Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Tooth Fairy Is Gonna Go Broke!

After weeks of molesting his loose tooth Tommy finally managed to pluck that bad boy out this morning. Needless to say, he was thrilled. He is very much excited to be catching up to his big brother who currently has five vacancies in his mouth. Egad. The tooth fairy is gonna go broke in this house.

Then again, I think the tooth fairy is a bit more, how shall I say it, CHEAP, at this house than others. Joey came home from school and told me that the tooth fairy left his friend TEN DOLLARS. Sheesh! I suspect the exchanged tooth was made of GOLD. In this house the first tooth warrants a two dollar reward and all following teeth a dollar. I still thought that was a hefty price. Goes to show what I know. I am starting to second guess that now.

I wonder if our local bank gives out tooth fairy loans. Hmm...

22 comments:

Hattie said...

Baaahahahaha! Hey if your tooth fairy is cheap then so is ours. Our kids get a dollar for each tooth too. Ten dollars! Yikes!

Linda said...

What happened to the quarter?

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

Ten dollars? Per tooth? That's crazy.

My friend came home one night and the babysitter told her that her daughter lost her tooth. My friend had been drinking so she put all the money in her purse under the pillow.

Emily said...

Ten dollars!? Good grief! I only got a quarter. Jack has one loose tooth...I guess I need to start saving up. :)

Jana said...

how fun! I remember waiting to catch up with my bro too! Sometimes the tooth fairy forgets to set her alarm and ends up putting way too much money under that pillow because she feels guilty for not showing up...ooops

Mom24 said...

Funny, Jacob was just telling me tonight that the tooth fairy left a friend $10 for a silver-capped tooth. I tried to convince him--not going to happen. Crazy!

Congrats on his first tooth. How fun!

Riahli said...

...I was thinking a quarter...shows how cheap I am! :)

Momisodes said...

$10 bucks? Sheesh, I guess the tooth fairy isn't struggling in this economy. I was thinking $1-$2 per tooth like you.

Hilary said...

The tooth might be worth $2 but that smile is priceless!

Jeni said...

WOW! Looks like inflation has even taken over the Tooth Fairy! Boy, when I was a kid, I got either a nickel or a dime -probably depending on what my Mom had available to let the Tooth Fairy deliver to me. The granddaughter -Miss Maya -has been losing her teeth for a little while now and I think she's been getting a big old quarter per tooth -regardless of which tooth or what order it came out at.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I think $10 is ridiculous! Our tooth fairy is cheaper, too, although she has recently been retired. (sniff)

Lisa said...

Julia got $1 for her first tooth. And this is from a "tooth fairy" that got $20 for her first tooth. Yep - MY tooth fairy was nutso!

Kelly said...

don't feel bad, our tooth fairy only brings a dollar per tooth here!!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

TEN BUCKS?!? Here she leaves a Sacajawea dollar for each tooth--and 5 for teeth pulled by dentists (rare).

Robyn said...

Yeah, the 10 dollars won't be happening here either.

Jaysi said...

$10????? Man, maybe I should lose some more teeth!!!

chrissy said...

The people who give ten dollars obviously haven't thought this through. Our closest friends give stuffed animals for front teeth. WHAT are they thinking? Our tooth fairy gives a dollar, too, and sadly, she once had to borrow it from one of the kids' piggy banks.

Dawn said...

The tooth fairy gives a dollar at my house to, although my kids have told me of friends who get $10 per tooth. I like your idea. I'll tell them that's only for gold teeth next time. ;)

tweetey30 said...

That is more than plenty of a tooth fairy number.. My youngest has lost one tooth but has another that is loose but wont come out.. she keeps playing with it.. Any suggestions are welcome...

theblankiechronicles.com said...

We did a two dollar bill for all Noah's front teeth-- and silver dollars for the rest...which I still thought was insane!

Karen Deborah said...

Man the most I ever got was 50 cents! I think if the price goes to high the tooth fairy can leave a note that says this, "Since your tooth is so highly valued, I thought you should keep it."

Tonya said...

just so you know the tooth fairy gives out the same amount at our house too! The 2 for first and 1 thereafter. With 4 kids you could go broke giving more than that :)

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