Parenting the Banana Bros: Tooth Fairy Cups

As I watched my kids grow up I had visions of playing the tooth fairy. Each year they got closer to losing teeth I got more anxious. What if I wake them up? What if I can’t find their tooth? What if it falls out of bed, behind the bed, under the bed … the possibilities for screwing it up are endless. And so the “Tooth Fairy Cup” was born. 

What is the tooth fairy cup? Are you ready for this?? 

Grab a shot glass. 

You heard me … a SHOT GLASS. 

I personally would suggest avoiding anything with slogans like “1 shot, 2 shot, 3 shot, Floor” or “Viva Las Vegas” but hey, who am I to say what your Tooth Fairy likes.  

You can stop shaking your head now. Seriously, think about it. It’s the perfect size for the tiny little Tooth Fairy. The Tooth Fairy Cup sits right next to your kiddo’s toothbrush so there is no chance of bed=loss. You can clearly see the teeth through the cup (which your kids will love). AND … it totally eliminates the risk of stepping on Legos in the dark, tripping over toys, and/or waking your toothless angel. Genius. Until … 

Unloading the dishwasher.  

K: What’s that?

Mommy: A glass. I’m unloading the dishwasher. You should help.

K: No. On the top shelf.

M: Oh. They are for adults

K: Are you sure? They look exactly like my tooth fairy cup. 

M: (Lights, buzzers, and sirens going off in my head). Huh? What are you talking about? 

B: I see them! Mom, I see them!

K: Up there on the top shelf. There are like 10 tooth fairy cups. Why do we have so many?

M: Ooooh! Those are backups. 

K: Backups? But why are there so many? 

B: What is a backup?

M: Oh … well you know that Tooth Fairy, she is always moving so fast, and in a hurry to get money to so many kids each night. I just got some extra in case she knocked one over and it broke. She’s kinda messy. 

K: She is? I didn’t know she was messy.

B: Is she ever messy here? 

K: I’ve never seen a mess. Are you sure?

Great! Now I have to make a mess on top of stealthily replacing the teeth for money.