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#1 emnut

Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:23 PM

when an 8 year old decides to hide the tooth somewhere?

#2 hell kitty

Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:27 PM

Leave him/her a pretty 'fairy' note explaining that she couldn't find the tooth, so can't leave any money until she can find it.

Edited by amethyst72, 11 April 2012 - 09:27 PM.


#3 BadCat

Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:29 PM

At 8?  The tooth fairy outs herself.

I would assume an 8yo is doing it to test the tooth fairy theory because they think it's you.

#4 Fillyjonk

Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:35 PM

QUOTE
At 8? The tooth fairy outs herself.

I was a few months shy of eight when I lost my first tooth! That would have been a very short relationship with the tooth fairy.

I like the idea of a note from the tooth fairy.

#5 emnut

Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:39 PM

QUOTE (with the goo goose @ 11/04/2012, 09:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was a few months shy of eight when I lost my first tooth! That would have been a very short relationship with the tooth fairy.

I like the idea of a note from the tooth fairy.


it's only his second tooth that he's lost.  We aren't actually sure if he hid it on purpose or not - he put himself to bed tonight without telling us & we can't find where he has put it.  Think I might go with the note

#6 BadCat

Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:42 PM

Oh well fair enough then.  I was going by my kids who had lost quite a few by 8.  They started at about 6 and it seemed to be a neverending procession after that.

I'd go with the note in your case.  original.gif

#7 Chelli

Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:45 PM

Our tooth fairy has completely forgotten to show up on many occasions blush.gif We have a special tooth fairy bag and pillow that goes under the recipient's pillow, so hard to lose. She just needs to remember to show up!

#8 Fillyjonk

Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:45 PM

What is the going rate for a tooth these days anyway?

#9 BadCat

Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:04 PM

Nuh-uh.  The tooth fairy visited us for years.  She was only outed when the kids twigged to it.  Even now she flaps her little wings and flies over and gives the kids $2.

The kids roll their eyes but they love it.

Although DD (13) lost a tooth yesterday and never asked for tooth fairy.  sad.gif

#10 *Ker*

Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:07 PM

$2. Mr 7 has lost about 6 in the past 3 weeks. I'm starting to think he's pulling them all out...


#11 emnut

Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:08 PM

this tooth fairy pays $2 (the first tooth got $4 but that's because it took so darn long).  

Lol Chelli - your tooth fairy sounds like our Easter Bunny who very nearly didn't make it this year

#12 blissfulqueenb

Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:12 PM

My 7.5 year old lost her very first tooth last week followed quickly by the second one.  Both times the fairy only paid $1,  but she did accidentally leave some sparkles (and also lost some when she apparently read the book we have about tooth fairies because there were sparkles in there too). The second time was without warning and she must have run out of sparkles, but a bit of her fluff from the dress got caught up on the door.

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Hope you find it!

#13 RedBob

Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:17 PM

$2 is good to know, especially since DD came home mildly upset the other day because one of the other kids told her the tooth fairy wouldn't pay for her bruised, and thus gray, front tooth.

I told her the tooth fairy paid more for them because they were rare  laugh.gif

#14 new~mum~reenie

Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:30 PM

My godson still has all his baby teeth at 8 years old - his younger sister has already got adult front teeth...

Anyway - growing up we had a special egg cup on the kitchen dresser where our teeth were deposited. In the morning there was a $1.

Beats fumbling under a pillow, I guess wink.gif

#15 Chocolate Addict

Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:33 PM

I would go the note.

Our tooth fairy paid $3 for the first tooth and pays $2 for every other one. Apparently my son heard this or read it  that the toothfairy brings a shiny gold coin. So whenever I get a really shiny $1 or $2 I put them away for the toothfairy. original.gif

#16 Phascogale

Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:27 AM

$2 around here too.

However the tooth fairy around here regularly forgets to visit, even if the tooth is left in a glass on the kitchen bench!  The 6 year old hasn't lost any teeth yet so she better be on the ball then (but don't hold your breath).

And the Easter bunny nearly didn't make it this year either.  Finally remembered around 2am (the other bunny didn't wake till 6am thinking the kids will see me before realising that he had come).  Probably didn't help that the kids took forever to go to sleep and you don't want to put out the eggs too early or you'll be caught.

Certainly the 10 year old knows they are a scam (but still likes her $2) and pretty sure the 8 year old knows too.  In fact I have a suspicion that the 6 year knows too but she wants to keep the dream alive.

#17 emnut

Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:31 AM

tooth mystery solved - DS has bunks & usually sleeps on the bottom - he left the tooth under the pillow on the top bunk both so the dog couldn't get it & so the tooth fairy didn't have to go under the bed.

#18 Guest_NinjahAlpaca_*

Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:34 AM

That's so cute, emnut!

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#19 greengoddess

Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:50 AM

Do not let them see this video of the tooth fairy!

#20 **Xena**

Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:03 AM

Haha I had this problem. I know yours is solved but just for any others. The toothfairy left some money in a glass next to the bed explaining she couldn't find the tooth but has left money in the glass and if the tooth could kindly be placed in it she would be back tomorrow night for it.

FWIW my son also lost his tooth just shy of his 8th birthday.

#21 Logical nonsense

Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:21 AM

Is there any chance that he may have swallow the tooth during the night?
I did that to one, was a bit of a shock the next day.

Think I got about $1-$2 for my teeth.
The best was that my mum still did the tooth fairy with me when I was 15 & had to have 4 teeth pulled for my braces. Not happy about that but the $5/ tooth did help biggrin.gif

#22 Country (deci)Mel

Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:33 AM

QUOTE (BobTheKelpie @ 11/04/2012, 10:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
$2 is good to know, especially since DD came home mildly upset the other day because one of the other kids told her the tooth fairy wouldn't pay for her bruised, and thus gray, front tooth.

I told her the tooth fairy paid more for them because they were rare  laugh.gif


Nooooooo..... the better the tooth the bigger the reward.

See the perfect pearly ones she uses for castle building etc.

The grey ones or ones with fillings have to be used in sewer and drainage construction as they can't be on show.

I think that sensible reasoning (along with the years of correspondence that TF and I maintained) was one of the things that kept me a believer for so long.. ah, like, till now....

* Oh and before someone tries to tell me it wasn't the Tooth Fairy it was my Mum - Nuh Uh - while their handwriting did look similar, TF wrote in tiny writing and had dreadful spelling.... my Mum did neither of those things!

Edited by countrymel, 12 April 2012 - 11:42 AM.





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