Tooth Fairy: How Much is Too Much?
A daughter of this couple we are friends with lost her first tooth recently. At 4 1/2, our son is going to be experiencing this soon, and we started talking about how much we got from the Tooth Fairy and how much the Tooth Fairy will give our son. She gave this girl $5 for her first tooth and $1 for the second. Her parents guess that she will probably give $1 for every tooth from now on.
I think I received $5 for my first four teeth, and $1 for each tooth after that.
My husband said that he was thinking the Tooth Fairy would leave $5 for the first and $1 for each additional tooth for our son. I thought she would leave more than that for the first tooth. I was thinking along the lines of $50 to $100 for the first tooth, $20 for the next three and $5 for all others. Hubby almost spit his drink when I suggested that the Tooth Fairy might be so generous.
This is a once in a lifetime experience, why not make it super special? How often is there an excuse to give a kid a fifty dollar bill or a one hundred dollar bill? Or am I totally insane to suggest that the Tooth Fairy trade one tooth for fifty bucks?
What have you done or what do you plan to do?