Imagine, if you will, New Year’s Eve night. My 10-year-old Duh-dette has lost one of her molars and places into her little tooth pillow for the fairy. I turn to my Duhman and say, “you gots some cash?” He says, “Why yes, I have 4 ones.” He then hands me a tiny folded up bunch of ones which I place into the tooth pillow once Duh-dette is asleep.
Fast forward to New Year’s Day and a very excited Duh-dette comes running into the room yelling, ” The tooth fairy left me NINETEEN DOLLARS!!!” You see apparently, Duhman had given me ALL the cash in his wallet, not just the ones. And because most sane people I know put the big bills on top, I assumed, incorrectly, that the folded bunch of bills were all ones.
So in this situation, should the tooth fairy repo that money or what? I mean, this really throws a kink into the whole tooth fairy dealio. Duh-dette will now assume that the fairy will always bring that kind of dough or be disappointed. And what about little Duh-dude? At 6, he’s only just begun to lose teeth.