When their 10-year-old son lost a tooth, a Philadelphia couple decided to have some fun.
Ray Skwire's son Elliot lost a tooth, and he and his wife knew they wanted to do something more than just give him a couple dollars under his pillow.
After Elliot lost his tooth, the couple conspired over text, making plans to give their son a letter from the "Tooth Fairy" telling him he has to do his chores. After the parents discussed how much money they should give their son, Ray made a hilarious suggestion.
"Maybe a chore list with a note of he doesn't shape up, the TF is gonna just take his teeth straight out of his mouth while he sleeps," Skwire texted his wife.
"Like any parent we struggle with getting our kid to do chores," the father told ABC News. "He usually does them, but sometimes he slacks."
The plan took off from there and soon, the parents had created a professional-looking letterhead from "The Offices of Tooth and Fairy, LLC" in "Hygenia, Molarville."
"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 letter reads.
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."
The father said that his son, unsurprisingly, was not thrilled about receiving the letter, but that he was over it quickly. Hopefully, for the parents' sake, the prank will result in Elliot doing his chores.