Sunday, October 21, 2007

I Need Money

Oh dear lord. Emma has just discovered her first loose tooth. Have I ever mentioned how nauseous I get when the topic turns to teeth? She's currently sitting very carefully on the couch, afraid to move the wrong way (it's just barely wiggling). And she's a bit concerned about the meatloaf and tator tot combo we have cooking for dinner....it just might pull her tooth out, you know.

So, any ideas on how much the Tooth Fairy is giving out these days?

9 comments:

Karen Bowers said...

tooth fairy leaves $.50 at my house per tooth. my children would like me to know that is less than the going rate. the going rate naturally being which ever buddy of theirs is making the most from teeth falling out.

Joy said...

lol... that is too cute.. .well I think with the way prices are going with everything.. .they would think $5.00 a tooth... hehehe... just kidding.

scrapgeek said...

Our going rate is $1 - but that is a coin here and not a note.

Stephani said...

Oh my goodness Miss Emma is just to cute. Yep when the tooth fairy brought me anything it was usually $1 and way back then in the dinosaur ages that was SO much money! lol! lol! lol! lol! Our dollar was always rolled and tied with a pretty ribbon or left in a tiny box with a ribbon and there was always a special note attached. It took me a long time and many teeth and Christmas's to put together the fact that the tooth fairy and Santa wrote an awful lot alike! lol! lol! lol! It was always so special. I have heard of other tooth fairy's leaving money and a brand new tooth brush too!

loonyhiker said...

I remember being little and my sister tying a string around my tooth and the bathroom door. Then she slammed it shut and out popped my tooth! When my kids were little (30 years ago), they got a quarter. I guess with inflation now, I'm surprised kids aren't getting $20! LOL

Tink said...

Going rate around here is about $1. :)

Jill said...

I always left a silver dollar or now you can leave a presidential dollar (a replacement to the Susan B Anthony) since silvers are hard to find. I also asked the child to write a note to the tooth fairy - they had to leave it under their pillow ~ and that is one keepsake I will cherish forever. I made a special box that sits in my sock drawer for all of the teeth and notes.

Dave said...

Oh man, meatloaf and tater tot casserole ... I want to come over!

Squeamish about teeth, huh? Did you have to spend an entire Saturday afternoon shut by yourself in a bathroom until your loose tooth was, one way or another, removed from your jaw? Yeah, I love loose teeth.

Meg said...

Boy, Dave, your parents must have been MEAN!!!!!