August 28, 2006

Loose Tooth

The Boy is very excited. All his Kindergarten classmates lost teeth last year and even the kids in his Sunday School class, who are younger than him, lost teeth (one as many as eight teeth in the past year), but The Boy's teeth remained firmly attached. Friday night he bit into something and started complaining that his tooth hurt.

I checked his molars and they all looked fine, but he kept complaining. So I asked which tooth hurt. Sure enough it was a front one. The tooth he grew first and for which we once called him "Fang" since for over a month it was the only tooth he had.

It keeps wiggling and soon will come out. There is some discussion as to whether the tooth fairy our family is assigned to is the kind that grants wishes (as in One Morning in Maine) or the more common money-bringing variety. The cheapskate in me prefers the wish-granting fairies, but considering that The Boy's wishes tend towards seeing a live dinosaur, I think we need to ask for a fairy who brings a dollar or two.

We've heard that with inflation teeth are paying more these days than they used to. I suppose the tooth fairy needs to go to the bank to make sure there is cash on hand when the day of tooth loss comes.


We have the buck-a-tooth variety flitting about our house. It is also a very lazy fairy and sometimes it takes a day or two for it to do its job.

Posted by: Sarah G. at August 28, 2006 07:53 AM

Our tooth fairy is also lazy (or forgetful?), and often visits in the morning while the tooth-loser is eating breakfast. She typically gives $5 for the first tooth lost, and then "only" a buck for the other teeth. My kids think she is pretty cheap.

Posted by: chewymom at August 28, 2006 08:45 AM

Well, the tooth fairy that works our house gave a buck for the first but fifty cents for the rest. So far there haven't been any complaints.

Posted by: nina at August 28, 2006 11:00 AM

Although we've had no need for a tooth fairy yet, I believe ours will be cheapest one in the neighborhood!!! We plan on a couple of bucks for the first, and then a dollar for each after that...Next door, a tooth goes for $10. Wowzers...

Posted by: Amy at August 28, 2006 07:07 PM

oh, I can relate! I was the last kid in my class to lose a tooth, and then it was only because my sister accidentally kicked it out on the jungle gym. I was really glad! However, the tooth was lost in the grass and so I made my mother write a note to the Tooth Fairy explaining the circumstances. My first affidavit!

Posted by: Sarah at August 29, 2006 07:26 AM

Jordana, my Little Lou didn't loose a tooth last year in kindergarten either. She was highly disappointed, lol. But just a few days before starting school this year, she finally lost her first tooth. She was tickled pink!

Posted by: Kim at August 29, 2006 11:18 AM