Sunday, March 29, 2009

The tooth fairy visits the Kempf House

If you read any of my earlier blogs you might remember that Marissa had her 1st loose tooth. Well Friday afternoon Tim left the office to pick Marissa up from school and once again they called me on the way back. Marissa wanted to tell me she finally lost her loose tooth. When they got back to the office she showed me her tooth in the treasure box her teacher gave her then she showed me the spot where it had been. She also mentioned that some of the kids in her class got $5 or even $10 for their first tooth!!! I told her that the tooth fairy in our area usually leaves pennies but she just rolled her eyes at me.

Most of the time I try to stick to my own parenting principles but this time Tim and I gave into the parenting peer pressure. The tooth fairy left Marissa $5! Since my baby shower was the next day Marissa managed to collect another $9 from Grandparents and other realitives when she showed them her missing tooth. All together she got $14 for her 1st lost tooth. I made sure that she understood that was only going to happen with the 1st tooth.

Wow, a $14 tooth. I think my 1st tooth was worth about $1.


Gregg said...

$5!!! Holy Cow!! I can't remember the last time I had $5 in MY pocket. I think I'll be coming to visit and knocking some teeth out while I'm there.

Scott Wheeler said...

I guess you upgraded your Tooth Fairy service to the Gold Plan!