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Oh my, what have I done? Everyone knows about the toothfairy, have you heard of the toenail clipping fairy?

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Gingerbear Tue 16-May-06 10:45:28

DD is in danger of having ingrowing toenails. She hates them being cut and I have a real battle to do the deed.
Anyway, last night I had the bright idea of telling her that if she was a good girl and had her nails cut, we could put them in a little box beside her bed and the toenail fairy would take them away and leave a surprise for her.

So we duely cut the talons and put the disgusting body parts in a little box.

Well, guess who forgot to put a little something in the box last night?

And guess what the first thing DD asked me this morning?

I told her the toenail fairy was busy, and maybe she would come today while DD was at nursery.

So - anyone any suggestions what I could leave in the box in place of toenail clippings?

jellyjelly Tue 16-May-06 10:47:46

a sweet

Bozza Tue 16-May-06 10:53:39

Yes go for something small (sweet, sticker etc) to keep expectations low.

Hallgerda Tue 16-May-06 10:55:13

Or a very small amount of money (bearing in mind that each child produces only 20 teeth for the tooth fairy but an unlimited supply of toenail clippings).

I was told that if I cut my nails on Fridays or Sundays the witches would put them to some undefined evil purpose.

Gingerbear Wed 17-May-06 15:30:58

stickers hit the spot.

She wanted her nails cut again this morning

They will be down to stumps soon.

2shoes Wed 17-May-06 17:07:59

what a good idea. I might try that. dd is 11 and has cp. nothing else has worked so worth a try

Clary Wed 17-May-06 17:18:40

GB lol at this! Brightened up my afternoon!

Seriously, if it works, then what a solution!

sunchowder Wed 17-May-06 17:30:11

Brilliant Gingerbear! The tooth fairy came late to our house many, many times also. We had many excuses here, "the tooth came out ahead of schedule", we were "informed of a redundancy" (so one tooth fairy had to do the work of two), the fairy got sick with a cold...etc.

2shoes Fri 19-May-06 19:12:58

Hi
It worked. I have just cut dds nails and she still winged a bit but was so much better. gave her an activity book that i got ages ago

Gingerbear Sat 20-May-06 14:57:19

Hi 2shoes, that is good news! Glad my brainwave has helped you!

Cappucino Sat 20-May-06 15:04:44

I think you should save the toenails for the fairy to make a collage

I'm sure the arts and crafts board will have lots of ideas for how to do this

SofiaAmes Sat 20-May-06 15:28:16

what a clever idea. I had a toenail monster who would come and nibble on your toenails when they got too long, so i told the kids that they had to remind me to cut their nails so the toe nail monster wouldn't wake them up. I think the toe nail fairy is much nicer. How about nail polish a a present?

Twiglett Sat 20-May-06 15:57:05

I love this concept and will nick it

Gingerbear Sat 20-May-06 19:52:27

Sunchowder, lol @ the tooth came out ahead of schedule and we were informed of a redundancy!

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