The Tooth Fairy That Goes Bump in the Night

The Skeeterflip Report #5         

You know how I mentioned last week that Bumblefee was flying into doors and crashing into windows? Well, she still is. So often, in fact, that I decided to figure out why.

(Plus, what kind of inspector would I be if I didn't investigate something like this?)

To get a better understanding of what she was doing when she had these accidents, I accompanied her on her tooth fairy pick-up assignments. After observing her in action for a full week, I concluded my investigation and now present you with my findings.

Finding number one: she crashes into doors on purpose.

Let me explain. Bumblefee loves being a tooth fairy, and so she tries to visit as many children as she can every night.  To fit in all these visits, she plans the shortest flying route to each house and bedroom. If this route takes her to a child's door, she flies right into it instead of making an adjustment to go under the door or using her magic key to open the door.

When I asked her why she did this – especially since she bumped her nose every single time – she told me that Mischiefee said it would work. Apparently, he told her that if she hit the door with the tip of her nose, it would open up on its own, thereby saving her precious seconds. When it didn’t work the first time, she figured she just needed more practice. That’s why she’s been flying into doors ever since.

Finding number two: she crashes into windows because she doesn't recognize herself.

Again, let me explain. Unlike Ariafee, who can’t get enough of her own reflection, Bumblefee doesn’t spend much time in front of a mirror. That’s why her socks never match, her dress doesn’t fit right, and her hair is held in place by pencils.

This also means that she doesn’t really remember what she looks like. Because of that, when she flies towards a window and sees her reflection, she thinks it's another tooth fairy. Being the friendly tooth fairy she is, Bumblefee smiles and sees this tooth fairy smile too. She then waves, and sees that other tooth fairy wave back. Encouraged by the friendly response, she then flies faster to meet this tooth fairy, only to crash into the window when the fairy she is meeting is really herself.

In conclusion, I am happy to report that I explained to Bumblefee why she was having her mishaps, and she has now stopped crashing into doors and windows. At least for the time being. To be frank, I don’t expect that to last. There’s just something about her that makes me think she’ll be bumping into things again before too long. I'll keep you posted.

That's it for this week's report. I'll send over another soon.

Signing off.

Inspector Skeeterflip

The Skeeterflip Report is the official record of our tooth fairies' activities, as observed and chronicled by Inspector Skeeterflip, our Loose Tooth Checker and self-appointed company reporter. Unofficially, it's a tooth fairy story. But we try not to call it that in front of him.