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I'm sure we all remember the excitement we felt as little kids when we lost a tooth. The concept of getting money from the Tooth Fairy for simply getting rid of a baby tooth was enticing to a child who knew nothing about money, and when we become parents, it's a fun thing to pass down to our children.

Here are a few funny stories from parents on Tooth Fairy duty, courtesy of Reddit.

​Some of the funniest stories come from the kids trying to catch the Tooth Fairy in the act.


Once, my son got the bright idea to con the tooth fairy. He made playdoh teeth and left them. As he was totally naive about this, he shared his plan with me. He anticipated untold riches! However, the fake teeth only yielded fake money - chocolate coins in gold-colored foil!


I did that once as a kid with a little shred of popcorn. Since I didn't tell my parents, it was still under my pillow the next few mornings. I figured the tooth fairy wasn't fooled, so I wrote an apology note for trying to trick her.


Everything is explainable by magic.

I have 3 kids and it's not hard to do it without waking them. Once the kid lost a tooth at night and we didn't have anything smaller than a $20 so we told him that means he lost a super special tooth.

The other parents in his class heard about it and were annoyed with us because their kids thought it was the going rate.

When my middle kid got money for his first tooth he tried really hard to loosen another to make a quick buck. He swallowed it at lunch and was so upset but we paid him anyway and told him the Tooth Fairy could use magic to get it.



My youngest had the idea that the tooth fairy wears a blue sparkly dress. He would ask me if I was the tooth fairy so I let him look through my closets. No blue sprakly dress.

Next summer was my parents "turn" for a visit and what does my son find in my mama's closet? A blue sparkly dress! Grandma's the tooth fairy!


That’s a smart 3 year old.

My daughter (younger than my son) saw her big bro getting loot for his newly lost tooth. She was maybe 3 years old and wanted in on the action. I caught her putting something under her pillow one evening and said, honey what are you hiding under your pillow? She looked at me and whispered "magic coins". I said uhhh, what? She had placed Chuck E. Cheese tokens under the pillow and when I asked why, she said that if she left some money that a secret fairy would come and leave her some teeth.

Of course, that night I chipped small pieces off a block of Parmesan cheese and dipped them lightly in ketchup "blood", placed in a bag and made the exchange.

A much better deal than being out a five spot every time my kid sheds a tooth.


This is so wholesome.

Years ago, my son decided he was going to catch the tooth fairy on camera by setting up his tablet to record in his room. When I walked in, I saw what he had done and walked over to it and knocked it face down. See, his tablet recorded in 30 second increments. So standing behind the tablet, I took a picture with flash on so it would light up a room like the tooth fairy. Counted to 30 and stepped out.

The next morning I scrolled to find the places with me in it and deleted them before he woke up. The result was a few dollars under his pillow and a video with a flash of the tooth fairy showing up. He was so excited!


Perhaps the funniest stories come from when parents forget to make the switcheroo.

Gotta come up with a good excuse.

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When my daughter lost her tooth I completely forgot to do the swap and she told me the next morning, I made a letter from the tooth fairy explaining how she couldn't leave her money because of how messy her room was that she hurt herself trying and would come back when her room was all tidy. Gave me time to get some cash and a reason for her to tidy her room.


A serious problem.

I don't have kids but here's the story on how I found out the truth.

I woke up in the morning looked under my pillow and tooth was still there, no money. So I of course told my dad later on and he straight up said "oh crap I forgot" and pulls out some money and gives it to me...

No explanation no fancy story no nothing, I didn't even question anything. But I was pretty surprised

Edit: they never were into the whole Santa, tooth fairy, Easter bunny, etc. They even said "if you see a fat white man coming down that chimney there's gonna be a serious problem"


Nice save.

My husband and I fell asleep and forgot to take the tooth and leave money a few weeks ago for my 6 year old. My brilliant husband was like "it's because of covid". So we told her the tooth fairy wasn't collecting teeth because of covid and was just sending kids robux (currency in the game Roblox that they play) in lieu of leaving money under the pillow, due to social distancing requirements. I quickly added $10 worth before she logged in to check, and she was thrilled.


I don’t know how they do it, but sometimes kids just manage to not notice anything through the entire ordeal.

That’s slick.

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I'd do it right in front of them without them noticing.

I had a very small velvet beggar's purse type of bag for the kids to put their tooth in when they came out. I actually had two of these bags but they didn't know that. They'd put their tooth in the bag then put the bag under the pillow. I'd have the other bag with money in my pocket.

I'd sit on the end of their bed and talk or read a story for a few minutes. Then I'd say it's time to go so I'd stand up, lean over them to kiss them all over their face and hug them using one arm while swapping out the tooth bag with the money bag. Never got caught.


The Tooth Rat sounds terrifying.

When I was a kid my parents told me about the tooth rat, not the tooth fairy. We left our teeth behind the bedroom door instead of under the pillow. Now I know it was because they tried to test the pillow thing and I woke up.


The best part about being a kid who believes in the Tooth Fairy is when she manages to slide us more money than we expect. I remember getting $5 once and getting so excited! It's the best when the magic is still there.

Of course, we all eventually grow up and find out the truth. But until then, it's fun to believe in something so magical

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Schools aren’t always so lucky to have the cool kinds of weird kids though. The spectrum of weird extends even further than that, and can sometimes end up very disasterous.

U/Imaginary_East5786 asked: What was the weirdest thing the weird kid did at school?

​Let’s start with the grossest of the gross. Because why not.

Was it worth it?

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He heard that you'd automatically get suspended if you peed your pants at school. He wanted to find out if it was true, peed his pants, got suspended.


Scientific method:

> Observation: 'I've heard that by peeing your pants you will be suspended'

> Hypothesis: If I pee my pants I will be suspended

> Experiment: I peed my pants and I got suspended

> Conclusion: If I pee my pants I get suspended


Uhhh what was the intention here?

He got mad that he didn't understand how to play a game at lunchtime so he started hitting and punching the nearest person to him, who happened to be me. When I shoved him away and asked him what the hell was he doing, he whipped his unit.out, charged at me and when I shoved him away from me again he started crying and ran away with his member still sticking out.


​Next ones up are the lowkey (or even highkey) disturbing stories. These weird kids can get a little scary.

Boom theret.

At my middle school, someone decided to get a little attention with a good old fashioned bomb threat. Except they thought that a bomb threat meant literally writing "bomb threat" somewhere. Worse yet, they misspelled the f*ck out of it, and wrote "boom theret."

So we had to go on a brief, very awkward lockdown while the police checked the perimeter for booms.


I hope there was no overlap in the columns.

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She wrote a list of all the girls and boys she wanted to kiss and murder and then casually passed it out on the playground.


2 separate lists or just the 1?


Same list 2 columns lol.


Holy crap.

Had the weird kid in high school ask the teacher to use the bathroom. She said no and this dude legit stabbed his hand with a pencil. Went all the way through then asked if he could*t was wild.

This was Pearl High School in Mississippi. This was the school Luke Woodham shot and killed his girlfriend and her friend at the school. This kid stabbed himself with the pencil about 2 months after that happened. This was late 1997.


​Most of the time, however, the weird kids are pretty d*mn funny.

Ok, but this takes a lot of skill.

Had a kid nicknamed "cheeseburger" in the grade ahead of me in high school. He got his nickname because when it was time for his class to go to lunch, he snuck into the roof and crawled his way into the cafeteria, dropped down and proceeded to steal all the cheeseburger put out for lunch. Unfortunately they caught him in the act and sent him to the principal's office.

A year later he was caught stealing a teacher's computer, and in the process of being arrested he bit the officers hand, getting him sent to juvi never to be heard of again.


Every school had the cat girl.

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The weird kid at my highschool tied a string around his pencil case and pulled out around the halls pretending it was a dog. He still lives in my hometown. I think unemployed.

Oh also weird girl in middle school acted like a cat. She would meow and hiss at people, lick the water fountain and rub her body on the teacher's legs. In 8th grade. I have no idea where she ended up.



Weird kid in elementary was a self proclaimed alien. Once, while waiting for the bus, she told me "On my planet we eat people like you" and proceeded to bite me. We later became friends in high school and she used to give me massages during lunch break in the quad. Just realized now she was likely tenderizing me.


I was exactly this kind of weird.

He didn't say much, but if asked, he would go to the front of the class and perform Tip-Toe Through the Tulips with all of the emotion and volume of Tiny Tim, holding nothing back.

The last I heard, he became an energy trader, made a ton of money and married well.


I can definitely relate to that last one. In middle school, my English teacher would let me go to the front of the class and perform monologues or songs from Broadway musicals. Weird, but that’s what happens when schools cut funding for the arts and the theatre kids have no outlet.

As long as you’re not hurting anyone, I say let your freak flag fly, man

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