A NOTE FROM...
The Tooth Fairy
I heard you were disappointed about the gift I gave you. I am sorry you were sad :(
We fairies don’t feel the emotion of disappointment but I know it is a normal feeling for my human friends--you expect one thing but you get another! That can be a major bummer.
I thought it would help if I explained how my Tooth Fairy business works:
When I get a tooth from a child, I figure out what to leave under their pillow based on two things:
Which tooth it is: Your tooth was a “Lateral Incisor” which is an important tooth--well, they all are! Right now I have a medium amount of those so I give a medium amount of money for them. If I had A LOT of those I would give less money and if I had only a few, I would give more money. It’s all about “Supply and Demand” which you will learn more about in school.
Your parents’ rules: You may not know this but your parents give me guidelines on how much I am allowed to give you (same goes for Santa). Some parents say “Give our kid whatever you want!” and some give me a range like, “Give my kid anywhere between $.25 and $5 but never more than that.” And still some parents say, “Don’t give my kid ANY money; just give him stickers or a pencil.” (By the way, I don’t love giving pencils because those don’t work that well under pillows--ouch!)
The bottom line is, you never know what to expect from me. Like all fairies, I am UNPREDICTABLE! I hope that clears up any confusion, Gus!
Love and Fairy Dust,
P.S. You keep your room very clean! Thank you! Makes my job much easier!!