Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Tooth Fairy Is Can Be So Mean!

When I picked up my daughter from school yesterday, she was excited to show me that she lost another tooth--hr fifth one! She told me that she wasn't going to put the tooth under her pillow for the tooth fairy though. She had another loose tooth, so she thought she'd wait until that tooth came out and put both teeth under her pillow at the same time.

I asked her why she wanted to do that. She told me that a friend of hers got extra money from the tooth fairy when she lost two teeth in one day! So, she thought she'd fake the tooth fairy out by doing this.

I was at a loss for a minute! I told her that you can fake the tooth fairy out like that. She knows when a child looses a tooth. In addition, there was a risk that when the tooth fairy came that night and didn't see a tooth, she might start coming, thinking the child wasn't interested in her visits. This worked, and my daughter put her tooth under her pillow. Later, when I told my husband what had happened, he thought what I did was a bit of a threat.

It wasn't, but I was panicked!

I think it's wonderful that my daughter still believes in the tooth fairy. She also believes in Santa Claus. That one I find strange since we're Jewish, so Santa doesn't visit our house!

Nevertheless, I hope it's quite a few years before reality sets in!

11 comments:

  1. I think you handled that perfectly under such pressure! My son is 9 and still belives in all the "mystical creatures" he's afraid if he doesn't he won't get anything. He is testing the waters with the Easter Bunny, "since he only brings candy".
    Hope you are having a great day!

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  2. My dad played the tooth fairy in our house. I was a little older when I started losing my teeth, so even though I knew it was him, we carried on the ruse for years!

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  3. hehehe, you did exactly what every other parent would do :) Jen

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  4. Awwww...I love that she figured out how to work the system! Soooo funny!!!

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  5. I don't know. Scamming the Tooth Fairy? I like the way she thinks.

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  6. So do you get more the double the $ for two teeth? If so, they are just capitalizing on a flaw in the system.

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  7. Got to hand it to her; she's one smart cookie!

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  8. Reality? It's highly overrated.

    I think you handled this well. Kids teaching other kids the art of deception is kinda scary.

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  9. Ha! She's smart :) I love these years when the tooth fairy and Santa Claus are like magic to them. :)

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  10. I call THAT high-level thinking!

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