Sneaking into your child's bedroom to grab their bloody baby tooth while they're sleeping comes with the risk of them finding out that maybe you are the tiny, magical tooth-collecting lady after all. Then, of course, different parents have different tooth fairy traditions and if kids start talking at school during their tooth-losing phase, they'll probably find out the hard way that they get fifty cents per tooth but Alicia gets a twenty dollar bill, a stuffed animal and a trip to Disney World.
Coming up with funny excuses for why the "Tooth Fairy" didn't come last night because you fully fell asleep and forgot, or why a winged creature looks suspiciously like dad, can spiral into some funny stories for future family gatherings. So, when a Reddit user asked, "'Tooth Fairies': how do you do it without waking the kiddos? Any funny stories?" people who have stealthily slipped cash under a kid's pillow were ready to share.