So, how much do you pay your children when they lose their teeth? I remember getting a quarter to fifty cents or a fifty cent piece. I don’t think I ever got a dollar. We gave our first couple of children money, but just didn’t stick with it and the rest of our children may not even be aware there is such a think as a tooth fairy, but ssshhh…..don’t say anything, okay?
We received a cute tip off to an article “How Much Does the Tooth Fairy Pay” written by writer, Sarah Lorge Butler, on CBS Money Watch. She wrote about this very subject since her daughter had lost her first tooth and was curious to see what parents…ah…um…tooth fairies around the country were paying children for losing their teeth.
Ms. Butler also included some tips for the on-duty tooth fairies. Here are a couple of them, but please visit CBS Money Watch for the complete list:
A few tips from wise TFs everywhere:
Stash some singles around the house so that when the night comes, youâ€™re not drawing straws with your pajama-clad spouse about whoâ€™s running to Turkey Hill to buy a lottery ticket and break a $20.
Do not, by all means, fall asleep, before the TF finishes her appointed rounds. That can really cost you. â€œWeâ€™ve had many nights when we wake up to discover that the Tooth Fairy fell asleep before making her delivery,â€ says my sister-in-law, Mary. â€œMy older two have each written to the Fairy asking why she did not come. The price for the Fairyâ€™s exhaustion is high â€” she has been known to give a couple of dollars for the nights she missed her route.