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Letters From the Tooth Fairy

By Whit Honea |

Chattering teethThe Tooth Fairy once told me that no two households do things exactly the same, and as such T.F. likes to keep things loose and flexible — except for brushing, of course, that is mandatory and rigid.

We have experienced that flexibility first hand as teeth have been lost on the road and in homes that spray for winged things — the Tooth Fairy has always managed to come through, which is a lot more than I can say about the Easter Bunny. But I digress.

Something that we worked out pretty early in our household was that we wanted to opt-in on the newsletter, and the kids have been receiving correspondence from the Tooth Fairy ever since. Who needs forever stamps when you’ve got pixie dust?

Here are a few of the letters that the Tooth Fairy has left for the boys, usually in addition to whatever change is in the sofa. The boys have kept every one of them, and that is the best part of all:

Note from Tooth Fairy

Kid Tooth Fairy note

Tooth Fairy notes

tooth fairy letters for children

What does the Tooth Fairy do in your home?

I received products from Johnson & Johnson as part of my participation in the LISTERINE® Kids Cavity-Free School Year Program. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own. Click here to see more of the discussion.



Whit HoneaRead more from Whit Honea at his site Honea Express and the popular group blog DadCentric. You can follow Whit on the Twitter or Pinterest (his opinions are his own and do not reflect those of Babble or most rational people).


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About Whit Honea


Whit Honea

Whit Honea is an award-winning writer living in the greater Los Angeles area with his wife, two boys, and too many pets. His personal blog, Honea Express, is updated quarterly (give or take.) Read bio and latest posts → Read Whit Honea's latest posts →

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8 thoughts on “Letters From the Tooth Fairy

  1. Just Heather says:

    So cute! The Tooth Fairy doesn’t leave notes here. Heck, she barely remembers to stop by…

  2. SunnyChanel says:

    Okay, those notes are AWESOME. Our Tooth Fairy leaves a far more girly, sweet (not unlike candy) type of response. But as you (and TF said) no two households do the same thing.

  3. Bosmama says:

    I can’t wait to write letters from the tooth fairy! As a kid my mum told me elaborate stories about my tf! Her name was Elvira, so I’m
    Going to pass on that tradition. I have an Atticus also! Great name!

  4. Kelsey says:

    OMG, these are great letters! Now I have some ideas.. I never thought of leaving letters before…

  5. Whit says:

    The Tooth Fairy has some good ideas now and again!

  6. daniellesmith says:

    I so love the letters – our tooth fairy has answered letters and always leaves silver dollars (recycled from my childhood, I might add) but ‘she’ has never sent a letter unsolicited. What a great tradition.

  7. Selena Mae says:

    Pretty dang cute. I love how little kids just know when something is special and treasure/care for it with maturity beyond their years.

  8. isadora says:

    i love the tooth fairy

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