There comes a time in every child’s life when they need to decide if Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy are actually real. Usually, this process comes as a result of much internal soul-searching, supplemented by a whole lot of hearsay. In one case, however, instead of relying upon the wisdom of older kids, or even just asking his parents, one 9-year-old boy decided to make his decision based upon scientific evidence.
When this particular boy lost a tooth, he decided to keep it a secret for three days. He kept his tooth under his pillow, as kids are instructed to do, so that the the Tooth Fairy can take it and leave them money. When, after three nights, he came up empty, he finally told his parents about the lost tooth. The next morning, he finally discovered money under his pillow. That’s when he confronted his parents with his rock-solid evidence. His dad, Fahd Ahmad, shared the sweet anecdote on Twitter, where it has now been re-tweeted more than 141,000 times:
Just learned our 9y/o did an experiment on us. Lost tooth, told no one for 3d, kept tooth under his pillow. No $. Then he tells us he lost the tooth, next night there is money under his pillow. Then confronted us with his scientific evidence that the tooth fairy isn't real.
— Rogue Dad, M.D. (@RogueDadMD) April 23, 2018
Ahmad speculates that his son probably didn’t realize his experiment would result in a financial loss.
“I think he lost his future cash flow, which is something he probably didn’t anticipate,” he told Mashable.
Now that his son knows the truth, his dad has given him a big responsibility: not spoiling it for his two younger brothers:
He’s been tasked with not blowing the secret for his younger brothers. We will see what he can do
— Rogue Dad, M.D. (@RogueDadMD) April 24, 2018
Here’s hoping he doesn’t spill the beans!