How much does your tooth fairy pay?

I
was rather shocked by an article on the OK magazine website where Celebrity
Big Brother star Farrah Abraham gave her
daughter £900 for loosing a tooth! I
personally think that’s excessive and ruins much of the magic of the tooth
fairy, for one how could a teeny little fairy carry that many notes, you would
need a fleet of fairies just dedicated to one child…

Then once you set that as the given tooth price she
will also expect something similar next time making a rod for your own back,
especially when you consider my youngest had three fall out in the same week (I
would have to remortage the house at that rate!). Here he is showing off his smile minus his top front teeth and one from the bottom. I love that gappy smile they have until the next set arrive.



I think its far better to start modestly so children appreciate the value of
money, mine are actually as grateful for the letter from the tooth fairy as
much as the cash incentive. But would I
do things differently if I suddenly had cash to burn? Probably not because I
have worked hard for what little we have so understand the worth of money, if
your giving out £900 for one tooth how on earth can you top that for a visit
from Santa!

What
this infographic from SunLife Direct
reassuringly shows is that what I pay is not that far out, we have a set tooth
price of £1, which is pretty standard it would seem. The average for Wales is £1.30 so I am possibly undervaluing the
price of my boys teeth slightly, but not enough for me to consider
re-evaluating what they receive from the tooth fairy.


Our
price only fluctuates slightly here if the tooth was problematic coming out or
it was a particularly big one! Each
tooth is then incorporated into an elaborate tale from the tooth fairy, used
for items around fairyland which hubbie writes in a tiny little letter. They are very happy with this arrangement,
they never expect more than a £1 and if they do have more they are absolutely
delighted! When I say more it’s only
ever by a few extra pence nothing too fancy, it’s just a bit more of a token
gesture to acknowledge the most challenging teeth.

Are
you about average or is your tooth fairy particularly generous?

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