Young Danielle cut straight to the point when the poor Tooth Fairy failed to deliver the goods.
A vice principal won hearts worldwide for her sweet response when a student lost his tooth at school.
Shandee Whitehead, from Canada, penned a letter to the tooth fairy on behalf of her student Gavin, whose tooth fell out when he was getting ready to eat lunch at school.
Despite the "the heroic efforts of a fearless search team," the tooth could not be located, leading Whitehead to send the letter to the Tooth Fairy from the school's letterhead.
"Dear Tooth Fairy," the letter began. "Today one of Gavin's teeth fell out while he was getting ready to eat lunch. Unfortunately, it was lost in the classroom."
"As a trained Vice Principal and hobby dentist, I verify there is definitely a gap in Gavin's teeth that was not there this morning when he came in," she continued.
"Please accept this letter as official verification of a lost tooth and provide the standard monetary exchange rate you normally use for a real tooth," she concluded the letter, cheekily adding that she's still waiting on her tooth fairy money from wisdom teeth she had removed in 2000.
"Please pay as soon as possible," she wrote. "I have bills to pay."
Whitehead posted the letter to Twitter, adding that in addition to her Vice Principal duties it's important to foster a positive culture at school, which is what lead her to write the note in the first place.
The post went viral with many parents saying they appreciate teachers going the extra miles for their kids.
Money is wonderful and all, but clearly eight-year-old Laila has her eyes on another prize.
Just a pack of cold, hard bacon please tooth fairy, she asks in this hilarious letter.
US television personality Kristen Hewitt shared a hilarious letter on Facebook that her eldest child wrote after her younger sister lost a tooth.
"As I tiptoed into our six-year-old's room to play the tooth fairy tonight - I found this," she wrote.
"A note from her older sister. Yep. She hijacked our little one's tooth fairy visit and is asking for proof. A selfie. Complete with her iPad and password. And if the tooth fairy can't read cursive, no biggie, she wrote it in print as well."
The adorable hand-written note begins, "Dear Hewitt tooth fairy, that you for watching over us. By us I mean me and Emy!"
The little girl went on to ask why fairies don't "show themselves to people" and asked the tooth fairy to take a photo on her iPad.
She finished the note with a final question: "P.p.s. what is your name?"
Amused by her daughter's clever thinking, Hewitt said she brainstormed with her husband about how they were going to address the note.
"My husband and I talked about me putting on a wig, wings, and adding a bright light behind me to actually take a selfie," she wrote.
"And we also looked at tooth fairy apps, but that just made the lie even worse in my opinion.
"So I went with the old line, 'What's an iPad?!' Because a note from Tabitha the Tooth Fairy totally isn't lying."
Emerson, seven, had just managed to wiggle a loose tooth out of his mouth when it fell down the bathroom sink "drane".
According to his mum, Emerson was devastated so he came up with a genius plan to substitute in one of his eyelashes instead.
Fortunately, the deal worked and his adorable note touched hearts around the world.
Uh oh - what do you do when the tooth fairy forgets to come? We've all been there.
"We had a #toothfairyfail but thanks to some quick thinking Sam now thinks the Tooth Fairy also likes astronomy," said mum Stacey Rex on her Instagram post.
A young boy has gotten more than he bargained for, after placing his lost tooth under the pillow for the tooth fairy.
The eight-year-old's dad Henry Warren took the opportunity to address his son's poor brushing technique and dental hygiene, in a formal warning letter.
The father-of-three from London, who went under the moniker Barry T. Tooth Fairy, highlighted the "trace amounts of Fanta? and residual amounts of both cereal and chocolate" that were to blame for delayed payment.
"We expect a certain amount of wear and tear on the teeth we appraise," he wrote. "However in this case your tooth had to be referred up to the committee for further analysis".
The father's creative approach to parenting won him praise on Twitter.
Little Hailey clearly has a bright future in trading or negotiating.
"Please don't take any of my teeth because I love them all and if you can give my all the others back pretty please," she writes.
"But you can still give me money still."
A US schoolgirl was very distressed when she lost one of her teeth at school and accidentally threw it away during a break.
Concerned the Tooth Fairy had a 'no tooth, no payment' policy, seven-year-old Lily Sciulli approached her teacher for advice.
"She was sobbing uncontrollably when it first happened," Pennsylvania first grade teacher Laura Roth told Good Morning America.
Fortunately, Mrs Roth knew exactly what to do to ensure her student didn't miss out on her well-earned tooth money.
"I told her, 'The Tooth Fairy and I go back 25 years. I'll get in touch with her, no problem'," the Burchfield Elementary School teacher recalls.
Mrs Roth wrote a letter of her own to the Tooth Fairy, vouching for the existence of her student's lost tooth.
"I can confirm with full confidence and authority that Lily lost her tooth at school today," the letter, which was sent home with the little girl after school, begins.
"In the excitement and chaos of lunch time, it was tragically thrown away by accident."
Mrs Roth concludes the message by asking the Tooth Fairy to consider her note as proof of tooth loss, adding she's available to answer any further questions.
The letter was shared on Twitter by a local school superintendent and quickly went viral.