-- Who said the Tooth Fairy has to leave cash?
When Ray Skwire’s 10-year-old son Elliot lost a tooth, he and his wife decided to have a little fun with what the Tooth Fairy left under his pillow.
In a photo of their conversation over text posted to Imgur, the couple is debating how much to give their son when Skwire suggests leaving not only a few dollars, but also a note about doing his chores.
“Like any parent we struggle with getting our kid to do chores,” Swkires told ABC News. “He usually does them, but sometimes he slacks.”
The idea snowballed until eventually, Skwire and his wife crafted a letter direct from The Offices of Tooth and Fairy, LLC in Hygienia Molarville, requesting that their son complete his chores as asked.
“By leaving your tooth out for one of our Tooth Adjusters, you, the toothee, have entered into a contractual obligation to perform measured work, herein known as Chores,” the note, with its formal letterhead, reads.
After an overview of the situation and what is expected, the letter concludes, "The most comfortable solution for all three parties involved (Tooth Adjusters, Toothee, and Parental Units) is for you, the toothee, to do your chores as expected, on time, every day. Do not make us come and take your teeth."
“He was not too happy,” Skwire laughed. But, since the soon-to-be fifth-grader does not believe in the Tooth Fairy, he said it was all in good fun.
“[Elliot] was over it in five minutes. We all have a good sense of humor,” he said.
Much to his surprise, the photos Skwire posted of the prank on Imgur have garnered a lot of attention, with fellow parents laughing at the stunt.
Let’s hope the Tooth Fairy’s letter is effective, or else she may need to call in Santa for backup.