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to be annoyed with the tooth fairy?

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pimsandlemonade Sun 29-May-16 19:34:14

My DS 3.5 has learned about the fecking tooth fairy at the nursery, now he thinks it's fine if teeth get broken and fall out as the tooth fairy will bring him a coin so no need to brush apparently!
Great! Just perfect!
I've already had three separate conversations with him about how tooth fairy will not collect broken teeth, that you still have to brush and trying to explain the concept of milk teeth... Clearly I didn't do a good job as he just stated again that if he doesn't brush it's ok as then tooth fairy will come......angry

pigsDOfly Sun 29-May-16 19:46:49

No, no, no the tooth fairy will not leave coins for dirty teeth.

Thought everyone knew that.

buntingbingo Sun 29-May-16 19:47:13

The tooth fairy only wants clean teeth (they make fairy dust out of them) We use it as motivation to get them to clean their teeth. "The tooth fairy won't come for rotten teeth"

PotOfYoghurt Sun 29-May-16 19:48:43

Perhaps the tooth fairy needs to leave a letter under his pillow with a little reminder...

ritaconnors Sun 29-May-16 19:49:10

shock My dh is a tooth fairy and I know for a fact you don't get money for dirty teeth or damaged teeth.

chinam Sun 29-May-16 19:55:51

The tooth fairy definitely needs to write a letter explaining that only clean teeth get collected. Maybe let him bring the letter into nursery to show his teacher.

Katedotness1963 Sun 29-May-16 20:08:41

Right, I might be a bit thick, but why is this the tooth fairy's fault? Unless this is a joke thread, and then I'm more than a bit thick....blush

WorraLiberty Sun 29-May-16 20:14:04

Tell him this is the tooth fairy that collects dirty/broken teeth.

Then ask him if he really wants him in his room at night wink

<< Evil toothy grin >>

sepa Sun 29-May-16 20:16:44

The tooth fairy is way more generous these days than when I was younger. I think I got 50p and max £1 if it was a big one. £5 seems to be the norm around here!

The tooth fairy is a weird one. Money for teeth. Why? We don't have toe nail fairies grin

DiscoSloth Sun 29-May-16 20:20:33

I am officially the worst mum/tooth fairy in the world because I forgot ds's tooth last night.

He made me feel 100 times worse by saying that he was beginning to think the tooth fairy wasn't real but she must be because mum and dad would never forget to leave him a coin.

I feel very bad.

ChaseAvenal Sun 29-May-16 20:26:00

I got £1 for my teeth. Most of my teeth were good but one of my baby teeth had a filling so I got some random change- think about 17p grin

You'll just have to keep stating that the tooth fairy won't collect dirty or broken teeth. Maybe have a word with the teacher so they can clarify and agree with you if it comes up again. It'd be in the interest of all the students.

pimsandlemonade Sun 29-May-16 20:56:09

Thanks!
We had another talk and this time i left out all the confusing stuff about milk teeth and why they come out etc. (why do they come out? Or actually why are milk teeth necessary again? I'm sure i knew this at some point...)

Anyway this time it was just
"Clean teeth = tooth fairy + coin
Dirty teeth = painful teeth & definitely no tooth fairy "

And no, I wasn't super serious with the thread title .

That pic I 'll keep as back up if the simple equation talk didn't work

WeirdAndPissedOff Sun 29-May-16 23:36:55

Yy to stressing that tooth fairy only collects clean teeth. Perhaps tell him as well that big teeth don't come if teeth are bad/dirty when they fall out, and he won't be able to eat all his favourite foods!

Aww, Disco - that's pretty sweet. We forgot with Dsis once, and wrote a note the next day from the tooth fairy saying she had trouble finding the right bedroom.

SouperSal Mon 30-May-16 00:34:54

(why do they come out? Or actually why are milk teeth necessary again? I'm sure i knew this at some point...)

Erm, because adult teeth are too big for baby jaws.........

seventhgonickname Mon 30-May-16 00:49:01

The tooth fairy that used to collect my dds teeth sometimes had to much red wine,a small collection of £1 coins was kept for such emergencies so that when we helped dd look for the coin it was always found.My dd believed for ages because she though her parents would not hand over money just for teeth!When she lost her last 2teeth she did not believe and tried to demand money,when that failed she put them under her pillow and woke up to find £2 worth of copper coinswink

HoneyDragon Mon 30-May-16 00:59:23

Show him what inside his head looks like right now and let him calculate his net worth if he keeps each one clean.grin

steppemum Mon 30-May-16 01:17:23

the tooth fairy in our house is hopelessly forgetful, and often only remembers on the second or third night.
And he/she only brings £1 (£5??? 3 children x how many bloody teeth???)

But on the other hand she does write very nice letters on special occasions. Like when ds tooth fell out int he playground and he couldn't find it, and when dds came out at camp and mummy threw the manky bit of tissue away when she got home and she lost it.

Letters are written on tissue paper in tiny writing and screwed up round a pound coin, as you open it a whole stack of glitter fairy dust flies out all over the place.

pigsDOfly Mon 30-May-16 11:29:04

No Kate I think the OP is deadly serious.

pigsDOfly Mon 30-May-16 11:30:36

And £5 per tooth. Bloody hell, I used to get a shiny 6d piece; was a very long time ago.

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