Among the activities that are fun for both dads and daughters, taking photos is probably the best. In the end, you get cute photos for years to come. Perhaps that’s exactly why Casey Fields decided to dress himself up in a pink tutu matching his 1-year-old daughter’s and pose for some lovely photos. It comes as no surprise that the photo session quickly went viral.
The pink tutus that undoubtedly suit both of them very well, were hand-made by the girl’s mom. According to the photographer, the photo shoot was just as cute to shoot as it looks on the photos. Naturally gifted as a dad, Casey went along with wearing the tutu regardless of minor nervousness in the beginning. Little did he know that the pics would reach the whole nation and put a smile on so many faces.
Jess Floyd, the one who captured the heart-melting dad-daughter moments, partnered with Casey and Lyla for the photoshoot and after posting the photos online, they got rapidly discovered and shared over 50,000 times. In the post, she praised Casey for going out of his comfort zone and showing his “most manly side.” She wasn’t the only one who thought so.
People Loved the Photo Shoot
Once out in the open digital space, the photoshoot went viral. People left loving, positive comments about the dad bravely rocking his tutu and the sweet little girl who got her nails painted. One person even said that the world would be a better place if we all dressed up in pink tutus sometimes. The support and love were shown by thousands of people.
The dad, who described himself as a “manly man” was alright with being in front of the camera in this outfit because he thought it will be a great opportunity to have a few laughs with his daughter in the future. In an interview, Casey affirmed he’d do anything for his daughter but that’s something we could already tell, right?
40+ Hilarious Stories of “Tooth Fairy” Experiences From Kids and Parents
If your kids believe in the Tooth Fairy, then it goes without saying that you have to get up to some shenanigans in order to keep up with that charade. Here are some hilarious “Tooth Fairy” stories, told from the perspective of both kids and parents.
Quid Pro Quo
Once a clever kid realizes that they can get money for their teeth, they are going to try and find a way to cheat the system. Generally speaking, those attempts don’t work well on parents. Still, you have to applaud them for trying.
Where it Was Lost
Baby teeth tend to be pretty small, so when they fall out, they could easily get lost in various places. Sometimes, that includes drains, such as toilets or sinks. When that happens, a kid might be distraught, since the tooth has to go under their pillow for money to get paid.
Thankfully, the Tooth Fairy is very understanding and can easily make the tooth for money exchange even if the tooth is lost. Finding money in the sink is pretty weird, though.
The Going Rate
If a parent is particularly business savvy, then chances are, the Tooth Fairy they represent will also be like that. This could be good or bad for a kid, but probably bad, since you know a business savvy Tooth Fairy isn’t going to give you tons of money for teeth of all things.
But at the same time, the kid might be able to learn a few things about money and business with a Tooth Fairy that’s so focused on such things. It could be a good learning experience!
Forgetting to Do the Deed
A lot of parents downright forget to give their kids money for their teeth. Needless to say, that’s bad if they want to perpetuate the myth. We’re not sure why they decide to give their kids more money, though. A creative cover-up would probably be a better choice.
But some parents just can’t think of another way to make up for their mistake, and the only way they can resolve the situation is to throw more money around. Just don’t complain when your kids start expecting more money!
When you think about it, a lot of the myths we tell our kids are kind of creepy. Old bearded men coming down the chimney and watching you the whole year? A tiny fairy that wants your teeth for undisclosed reasons? Kind of weird.
So, it kind of makes sense that this kid would want such creatures to stay out of his house, even if he or she still wanted to reap the benefits of those mythical ideas. It’s kind of funny, though, that the kid would make such a request.
A Whole Story
Some parents really enjoy weaving complicated and complex stories for the imagination and whimsy of their children. Frankly, we feel like this is the only right way to go about perpetuating the existence of the Tooth Fairy. Might as well go all in!
Of course, that’s a lot of work every time a tooth is lost, but there’s only so long that such a thing is even relevant for your kids, so that amount of effort should be worth it for their childhood.
To Each Their Own
When a hiccup manifests in the story of the Tooth Fairy, a parent has to think fast if they want to keep things going. If they can’t come up with a plausible excuse fast enough, the dream goes down the drain. Thankfully, this dad was a quick thinker.
The idea of each person having their own tooth fairy is pretty neat. It’s also a great way to explain away a number of problems that parents may encounter while doing all of these tricky things their kids don’t know about.
It would be kind of strange if all of these mythical creatures and figures out there were completely unrelated to each other, right? Wouldn’t it make more sense for them to be connected somehow, even if that connection was a little vague?
Well, these parents thought so, and we agree that it makes everything a lot more interesting. Of course, it could also make the charades a lot more complicated somewhere down the line, but that’s the price you pay for having fun.
Speaking of the notion of mythological figures knowing each other, these parents decided to go the extra mile for their kids, by going as far as to Photoshop an image to sell their story. We’re not sure how believable it looked, but apparently, it could fool a kid.
The real question is, did they have to pay for that Photoshopped image, or were they able to get it done for free as a favor? Hopefully, their kid doesn’t expect an image every year now.
Does Everyone Know Each Other?
Lots of parents seem willing to tie Santa and the Tooth Fairy together, but it seems that the Easter Bunny gets left out of proceedings more often. Not this time, though. These parents figured it would be best to do that since the tooth in question was lost around Easter.
We’re not sure if the glitter is supposed to be representative of the Easter Bunny or the Tooth Fairy, though. It sounds more like a fairy thing, but the Easter Bunny is already a very confusing existence, so who really knows?
The Speed of Deceit
Parents have to act fast when their kids start looking for ways to catch the Tooth Fairy in the act. Thankfully, you don’t have to come up with a grand plan if you are fast enough. In fact, you can just use your great speed to get the job done when the kid isn’t looking.
Of course, if you really had to, you could get your spouse to block the kid in the bathroom while the other one does the deed. There are many ways to go about your Tooth Fairy shenanigans when the time comes.
A Little Concerning
In the mind of a young child, we suppose it might make sense to assume the Tooth Fairy transaction works both ways — you can trade your teeth for money, but you can also exchange money for teeth. Our real concern is why a kid would want that.
Frankly, young children can be a little creepy. It’s not that they are even trying to be, it’s just a product of being so young, we suppose. Certain things don’t strike them as weird like it does adults.
Getting a Raise
Simply put, it’s a bad idea to give your kids a bunch of money for one tooth. Because once you do that, they expect to get that much money for every tooth, and if you don’t want to do that, you have to start making excuses that could poke holes in your Tooth Fairy charade.
It’s better to just avoid that scenario altogether and ensure your kids only get as much money for their teeth as you are willing to spend. It will definitely save a lot of money in the long run.
The Running Radio
Forgetful parents are quite likely to forget about exchanging their kid’s teeth for money at night. But, if they can come up with a good excuse, you can indefinitely push it off until you finally remember to just do it one day. This radio excuse isn’t bad at all.
Of course, you might have to worry about the lie falling apart if you forgot to use the radio one night, or if the kid turned it off to try and expedite your procrastination process.
Something in the Mail
It seems that even the whimsical fantasies of children cannot be spared from the effects of COVID. The Tooth Fairy herself has to be careful with her work thanks to the pandemic. Of course, that excuse might actually be useful for some parents.
It also goes to show that it really isn’t that hard to trick your kids when it comes to the Tooth Fairy. They’ll believe just about anything, so it’s not like you have to come up with a particularly deep deception.
National Bank of Fairies
If you do feel like really working on your Tooth Fairy gimmick, there are multiple ways to go about it. A big group of organized Tooth Fairies seems like a deception that few parents actually make use of, even though it’s clever and funny.
But then again, the more complicated you make the lie, the more detail has to go into it when your kids start asking more and more questions. That could be a problem down the line.
The Guilty Tooth Fairy
Is your kid the type that doesn’t pay very close attention to how much money they really have? Are you a bad Tooth Fairy that doesn’t have money on hand, or just doesn’t want to give a kid any? Well, just take some of their money and give it back to them. Not like they’ll notice, right?
It’s a bit underhanded, but technically a good way to perpetuate the Tooth Fairy story without putting yourself out of any money. Expect an angry kid if they ever find out about it, though.
That Sounds Gross
We’re going to ignore the entire first half of this post, because it’s not as interesting or troubling as the second half that involves taping some money to a toilet. First of all, money is some of the dirtiest stuff you can put your hands on.
Secondly, you’re going to double down on that filthiness by taping it to a toilet? Inside or outside of the toilet, that’s still pretty gross. The parents may have gone a little too far for that bit.
Sleight of Hand
If you’re a really advanced Tooth Fairy, you don’t even need to wait for your kid to be asleep before you can make the switch between their lost tooth and some change. We suspect this would be really easy if you were a magician.
Tricking your kids with a bit of sleight of hand is an age-old classic even outside of all this Tooth Fairy business, and when they find out the truth, they’ll probably be impressed more than anything else, so that’s good.
In Your Favor
With enough fancy words and cleverly crafted deceptions, the parental Tooth Fairy can not only convince their kids that said mythical creature exists, but they can even get a little bonus in their favor.
Kid with a dirty room? You can get that cleaned in the name of the Tooth Fairy! The best part is, a young child is very unlikely to notice that you’re manipulating them in any manner. This kind of excuse makes perfect sense to them.
Having a money-savvy Tooth Fairy is one thing, but having a money-savvy child is something else entirely. Take this kid, for example, who totally conned their parent out of $15 by logic that the parent themselves set up, meaning they can’t deny it without spilling the secret.
Know your kids and how clever they are, and you can avoid scenarios like this where you end up getting scammed by your own child, which sounds like something everyone should desire.
Not too willing to throw a bunch of money around in the name of the Tooth Fairy? You can do something else interesting to avoid the problem without taking the magic out of it for your kids. Just use international currency!
After all, a lot of money from other countries appears to be very valuable to children but really isn’t worth much of anything at all. A great way to play both sides of the field.
Speaking of using international currency, we’re pretty sure you could create a great deal of excitement for your kid by providing them with a bill that says ten trillion dollars on it. It doesn’t matter if it’s not 10 trillion USD.
Well, we suppose that depends on whether or not the kid has any real money knowledge, or if they are just satisfied with a novelty item. But, we imagine many children would be satisfied with the latter.
A Smarter Option
Do you dislike having to touch a bloody tooth that came straight from your kid’s mouth? Are you upset about that blood possibly getting on sheets or pillowcases? Well, why tell your kids that the tooth goes under their pillow anyway?
Just tell them from the very beginning that the tooth goes in a cup of water or something. Then, it gets clean and avoids causing a mess of any sort.
Of all the excuses you could make for a tooth fairy and its absence when a kid is expecting money, using the weather patterns around where you live is probably pretty good. After all, a kid can’t do much to deny that excuse if the weather is real.
After all, it makes sense that a fairy has to fly around to get places, and everyone knows that you shouldn’t be flying in inclement weather. Even fairies.
Stirring the Pot
Even if you had no other money available, we have no idea what would possess a parent to give their child a $20 bill for a lost tooth. We would sooner make up a silly lie than do that because that raises child expectations.
More importantly, you can bet that kid will go and tell all of his friends about how much money he made, and that’s going to cause an entirely different type of ruckus that a bunch of other parents will be pretty unhappy about.
It’s important to teach your kids about money in some way, and if you choose to do it as the Tooth Fairy, that’s a viable option. A lesson about supply and demand is also a great way to get around other kids getting too much money for their teeth.
It’s best for a kid to learn about this kind of stuff early anyway, is it not? They might be a little unhappy about it, but at least they’ll become familiar with the real world sooner rather than later.
Your Mother’s Drapes
If you need to convince your kids that you are not the Tooth Fairy, the best way to do that likely lies in a small but believable lie that makes perfect sense to a child. Just tell them that the Tooth Fairy wears a dress that you obviously don’t own.
Of course, grandma might be a little confused by the implication once your kid runs to her and accuses her of being the Tooth Fairy, but that’s a small price to pay.
The Water Poop Gnome
Forget the Tooth Fairy — let’s get some more insight on the Water Poop Gnome. We suppose he watches the sewers or something, and occasionally helps the Tooth Fairy find teeth that were flushed down the toilet by accident?
What does this poor gnome get for his troubles? Does he get anything at all for having such a crappy job? We hope he at least got some appreciation from the kid in this story.
Not Good Enough
We’re with the kid in this story — what kind of cheapskate Tooth Fairy only gives 50 cents for a tooth, especially in today’s economy? What can you even do with just 50 cents as a kid these days?
We would demand a refund from the Tooth Fairy as well. Maybe hold onto it until its value goes up a little bit or something. Of course, considering reality, we’re willing to bet that didn’t happen in this particular case.
We understand parents doing the whole schtick of trading a tooth for some money, but we do think it’s a little weird to actually keep those teeth. Like… just having a box of teeth around? That’s a little creepy. Imagine keeping other things that fall off or come out of your kids in a jar.
It’s weird, right? It’s a little strange that collecting the teeth of your kids has been somewhat normalized. Maybe that’s why the kid in this story looked so betrayed and flabbergasted.
See No Evil
If you’re a kid who discovered the box of teeth your parents had collected, you would probably be a little troubled. A clever parent might come up with an advanced lie, but another might just pretend it never even happened.
Of course, if this incident happened when you were young, just having it denied might actually be enough to convince you that it never actually happened at all. Maybe it was just a dream?
One Costly Error
It’s a pretty big thing if you accidentally give your kids more money than you intended for their teeth, depending on exactly how much you went overboard. Needless to say, $100 is way more than any sane parent would give.
Of course, in this story, we imagine that the extra money was something that was completely accidental. The real problem will be explaining away why the kids can’t get that much every single time.
Whatever They Feel Like
Who says the Tooth Fairy has to give money anyway? Maybe they are a strange hoarder who trades a myriad array of things for teeth? That’s a good story to tell your kids.
After all, it’s all well and good unless children start collaborating about their Tooth Fairy experiences, but really, how often do kids get into some sort of deep discussion about the Tooth Fairy anyway? We don’t think it happens too often.
I Know the Truth
Usually, kids stop getting money from the Tooth Fairy when they’ve come to the realization that the Tooth Fairy isn’t real. But, that doesn’t mean they won’t ask. After all, is it really their fault that they learned the truth?
Should they be punished for knowing the truth when it was the parent’s job to keep up the deception? Maybe we’re looking too far into it, but if you started giving money for teeth, you should finish the job, right?
Behind the Back
Who needs fancy excuses or stories anyway? If you’re just a careful Tooth Fairy, you can easily keep up the charade with just a few moves. Heck, the kids don’t even have to be asleep if you’re really good at it.
Of course, we suppose it’s also risky to rely on such antiquated tricks of the trade, but if you aren’t the kind to make crazy plots and schemes, it might be best to just work with what you have in that moment.
Do You One Better
Clever children may be of the mind that they can catch the Tooth Fairy in the act. But at the same time, they may share their scheme with the Tooth Fairy, albeit unwittingly. When that happens, it isn’t very hard to thwart their plans.
Still, you have to do it the right way, or they may realize the truth of the interference. It’s all about keeping up the illusion! Of course, you could just tell them that the Tooth Fairy is invisible. That would be easy.
With how digital the world is these days, do you even need to give physical money to your kids for their teeth? There are other ways to go about this whole compensation business. For instance, you could just give them some money through the platform of their favorite game.
After all, who’s to say that the Tooth Fairy doesn’t have access to those types of things? Surely no one would expect the Tooth Fairy to be without a computer in today’s day and age?
The Old Switcheroo
It’s a pretty good idea to have a special container for your kid to put their teeth in, especially if you have a second identical container you can put money in. Needless to say, this makes the exchange much easier when the time comes.
The real clever parents are the ones who find ways to take the hassle out of being the Tooth Fairy! After all, they always say that you should work smarter, not harder.
The Tooth Rat
Is the Tooth Fairy just a little too mainstream for you? Well, forget about it then. Make up something else entirely. Something weird and a little concerning, like the Tooth Rat. We have no idea why anyone would make up the Tooth Rat.
But then again, the concept of the Tooth Fairy is already strange, so is there really any reason to consider one idea stranger than the other?
I Don’t Need Money
Some kids are weirdly attached to their teeth. Even if they could get paid for them, they may not want money in exchange for losing a tooth. This should make things pretty easy for the parent.
After all, then you just have to keep the tooth, and you don’t even have to worry about money or anything like that. That seems like a hassle-free experience to us! Weird to be so sentimental over a tooth, though.
The Magic Pot
Like we said before, forget about putting teeth under the pillow. That’s just a hassle and a mess for everyone and runs a much higher risk of the kids figuring something out if you wake them in their sleep.
Just find a special place or container for them. As long as you tell them that such is the way the Tooth Fairy operates from the very beginning, you don’t have to worry about the charade falling apart or anything.
How Does That Work?
Usually, kids sleep like bricks, completely gone to the world until they awaken every eight hours or so. And yet, they always seem to sleep like a feather when the time comes to exchange their teeth for money. Maybe they’re too excited to sleep properly on those nights.
It’s just another reason to ignore the whole ‘under the pillow’ thing. Honestly, how would a tiny Tooth Fairy even get under that pillow without getting crushed?
No Other Option
If a kid loses a tooth, then proceeds to fall asleep in a weird position and situation, the Tooth Fairy has to work with what she has, even if that means putting money in the waistband of some underwear, weird as that sounds.
Besides, there’s some semblance of logic to the whole thing, when you really think about it. Said logic is a little strange and kind of troubling, but it’s what you do when you have no other choice.
Everyone Needs a Break
If you really want to spur your kid’s imagination, then it pays to interact with them in a creative manner. For instance, if they write a unique letter to the Tooth Fairy, you should write a unique letter back to them.
That kind of thing will go a long way in fostering the creativity of your kids, even if they don’t always believe in things like the Tooth Fairy. It makes for some good transferrable skills in life later down the road!