Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Going Rate?



I have a delimma.



 We have our first loose tooth and I have NO clue what the tooth fairy should leave. 





The going rate when I was growing up 20+ yrs ago was a 50 cent piece. 




What was your tooth fairy treasure when you were growing up? 

What is the going rate now??








I had a friend suggest rolling up a dollar and tying it with a little ribbon. <-- I really like this idea, but didn't like the pictures that google provided - bad, very bad

Love & Fairy Dust
MJ

8 comments:

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

For the first tooth, everyone in my family gave me money for her, so don't ask me...for each one now, she gets one dollar.

5thsister said...

1st tooth, $5. Subsequent teeth $2. I know, inflation sucks.

Erin said...

We aren't there yet, but I think $1 per tooth is good! Exciting!

P.S. I was so touched by your email and kind words yesterday. I am just all over the place. You are so thoughtful to send me your phone number---how incredibly kind of you!
;-)
unfortunately I've found out it's not my thyroid. Which bums me out even more. Not sure what is next yet. But it's so good to k now you are in my corner!

HeatherLynn said...

hmmmm....I don't know, chubs never lost any teeth so i've never had to face this. Um, I, like you as a kid got a quarter or fifty cents. A dollar around our place was hard to come by, but the minimum wage was also three dollars and hour then....so um, I'd say a dollar sounds about right.

I like the little ribbon tied around it idea. It's that extra step, like a cherry on an already good sundae. :)

mmmmmmm...icecream! sorry, i have food add i think.

~hl~

HeatherLynn said...

hmmmm....I don't know, chubs never lost any teeth so i've never had to face this. Um, I, like you as a kid got a quarter or fifty cents. A dollar around our place was hard to come by, but the minimum wage was also three dollars and hour then....so um, I'd say a dollar sounds about right.

I like the little ribbon tied around it idea. It's that extra step, like a cherry on an already good sundae. :)

mmmmmmm...icecream! sorry, i have food add i think.

~hl~

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

When I was growing up (I'm 31) my brothers and I only got a quarter! My daughter got money from everyone in the family for her first tooth, she ended up with around $20. Now it's one dollar per tooth, sometimes five if it's a big deal (like the one she lost in an apple at school and had to dig out of the trash!).

Holly said...

I think I got a dollar when I was younger. We gave my son $5 for the first...it was on Christmas (3 years ago) and now he gets $2. I know someone who gives their kid $10 per tooth...I was like "Seriously?" I think it is about the presentation...I like the ribbon idea.

kys said...

I'm sure the TF has come and gone by now but we did $5 for the first tooth and $1 for each one after that.