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Teeth February 3, 2006

Filed under: Family — Shannon @ 3:18 pm

Teeth are the most talked about subject at our home lately. Seth has two loose teeth and Rachel is getting some – finally. Rachel has a fever and leaky nose and is very grumpy. She is getting the bottom two at the same time. We have late teethers in this family. This is about the normal time that the other kids got some teeth. As soon as Rachel lets us see these new teeth, I will take a picture.

Seth has thought long and hard and has decided the tooth fairy is a guy. I have no idea why. We have talked a lot about him lately because a lot of his friends are losing their teeth. He asked how the tooth fairy gets all this money to give to kids – I said we pay for it in our taxes. Is that bad? When becoming a parent, I never thought really long about what I would say when approached with that subject! He also asked how the tooth fairy decides how much to give to each child and I told him that he gives the most for the first tooth because he is so excited to have a new customer and then a smaller amount after.

I was trying to remember back when I was a kid to think what I was told. I have no idea. The only cool thing I have planned is a special small pillow that they put it in and some gold fairy dust. It seems the going rate for a tooth is $1. What cool things did your parents do for the tooth fairy? Please respond, I miss hearing from you all.


3 Responses to “Teeth”

  1. Jon Says:

    One dollar?!? Per tooth?!? I can’t afford that! With three kids, that’s like a hundred bucks! I think I got a dime and that was only if I found the tooth after it fell out.

  2. Lee Says:

    All I remember about the tooth fairy is that she came and she was a “she” but i do remember my mom knocking out my first tooth by accident!

  3. Monique Says:

    I remember that we had to put the tooth under our pillow and when we woke up, there would be money in it’s place. As far as how much…I think it was 25 cents per tooth when I was a child. As for where the tooth fairy gets the money, I don’t think I ever thought to ask.

    I do remember that if I polished my dad’s shoes for him, I’d leave them all in a row for him to approve. When I went back in, all of the approved shoes had a dollar in them….which was usually all of them. 🙂

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