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Mum!!! Is the Tooth Fairy real??
Posted 1:33 PM on Fri-21-Sep-2012

Help!! My baby dosen't believe in the Tooth Fairy any more!!!

OK, so admitily she's not a baby any more, she's 9 but always be my baby right? alt

Lost another tooth on Wednesday, told me several times what the going rate is for a 9 year old tooth (apparently $5), as decided by her friends at school. Then Thusday morning after waking to find that her Tooth Fairy is not quite so generous came into bed and gave me a 10 minute interrogation on the exsistance of the Tooth Fairy and Father Christmas. I stuck to my guns and trotted out the old adage that if you stop believing then they won't visit and if they still visit then you must still believe (she hasn't found an answer to this yet!!

My problem is when I discussed this with my husband he said I should tell her the truth as she will end up being ridiculed by her friends. I am not ready for her not to believe and think that when she is ready she will take that leap of faith in her own time.

Am I being selfish? Is my husband right? (If he is I'm not going to tell him) Will she just decide herself?


Posted by bobsmum

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MumBum - 9:53 PM on Sun-21-Oct-2012  
LOL, my Father is Samoan so we had to throw our teeth outside and say a silly rhyme asking the rat to come and get them!... I have no idea why, but apparently that is what you do with teeth in Samoa!LOL
bobsmum - 2:39 PM on Fri-28-Sep-2012  
Thanks for all your advice, I think I'm just going to let it slide, it's probably going to be a while before she loses another tooth anyway. However this did get me thinking and I found a letter that my daughter wrote to the Tooth Fairy a couple of years ago, the 'Tooth Fairy' was very busy and tired and didn't visit to take her tooth for 2 nights in a row, madam was a bit disgruntled, thought I would share it with you for a laugh, enjoy!!

"My tooth is under my pillow because you are not taking it and giving me money. I am angry no one likes me when I'm angry. My tooth is there for a reason you know. If you don't come here tonight I will be very very very very very angry. Please oh please get my tooth and give me my money. Is my money to big to fit in my tooth holder if it is don't worry just put the money under my pillow.

Please can I see you Santa and the Easter Bunny I won't tell anyone else. Love Jade Marie Lawson

Thanks, Tell Santa and the Easter Bunny I love them. I love you too, even if your a boy.
goddess588 - 4:14 PM on Mon-24-Sep-2012  
DD10 has just lost her last baby tooth and wrote an excellent letter to the tooth fairy explaining that since it was her last she should get more than the usual $2. Her father (who has no soul about these things) has been giving her hints for several years but she takes my word as gospel 'Because Dad doesn't even know the tooth fairy's e-mail address and you do' (that was in case one of them lost a tooth and didn't tell me - bite me for embroidering as well as deceiving). DS12 hasn't believed for about 4 years (but still claimed the money of course), so all kids are different, even with the same upbringing.

LOL - I remember 3 of us 4 kids threatening the youngest when he worked out that Father Christmas wasn't real because if he'd said it out loud none of us would have got stockings that year.
gemstone - 10:23 AM on Mon-24-Sep-2012  
My ten year old still believes (she'll believe in anything that gives her money!) but whats the harm in believing in magic? Let kids be kids!! We had to tell my four year old though, because she got so freaked out she wouldn't sleep at the thought of some tiny little thing coming into her room to steal her teeth!
JulieKidspot - 11:06 AM on Sun-23-Sep-2012  
When my son was 9 he lost a tooth and I said to him, "shall I just give you the money now then" - he looked at me with slight confusion and then smiled, like "yeah, I knew it was you". My younger son was about 7 when he informed me that he didn't think the tooth fairy was real because he'd watched The Tooth Fairy movie and none of the adults believed in the tooth fairy - thanks Disney!

My kids secretly know that Santa isn't real but they're not about to admit it when presents are at stake!

I think deciding when to tell kids depends on the child - most will work it out for themselves in time. Maybe have a word with your daughter's friends' mums and see if any of them have slayed the Tooth Fairy myth.
thecoffeelady - 5:17 PM on Fri-21-Sep-2012  
I think she probably already knows but pretends she doesn't - may be wrong though. I wouldn't worry too much, let them be kids as long as you can.

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