Who is the Tooth Fairy?
Top Four Questions about the Tooth Fairy
- Who is the tooth fairy?
- How much money do you get from the tooth fairy?
- What if the tooth fairy forgets to come?
- How do you let the tooth fairy know to keep or leave your teeth?
Read on to find out what our kids think!
It makes me wonder, every time a tooth falls out, does the tooth fairy’s telephone ring?
We have five little kids and the tooth fairy is getting frequent flyer miles to our house. I am the family tooth puller. For this reason, I kid, “Let the loose teeth children come to me!” Three of our children have had teeth pulled in back to back days, but my daughter holds the record by having her bottom two teeth pulled within an hour of each other.
When our first child lost his tooth, the question arose, “Who is the tooth fairy?”
The Tooth Fairy is Coming!
Who is the Tooth Fairy?
My husband and I agreed that we have a good idea of who we think the tooth fairy really is. I was curious about what my children thought. They all agreed that the tooth fairy has the following characteristics:
- She is a girl.
- She gives you money.
- She takes your teeth.
- She sometimes forgets to come, but they can’t figure out why.
- She comes in through the window.
- She is very quiet.
- Regardless of where you put your tooth, she can get it without touching you.
The Tooth Fairy Left Some Money!
Tooth Fairy Payments
As a kid, I noticed that not everyone received the same amount of money from the tooth fairy. We received a dollar for our first tooth and a quarter for each additional tooth. I never questioned the difference in payments and strangely enough, neither have my kids.
When asked why everyone does not get the same amount, they said, “We just don’t”. When I probed further, they said, “We have five kids. The tooth fairy only has a certain amount of money per family.” They continued, “We only really need a quarter anyhow.”
I have found that the tooth fairy pays our children fairly. I appreciate that she gives them a small amount of money and is not encouraging them to start pull out their own teeth!
The Tooth Fairy Didn't Come!
Tooth Fairy Insurance Plans
Some families become distraught when the child wakes up in the morning and the tooth fairy never arrived. The child is upset and often times the parents end up looking at each other with funny looks on their faces. Our tooth fairy comes with an insurance plan. In the event that the tooth fairy did not realize that a tooth was removed or she was just really busy, we reserve the right to place the tooth on our front porch. We have found when this policy is exercised; the tooth fairy money usually arrives within ten to fifteen minutes.
You may not know if your tooth fairy plan has the same clause. Next times she fails to arrive as planned, try setting the tooth outside and see if she comes to your house, too. You may have had the insurance plan all along.
Tooth Fairy Dilemma: Does She Keep the Teeth?
We have found that some of our kids want to keep their own teeth and some prefer the tooth fairy to take it when she drops off the quarter. We let the kids decide, but they are responsible for letting the tooth fairy know their wishes.
Our children can talk to Santa by looking up at the ceiling and talking or by closing their eyes and talking directly to Santa in their minds. They let me know that this is how you communicate with the tooth fairy as well. We always ask what they told the tooth fairy just so we can provide some quality assurance in the morning and make sure the tooth fairy did her job correctly.
One time, the tooth fairy was notified of a change in plans after the child went to bed. We were surprised in the morning that the tooth was gone and the child has told the tooth fairy to leave it. Luckily, the insurance policy applies to incorrectly removed teeth as well. We put the empty tooth pillow on the front porch and within ten to fifteen minutes, the tooth was returned.
Our Children Love our Tooth Fairy
Dear Tooth Fairy Books
We Love our Tooth Fairy
I have had children ask for teeth removed because they want the tooth fairy to come. We love our tooth fairy. She pays our kids fairly, but she can be forgetful. Luckily, we know she loves us too as she will make a mid-morning return trip if necessary. She is flexible if we change our minds about keeping the teeth. Overall, we trust our tooth fairy to come into our house in the wee hours of the night, briefly visit our sleeping children, and know that she will leave them a coin in exchange for losing a tooth.
The tooth fairy has to be the coolest fairy ever.
Think of all the pain and blood your kids endure just so she will pay a visit!