- The little plastic treasure chest the school nurse gave you to store your tooth if you lost it during school. Sometimes, if the tooth was hanging by a thread, I’d help it along simply for a tiny plastic chest before going home for the day.
- The cash reward mysteriously left by a fairy who oddly likes teeth. Ironically, the amount of money left was only enough to buy a pack of gum or some sort of other cheap, sugary treat.
My mom, AKA the tooth fairy, kept every tooth. She had them in a box in her dresser. My parents home was broken into a few years ago and the unwitting thieves stole the box, assuming it contained something of monetary value. Alas, they were only my treasure. They must have been terribly disappointing to them.
I pondered leaving my wisdom teeth under my pillow after the two that actually grew in were unceremoniously pried from my mouth. Adult teeth, roots intact, must be worth more than tiny children’s teeth, but something told me fairies only like children.
Designer Jessica Yeo has created a cute set of tooth fairy receipts to make the prospect of losing a tooth a little more exciting. It’s the fairy version of a doctor’s bill, though luckily the fairies are satisfied with a tooth in exchange for their work. This does make me think of a homemade Halloween costume. A couple years, separated by 1 year as Godzilla, I dressed as an evil tooth fairy – pliers, booze, blood splatters. A receipt for payment would have been a great extra prop. I unfortunately lose my crown of teeth every time I wear the costume leading to me spending a day making new fimo teeth with tin foil cavities. It could be worth it for another spin with an enhanced costume.
- via Laughing Squid