Monday, October 17, 2011
Unreliable tooth fairies
I think SM and I need to outsource our tooth fairy responsibilities.
For the second time in as many months, we have proven ourselves to be completely and utterly unreliable in this department.
Thankfully the way we have literally fallen asleep on the job has been in respect to lost teeth from the mouth of our oldest KAT...she finds the whole thing highly amusing as she is completely attuned to the fact that the 'tooth fairy' is just a euphanism for 'free money'!!
After the first instance of 'failure to deliver' which occurred whilst SM was overseas, I did what all self-respecting parents do. I bribed her into silence...the 'tooth fairy' agreed to take it on the chin and double the contribution for her tardiness....in this way she kept quiet and didn't let the littlest KAT know what the tooth fairy can sometimes be guilty of unacceptable standards.
I blamed the first incident on SM, he has always been the one to masquerade as the tooth fairy...so when the baton was passed to me in his absence it was a given that I would forget to do it....but this time, SM was at home...so he has no excuse (don't you love the double standard!).
Tonight I will write him a coded message left on the bathroom mirror to remind him of his tooth fairy obligations...and this will hopefully avert a manky looking tooth remaining under the pillow for a third night running!!!
How do you approach the whole tooth fairy situation? Do you have a special receptacle (a la the picture above...you can actually buy these on Etsy!!!!)...or do you just go with the tooth naked under the pillow?
Oh and how much do you pay out per tooth (we are a gold coin family!)????
image from here