A mum was branded 'savage' over a tooth fairy note to her son until parents realised her 'clever' plan.
The mum sent a note to her son from Angelica - the name they've always used for the tooth fairy.
In it, she said: "Sorry I couldn't take your tooth as it has a cavity, please ensure you brush more thoroughly in future."
After sharing it in Facebook group with fellow parents, she was quickly branded 'savage' by mums and dads who felt the note was a bit too cruel.
"I ain't preaching as I'm very relaxed with my kids eating as they are a healthy weight, but just feel this is a bit harsh when all kids love the tooth fairy experience," said one.
"I know it’s hard times but this is savagery," mocked another.
But the mum explained that the note was written to her teenager, who was in on the whole thing - and it was all part of a plan to get her youngest to clean his teeth better.
"My teenager’s tooth came out last night, so the tooth fairy wrote this note, knowing my 7 year old will be more keen to brush his teeth in future," she said.
After receiving some criticism, she later edited her post to add: "My teenager doesn’t believe in the tooth fairy, he wasn’t upset and agreed to this to encourage his little brother to brush his teeth."
Parents who realised the grand plan from the off were quick to praise the mum's 'genius' idea.
"Thank you!! I’ve saved this to show my young kids!! Brilliant," said one. While another added: "Love this! And love how supportive the teenager is."
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