Parents and The Tooth Fairy

Posted by Mattie on Nov 18, 2010 in Parenting

Who invented the Tooth Fairy?

Haven’t parents got enough things to remember? The only thing the Tooth Fairy serves is an opportunity to reduce the whining of kids and their fear of pulling out a tooth. Financial motivation…don’t get me started!

Almost every time the Tooth Fairy needs to pay my kids a visit, she forgets! She is always late, always gives a different amount and always places the money in a different spot! Parents create this longstanding commitment that drives me nuts!

My kids come home and tell me all about the pixie dust that has to be in the water, next to the bed, so that blah, blah, blah…. I can’t live that way.

We tell our kids that the Tooth Fairy does not need a song and dance to come by. Sometimes she is busy and every time she has a budget. To teach my kids to be invested in superficial rituals goes against my grain.

As my parents would say, “consider yourself lucky that you got anything!”


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