Dear Tooth Fairy,
I am appalled at your disregard for my 8 year-old daughter. This is now the second time you've dismissed her dental progress. May I remind you that while we were on a cruise 2 years ago, she lost her tooth in the beginning of the week and, not once, did you visit. We explained to her that you get seasick and couldn't make the trip so far from land. You did come, eventually, long after we were home and unpacked. Perhaps you need to look into retirement, if this is not the gig for you, because you've done it again!
My daughter lost her tooth 3 days ago and has, with much anticipation, placed her prize under her pillow, with dreams of finding a measly coin or two in the morning. I can understand the first day. After all, she did lose her tooth while at the orthodontist. I tucked it away in my wallet during the visit and that is where it stayed. She reminded me in the morning that you forgot to come and I defended you, telling her it was my fault, that you couldn't possibly come when there was no tooth under her pillow. Out of sight, out of mind, right?
Anyway, that evening brought a new excitement. 'Maybe the tooth fairy will bring something extra', my daughter said. My plan was to wait up for you to give you a piece of my mind, but I was exhausted that night and went to bed early. Well, guess what, Tooth Fairy?! Yep, no money again! I was in the kitchen making coffee when my little girl found me with a disappointed look on her face. I kissed her and told her that so many kids must've lost their teeth and you couldn't possibly get to them all. Besides, I explained, she didn't lose it the previous night, she lost it the night before, so you must've forgotten....AGAIN.
Well, I thought there was no room for error on the third night. My daughter talked and talked about it. She even placed her now-rotting tooth in a large bag so there would be no mistaking it. She went to bed early and I stayed up late, waiting, again, for you, while chatting with some guests who stopped by for a visit. I figured you would come after they left, as to avoid confrontation, so I retired for the evening, with full faith that you would not disappoint my daughter again. I left the front light on and made sure my address was visible from your standpoint. I woke to my daughter staring me in my face, questioning your ethics...and mine! She is blaming me for your error and I've now had to shell out countless dollars to make up for your shortcomings.
Please, Tooth Fairy, you need to come up with a better system. Perhaps we can hang the tooth from the bathroom mirror, so you can easily access it during those late hours...or from a doorknob so there's no mistaking that it's there. These are just my thoughts, you do what you want. I'm not looking to get reimbursed, even though I covered you this time, but, please, don't let this happen again.