Top dollar for teeth! Plus, GRAND Social No. 245 link party for grandparents

Top dollar for teeth!

Tomorrow, February 28, is Tooth Fairy Day! Hooray, hooray!

Back in the day when my girls were little and the Tooth Fairy visited our house, playing the part was one of the most nervewracking for me as a mother. I absolutely hated having to sneak into a daughter's bedroom and stealthily place my hand under a pillow, pull out a tissue-wrapped tooth, and slip a dollar into the space. I just knew that just as I placed my hand under the pillow, my daughter would pop open her eyes and scare the <cuss> out of me.

Thankfully that never happened.

Parents nowadays are likely equally afraid of Tooth Fairy duty — for a far different reason. A financial one. Get a load of this (feel free to skip the darn ad when allowed):

(Nothing like putting a positive spin on it, right?)

As I mentioned, my girls got a dollar for each lost tooth. And with three girls losing teeth at about the same time (there's 16 months between the first and second born and 19 months between the second and third born) that dollar-per nearly busted my budget. I cannot even imagine shelling out what today's tooth trader does.

I'm not sure what my grandsons get per tooth, but I guarantee I'll be asking after seeing it's near five bucks a tooth. What do your grandkids get? Either way, Happy Tooth Fairy Day!

GRAND Social No. 245

Thank you for being here for another GRAND Social! You, my friends, make the party!

grand social link party

How it works:

  • All grandparent bloggers are invited to add a link. You don't have to blog about grandparenting, just be a grandparent who blogs.
  • Grandparents who do not blog (or want to share something other than their own post) are welcome to add links to other posts grandparent readers may be interested in.
  • To link up a post, copy the direct URL to the specific post — new or old — that you want to share, not the link to the blog or website home page. Then click the blue button below marked "Add your link" and follow the directions.
  • I reserve the right to remove posts I feel are inappropriate. (Which hasn't happened yet, but I feel obligated to note that, just in case.)
  • Those who add links to the GRAND Social link party will be sent a weekly reminder when the party goes live. If you prefer to be removed from that email list, feel free to do so (and you'll still be more than welcome to join the party any time).
  • If adding your own post, including a mention such as This post linked to the GRAND Social to your linked posts is appreciated. Or, you can post the GRAND Social button anywhere on your page using the following code:

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  • The GRAND Social linky accepts posts through Wednesday evening, so please come back to see those added after your first visit.
  • If you're not a linker, you have the pleasure of being a reader. Those sharing a link would be honored to have you visit, read and, if so moved, leave a comment even if just "Hey, stopping by from the GRAND Social." Bloggers who link are encouraged to visit and comment on the links of other bloggers, as well.