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To not want the Tooth Fairy to visit Granny too.

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Rollergirl1 Thu 08-Sep-11 13:29:31

DD had her first tooth fall out this morning (after much wobbling). We are expecting a visit from the tooth fairy tonight. I texted a picture of her with gappy smile to the grandparents. MIL wants me to tell DD that the tooth fairy also visited her so that she can give her some money too.

I think this is a really bad idea and will confuse DD no end. Also, I know I'm probably being precious here but I don't really see why MIL has to muscle in on the event. AIBU?

seeker Thu 08-Sep-11 13:31:23

Whynon earth not? Fairies can do anything!

usualsuspect Thu 08-Sep-11 13:32:39

How awful that grandma wants to do a nice thing shock

never speak to her again

littletreesmum Thu 08-Sep-11 13:32:57

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sausagesandmarmelade Thu 08-Sep-11 13:33:15

Oh COME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's such a sweet idea....But why not pool the money and put it under the one pillow.

Don't discourage such a sweet gesture!

lilibet Thu 08-Sep-11 13:33:35

That was jsut the sort of thing my Mil used to come up with. Bad idea, how do you explain that the fairy visits one grandma but not the other one, or then will your mum want to start giving as well. A firm no is needed.

ClaimedByMe Thu 08-Sep-11 13:33:42

You are letting her believe tiny fairies take teeth to make a castle and leave money yet you dont want to confuse her?

Sleepglorioussleep Thu 08-Sep-11 13:33:52

I can see where you're coming from. Could mil give her some money or a gift to celebrate the event but not make it from the tooth fairy?

titchy Thu 08-Sep-11 13:34:00

Oh my MIL does this too - I am NOT happy about it at all angry DS on the other hand is very happy. DS is 10 by the way - I really ought to get over it oughtn't I? blush

I agree with you though - stop her muscling in. Tell Granny dd will probably tell other children that the tooth fairy visits her granny as well and she (dd) could well be ostracized as a result.

mistressploppy Thu 08-Sep-11 13:34:08

YANBU. It's maybe a bit silly but I think that would piss me off too! Not sure why though!

Also, I'm a bit confused - the tooth fairy comes if YOU lose a tooth. Are MIL's teeth falling out? Does she want to be a fairy? What's she on about?

<takes whole thing waaay too seriously>

mistressploppy Thu 08-Sep-11 13:34:52

Blimey, 50 million cross-posts grin

Mitmoo Thu 08-Sep-11 13:34:58

You are telling your child that fairies will visit when she's asleep and leave her money but you dont want her nan to do the same thing because it will confuse her.

When it's a lie. What do you think, does this sound reasonable to you?

For goodness sakes it's an innocent game, let them play and stop being so precious.

diddl Thu 08-Sep-11 13:35:00

Why can´t MIL just give some money?

I doubt that your daughter would be "confused no end", but why would theTF be visiting MIL?

sausagesandmarmelade Thu 08-Sep-11 13:41:16

Sounds like her intentions are far from malicious!

She's a doting gran and wants to share in the tooth fairy let her!
What is the harm.

If you don't want to go along with the toothfairy visiting her thing...then just suggest you add her funds to the general pot.

Don't blow this up into something it's not....or see malice where only kindness was intended!

porcamiseria Thu 08-Sep-11 13:42:40

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Floggingmolly Thu 08-Sep-11 13:42:48

Jesus, she just wants to be involved hmm. Be thankful your child has two grannies in her life, I'd settle for one sad

diddl Thu 08-Sep-11 13:44:49

But why should she share the TF thing?

Presumably she did it for her own child(ren), now why can´t she just leave OP to do it for hers?

She can give her own GD money/a present if she wants-not everything has to come from the TF!

gramercy Thu 08-Sep-11 13:47:46

At first I was picturing your mil with rotting teeth falling out!

I think you're being mean.

My mil forgot dd's birthday.

Mitmoo Thu 08-Sep-11 13:47:49

diddl the toothfairy doesn't visit anyone. If you pretend she's visiting one you can just as easily have a second pretend visit can't believe I'm having this conversation

Merrylegs Thu 08-Sep-11 13:50:10

Take the money! It's the kid's first tooth, for pity's sake. Let Granny have some fun too.

<Suspect MIL has form for 'muscling in' and you are just irritated with her. Let it go...>

diddl Thu 08-Sep-11 13:53:55

Well of course you can pretend-OP doesn´t want to.

It´s not as if MIL needs the pretence of the TF, is it?

I wonder does she give gifts at Christmas or does FC leave some at her house?

thisisyesterday Thu 08-Sep-11 13:56:29

i think it's a bit bizarre.

the tooth fairy comes and takes your tooth and leaves a coin.

why on earth would she go to granny's house and leave money there too??? it's just weird.

why can't MIL just give her some money if she want sto?

Monisey Thu 08-Sep-11 13:58:18

I can see where you're coming from. Sure let her give your dd money for being brave but not from the tooth fairy. Is Santa Claus going to leave presents in Mil's hous too?

Monisey Thu 08-Sep-11 13:58:36

Sorry I meant house!

slavetofilofax Thu 08-Sep-11 13:59:47

YANBU, this would piss me off too.

It's one thing to tell a story about a fairy coming and giving you money in exchance for your tooth, it's another to start coming up with a whole fairy conspiracy.

The fairy gives money in exchange of the tooth. End of. Why would the fairy go to Grannys house if there were no fecking tooth there?

Children aren't stupid, there is only so much of a story you can tell without them thinking you are mental.

Tell MIL that she can give the money just for fun. I wouldn't like my child to be told they were brave and then be rewarded for something that took no bravery whatesoever, and was in fact very fun and exciting!

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