Moms Talk: Price of a Tooth
What's the going rate for a tooth nowadays?
My 5 1/2-year-old showed up at lunch proudly wiggling his first loose tooth! My first thought was "EWWW!" My second "Oh no! I hope I don't have to pull it out!" And then finally a few minutes later, while listening to Ben yammering on and on to his little brother about how the tooth fairy was going to come and visit him and give him money for Legos, I came around to "Uh-oh. I have no idea how much a tooth goes for nowadays!"
The price of the first tooth is important. It sets the standard by which all 19 other teeth will get paid. I asked my parents. They told me that they gave me a quarter for my first tooth. Okay. That was no help. So I turn to you readers. How much do you pay for teeth? Do you differentiate? Molars get more? Do you do something different than money? Do you have conditions associated with the money from the tooth fairy? Half for college, half to charity, etc.?