THE TOOTH FAIRY IS CALLED…BARRY?
My son recently lost his first tooth. Well, his second if you count the one his sister knocked out in the bath.
He was very excited and placed it in a glass of water next to his bed with a note. The Tooth Fairy left him a crisp $5 note and a thank you letter for his teeny tiny little tooth and he was beside himself.
But his tooth brushing leaves a lot to be desired. Now that he has ‘real’ adult teeth, I keep telling him he needs to take tooth brushing a lot more seriously. But he is not interested in my warnings of yellow teeth and dentist drills.
In fact, 25% of 5 year olds have tooth decay so the future of our children’s teeth is looking rather dire.
Which is why I absolutely love this genius parental strategy.
Henry Warren has been facing the same poor brushing issues with his own son, Sam, who is 8 years old.
When Sam lost his latest tooth, he awoke to find a rather surprising note in place of his usual cash payment from the Tooth Fairy.
Also, it turns out, the Tooth Fairy is called Barry.“Dear Mr Warren,
This letter is to inform you that I have now taken receipt of your tooth and it is being duly processed in our system.
You will have noticed there has been a delay in your payment for the tooth. Mr Warren, I have to inform you that this is due to the condition in which we found said tooth. We expect a certain amount of wear and tear on the teeth we appraise. However in this case your tooth had to be referred up to the committee for further analysis.
We believe this is due to the lack of care and attention by yourself. We have detected more than trace amounts of Fanta and residual amounts of both cereal and chocolate which have not been removed by appropriate brushing technique. We recommend you review your practice here as a matter of urgency.
Mr Warren we will accept the tooth on this occasion but we need your assurances that the condition of your next tooth will be significantly better or we will withhold payment.
Barry T. Tooth Fairy”
Henry took to Twitter to share the amazing letter.
Sam was understandably taken aback by the bad news and has been scrubbing away at his now pearly whites ever since. Barry says his withheld payment is on the way.
Barry the Tooth Fairy has been making appearances all over the world ever since and will definitely be visiting my children next time they lose a tooth.