As kids, brushing your teeth felt like an absolute chore. It was the burden before you went to bed and that boring task in the morning before you had to trudge towards school. That’s when parents blessed the world with the tooth fairy.
A little incentive to give kids more focus on their teeth and earn financial treats in the form of pound coins (or dollars) when losing your baby teeth as you grow up.
Children try their best to stay up late enough to catch the tooth fairy but to no avail. All they want to know is who this mysterious creature is… Well, now they will.
Henry Warren from London recently shared on his Twitter that his 8-year-old son, Sam was ‘dreadful’ at brushing his teeth.
Thankfully, the winged wonder was already well-aware of Sam’s bad habits.
After Sam lost one of his teeth, he popped it under his pillow and waited for his £1 coin to appear in the morning. But when he awoke, he was greeted with a formal letter from ‘the desk of Barry T. Tooth Fairy’.
Barry warned Sam of the dangers of poor ‘tooth hygiene’ and that he can no longer exchange money for poor quality teeth.
Now parents everywhere are applauding Henry for giving his son an incentive to keep up his dental hygiene.
Dear Mr Warren,
This letter is to inform you that I have now taken receipt of your tooth and it is being duly processed in our system.
You will have noticed there has been a delay in your payment for the tooth. Mr Warren, I have to inform you that this is due to the condition in which we found said tooth. We expect a certain amount of wear and tear on the teeth we appraise. However in this case your tooth had to be referred up to the committee for further analysis.
We believe this is due to the lack of care and attention by yourself. We have detected more than trace amounts of Fanta and residual amounts of both cereal and chocolate which have not been removed by appropriate brushing technique. We recommend you review your practice here as a matter of urgency.
Mr Warren we will accept the tooth on this occasion but we need your assurances that the condition of your next tooth will be significantly better or we will withhold payment.
Barry T. Tooth Fairy
The letter has been loved by folks online with many parents hailing Henry for his excellent parenting technique.
I think Barry may be making the rounds at the local dentists from now on.
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