Thursday, October 9, 2008

A Mouthful

For the love of Pete, can my daughter please lose her first tooth! She is so upset that everyone has lost their teeth but her. Like every First Grader is a big kid and she's still in Toddler Land. I am just about to knock one of those suckers out myself. Day in and day out all she says is, "I think one is lose, hurry Mom, come look." I have to stop playing on the computer cleaning the house to go wiggle a non-wiggling tooth and pretend like it may be moving.

I swear when that day comes I am going to make a bigl ol' tooth cake and party like it's 1999! I can't take it anymore. I am thinking of putting a rock in her oatmeal just to have it over and done with. Is that evil? I don't think so, but we may have differing opinions. I happen to think it's just helping a kid out. She will thank me for it later, I am sure. Don't you think?

So what does a cute & clean first tooth go for these days? I got a shiny quarter, but if you think about inflation over the past 25 years then maybe it's like up to $4. But then factor in the economy right now, the stock market, supply and demand of teeth, maybe we are talking $2. I just don't know. Anyone have a calculator? Or better yet, just tell me what the Tooth Fairy is dishing out in your neck of the woods.

24 comments:

Busymama Kellie said...

No tooth fairy visits here yet but I suspect she'll be leaving $1 when the time comes. My hubs said that seems to be the customary answer when he polls his patients!

Rebekah said...

My advise- buy a trampoline. Works every time.

One of my boys had 3 of his baby teeth knocked out at different times while wrestling around on a trampoline. My little girl lost her first tooth at 1 yr because of a trampoline, too.

Mrs. S said...

I was the LAST kid in Kindergarten to lose my first tooth. It was incredibly sad. Everyone else had their names on the tooth chart (or whatever it was called), but not me. Not until the very last moment of school.

We only live about an hour from Lincoln. If I had to live in a city, I think that would be one of my first choices. I really like it there.

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

I have no idea what the going rate is for a tooth fairy visit. But a girl I work with is giving her nephew $10.00 for each tooth! I think that is just crazy! So far he has only lost 1, but that is a huge chunk of change!

Whatever you decide just make sure you will be able to keep it the same for all of her teeth and your son's teeth too!

Alicia said...

The Tooth Fairy in our neck of the woods brings $5 for the very first tooth with each subsequent tooth bringing only $1.

And I don't think the whole rock in the oatmeal thing is evil. That's because I don't have the right to think that. Recently, my oldest had a tooth that was loose for weeks. It was so loose that it was crooked and she kept asking me to pull it. Well, this mama doesn't do mouths. UGH! So when she started playing soccer, I secretly hoped that a soccer ball would hit her in the mouth and knock that sucker out. So you see. You're not the only one.

Bonnie said...

Our oldest lost two so far. We left a twoonie (IN Canada it's $2.00 in case you did not know that)..lol.

Kristi said...

Well, you can do what my dad did when he got sick of us complaining. He wrapped dental floss around the tooth and then tied it to the bathroom door knob and slammed the door.

Yeah...I know...can we say..."Therapy"? My son lost his first tooth at grandmas house where he received FIVE dollars. What the?? The next time he recieved 1 or 2 dollars back at our house. We told him that each tooth is special and unique and you never know how much the Tooth Fairy is going to leave each time. It just depends how much change we can scrounge out of his piggy bank at 3 in the morning when we remember to put something under his pillow and have no cash! :)

ParentingPink said...

My daughter is in kindergarten and hasn't lost a tooth yet. But I'm ready! Just bought a cute tooth fairy pillow! Augh, now the waiting begins! LOL

Nikki B. said...

Be glad she's excited!! My daughter won't pull her teeth...she waits till they are falling out of her head!! She's already swallowed one. Right now, one of her front teeth is hanging...literally HANGING...by just the smallest little bit of tooth! The child won't open her mouth for fear that we will yank it out!!

Mommyto2 said...

Tooth fairy hasn't come yet, and boy is she SLOW! The baby had her front 2 teeth pulled almost a year ago.
Actually, since she was only 1 and wouldn't remember the "fairy", we (read I)decided to wait until the older kid lost his first(maybe this year) and the tooth fairy could visit both.
I'm thinking $1 each.

Karen said...

For her first teeth the tooth fairy gave silver dollars. Mainly she didn't continue because the kid was loosing teeth faster than the tooth fairy could get to the bank to replenish her supply. Now it's whatever is in her purse.

tollesons4him said...

the first time the tooth fairy visited our house she left a $2 bill. Now she leaves silver dollars.

Midwest Mommy said...

Put a rock in her oatmeal!!!! I love it.
When I taught first grade it was like all of a sudden if one tooth went they all started falling out. M

Shannon (muzbeecrazy.com) said...

Our tooth fairy gives those gold one dollar coins. My Kiki has only lost her two bottom teeth with no signs of looseness in any of the other teeth. She lost those a while ago so I'm not sure what is going on there. She is in second grade. People tell me the longer they take to fall out, the stronger the new teeth will be. I'm not sure if that's true or not but I'd like to think so!

Melissa said...

The tooth fairy leaves $1 around here. Gavin has lost his 4 bottom teeth already. Hope she comes to your house soon!!

Jean said...

A dollar will usually do it. Their just thrilled to get anything at that point.
Once one comes out they will start popping out like popcorn and the toothfairy will need to make sure she has some ones or quarters around. A 3rd or 4th tooth loss is never worth $5 ever.

Maggie, Dammit said...

HA! This is hysterical. :)

My oldest was very late losing hers, I remember the urge to punch them out. ;)

Munchkins and Music said...

Haven't gotten there yet, but I'm excited for my kids to be excited to lose a tooth too!

Lisa said...

The Tooth Fairy also leaves $1.00 at our house.

April said...

The short people in our house get $1 a tooth, however the youngest short person informed me after loosing his first molar it is worth $5 because there are more roots. lol. The tooth fairy left him a very polite note explaining that one dollar bills is all she carries and she only has enough for one per child. :)

Melanie said...

I remember being one of the last to lose my teeth too. I was always younger than everyone else in my class, so that could be why.

I have no idea what a tooth goes for these days. Maybe $1 or $2.

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Kim N said...

My daughter was in the same boat last year and we finally had to take her to get her two front bottom teeth pulled by the dentist because we discovered her permanent teeth were growing in BEHIND her baby teeth! Might want to watch for that!

heidi said...

We left a crisp $5 for the first tooth and $1 for every subsequent one. Inflation and all that.

Of course, we're THAT family that doesn't actually do the tooth fairy so they often just hand us the tooth and ask for their money. I think they should pay me to dispose of their teeth, quite frankly.

Heidi said...

We have usually left $1.00 per tooth. Although, one of my daughters lost her tooth at school...and then lost the tooth at school. The "school" tooth fairy gave her $2.00 in addition to the one she received at home. (I think it was because the teacher felt so bad)
My 9 year old was the ABSOLUTELY oldest child to lose a tooth at school. We are talking mid second grade. She was sooooo upset.

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