Sara Whitman

Lost, lost tooth

Filed By Sara Whitman | December 03, 2007 8:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: child care, kids, LGBT families, second chances, traditions

Jake lost his tooth last night. Not only from his mouth, but in the house. I'm sure I'll find it some time soon, and it won't be pretty.

Jeanine and I did not remember the lost tooth- the first rendition of lost. We relied on the second rendition this morning.

Oh, honey. The tooth fairy didn't know there was a lost tooth. Let's write a note so she'll know and leave you some money.

DEAR TOOTH FAIRY

I LOST MY TOOTH.

BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN YOU CAN'T TAKE MY TOOTH.

LOVE

BY

JAKE

So tonight, the tooth fairy gets a second chance on the lost, lost tooth. Phew.


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How much does the tooth fairy pay for a tooth in MA? Here in Indiana it was $5 a pop just a few years ago. I'm not sure what the fairy inflation rate is though...

Don Sherfick Don Sherfick | December 3, 2007 9:50 AM

Sara, I've just finished reading former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan's book, "The Age of Turbulence", in which he discusses all kinds of interesting things concerning the dynamics of international trade/markets/pricing, etc. While I don't find any direct mention of what Bil refers to as the "fairy inflation rate", I've known my share of self-inflated-fairies and am sure there is likely a market in tooth futures, maybe dental brace hedge funds, too. Tell Jake to read up and your family's retirement may be secured.

The way Don describes the "fairy inflation rate" reminds me of something my mom used to tell my sister.

As a teen, she would always complain that her boobs weren't big enough. Mom told her it was because she sucked her thumb for too long. As she got older she should have started blowing on her thumb to push air into her boobs instead of sucking on it and making them "deflate." Funny, right? (Well, it was to her...)

It seems to me though that the same correlation could be made to your version of the "fairy inflation rate." Maybe that version doesn't inflate either after all the sucking fairies do... *grins*

I mean, it seems as if the fairy rate rises for a while, peaks and explodes, then starts dropping rapidly. Strangely enough, the whole cycle keeps repeating - sometimes more than once in a day!

Okay - I'll stop now. The places Don can take me on a post about the tooth fairy. LOL

Okay, I lied. I've got one more...

*drumroll please*

Most good fairies don't use teeth to start with.

*bada bum!*

Don, I just sat through a discussion about commodities last week for an investment committee... what an interesting alternative.

Do you think it would be considered socially responsible?

And Bil? It's the tooth fairy. Are ya not getting enough at home?

Too cute!

$5 a tooth? Jeez. I remember when I was getting 25 cents, and that really wasn't all that long ago. Although it didn't help to have a mother who came from a tooth fairy-less country.

No tooth fairy for my kids. I think there'll already be enough faeries coming in their house at night....

OK, I'm the one who crossed the line there, wasn't I?

Grossest thread ever.