So far in my daughters 7 years of life there have been two incidents of the forgetful tooth fairy parent. Once at her dad's this summer which didn't really surprise me as he tends to forget things and now at my house. I typically pride myself on being on top of things like the Tooth Fairy so this #momfail definitely burns a bit.
I personally believe that there are so few years of things being magical in our lives in general that as long as I can I will stretch out the Easter Bunny, Tooth fairy and Santa. My children are however very smart, inquisitive and have probably already figured it out that I am all of those things. At 5 and 7 they don't however pretend to go along with it all. My son at 5 is still a bit more convinced and any little magical thing that happens gives him this glorious look of wonder. My daughter whom I failed this morning however is less convinced. That being said since I did so epically fail on the tooth fairy front this morning I was forced to go above and beyond. Hence the tiny little envelope below.
Below is my version of a tooth fairy apology letter stating that she was predisposed yesterday and failed to retrieve the tooth before morning. I used a key as comparison but you can see the fairy envelope is a little bigger than a key and hopefully will be something she treasures. This little bit of effort (10-15 minutes) will at very least show her how loved she is even if the magic isn't as strong.
Have you ever #momfailed? If so share your story below I would love to hear how you talked your way out of it or how you had the "talk" with the older sibling in order to keep the magic alive for the younger.