You may recall my post about my daughter’s expectation of a tooth snatching, composition writing tooth fairy. Well Skyler continues to lose teeth at a rapid rate. If this continues we will have to seek further monthly support (ha). And yes, the “tooth fairy” has been leaving notes along with the token 20 rand.
A friend summed up another one of Skyler’s stalwart skills so well with the following statement: “She was negotiating from the womb”. Skyler is a negotiator; always has been and always will be….inherited this trait from her daddy!
So now she not only got the tooth fairy to leave her notes but she is negotiating with her (I am assuming the TF is a her but you never know these days) for more money.
This week’s note that accompanied her lost tooth read:
Dear Tooth Fairy,
"Thank you for all the money you have given me and for taking the time to write me notes. I do want to ask you a question, Why do I only get R20 for a lost tooth? And don’t say that is what all the children get as I have asked my friends and they ALL (and yes, she capitalized this for emphasis) get more than me…some R50, some R60 and one even got R100. (Brief break for my comment to that--What are moms these days thinking setting the tooth fairy bar so high?) Skyler’s note continued.....Anyway, thank you but please remember to be fair to ALL children."
So did it work? Of course, she deserved more money for creativity alone and I am a sucker for that toothless grin. Here is my response as you must remember not to reply would result in a catastrophic outcome….
"Thank you for your note. You are a very bright girl and I love your new pretty smile. To answer your question, every child has their own tooth fairy. Each tooth fairy has to pay for fairy dust in order to fly (see watching Disney shows can be beneficial got that one thanks to Peter Pan) and some fairies have to fly farther than others. I live very far away and have to pay a lot for fairy dust as a result. Usually, I am only left with R20 by the time I get to you however this time I tried a new route and saved an extra R15 for you. Oh, and be nice to your mom she is really cool!"
Love, The Tooth Fairy
I wish she still believed in Santa Claus, it was a whole lot easier than this tooth fairy thing!