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Old 03-19-2010, 08:27 AM
 
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True Story.

While we were on a tourist bus in Canada, my son swallowed one of his teeth.

He burst out crying because he wouldnt' have a tooth for the tooth fairy!

Half of the passengers on the bus rushed to give him money!

To this day, I don't know if they reacted out of kindness or if they simply wanted him shut up!
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Old 03-20-2010, 01:43 AM
 
Location: Liberal Coast
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It's generally a dollar for my niece. However, with her first tooth she got two bucks. I guess my grandparents are the ones who left the money, so my sister had to figure out how to explain it away so she wouldn't have to give two bucks every time. That tooth was loose, and my niece pulled it out herself. That's why my sister told her she got two bucks instead of one.
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Old 03-20-2010, 11:16 AM
 
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Too bad the Tooth Fairy doesn't come back around when we get old...
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Old 03-20-2010, 11:43 AM
 
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i only got 25 cents and a pack of gum for each tooth---this was in the early 80's. also, my family is Italian, and my parents always told me if we didn't throw the tooth out, it wouldn't grow back. there was a rhyme we had to recite (in Italian) to ask St. Nick (no not Santa) to take the old tooth and bring a new one--LOL
i had some Hispanic friends whose parents had their teeth made into earrings.. some traditions are just gross!
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Old 03-21-2010, 11:58 AM
 
Location: coos bay oregon
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Tooth fairy is pretty darn generous in my house too!! Its 5.00 a tooth AND a special note w/a picture of a different tooth fairy each time on it. (theres so many tooth fairies to do all this work you know) Unfortunatly , we are in the middle of a remodel, and putting in new carpet. My youngest lost a tooth about 9.00pm the other night, and a tooth fairy assistant had to look for a long time to dig out the computer and printer from a back bedroom where it was buried so that the proper note/picture would be there by morning. Then of course, put it all away again before child awoke. Worst part about it. Was she lost another tooth right after bedtime the very next night!! ugh. lol
I tried to keep the teeth, but we moved several times and I lost the older kids teeth that I actually had saved, and then thought, WHY? I dont think theyre gonna want em when theyre older. My MIL saved my husbands, and gave them to me after we married. ".....uh.....thanks???...."
My little one knows that the tooth fairy takes her teeth and gives them to new babies. She's tried peering in a few wee mouths to see if theres anything that looks familiar . lol
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Old 03-23-2010, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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Ugh, Miss Fairy was cheap in our home as we do not believe in "her" and do not tell our children that she exists.

It was just something that neither one of us did....oh well.
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Old 03-24-2010, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Our tooth fairly leaves whatever change she can find! :-) The tooth fairy takes the tooth to inspect it, then brings it back to mommy to keep. However, she does NOT pay for teeth with cavities!!
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Old 03-25-2010, 09:45 AM
 
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My husband and I have half-jokingly talked about leaving a bill from the tooth fairy. $5 minus taxes, surcharges, travel expenses for the tooth fairy, disposal fee for the tooth remains, etc and then leave the remaining $2.
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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My husband and I have half-jokingly talked about leaving a bill from the tooth fairy. $5 minus taxes, surcharges, travel expenses for the tooth fairy, disposal fee for the tooth remains, etc and then leave the remaining $2.

your killin me !!!!!!!!!!
that was so funny.
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Boerne area
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Our tooth fairy has done many of the things on this thread. I am not organized enough to label the teeth after collection, and both kids are combined. But not thrown away (why?)

Our tooth fairy is very forgetful. We have had to write notes on the windows (backwards, so she can see them) in washable marker. And when she forgets she writes apology notes, and the $$ goes up. She has forgotten more than one night in a row - she almost got fired last time. Her notes say things like - 'so sorry, rash of loose teeth in Tanzania, must do better or I will get fired!'
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