My Kids Have Cheap Tooth Fairies
When I was a little girl, I got nickles and dimes when I lost teeth. When I found out other kids in my kindergarten class in 1978 got quarters, I was a bit disappointed but I never complained. I had everything I needed so the change the tooth fairy gave me was just something to play with at that age.
When I had my own children, I wanted to make sure they were getting what other kids got. Through my research, I found that $1 was the going rate for a tooth in the mid to late 90s. My daughter was happy with her dollars and she never complained.
Recently I found out that $1 is way too little for a tooth in today's market. Ooops. Our tooth fairies are still giving a dollar a tooth while other kids say they get a lot more. I heard a kid at my son's school say she got $20 for a tooth. They obviously have a rich tooth fairy. I can't afford $20 a tooth. Other kids say they get $5.
The day before yesterday, two of my children lost a tooth. If our tooth fairy paid $20 a tooth, I'd be broke right now. I would have given them more than a dollar but then they would have expected more all the time. I'd also have to explain inflation and cost of living. I opted for the easy route and gave $1 a tooth.
Regardless of how much the tooth fairy pays in other houses, my kids are happy with their dollars. How much does your kids' tooth fairy pay for teeth?
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