Do you Tooth Fairy your kids ?

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  1. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    Times getting closer for the kids teefers to start falling out. I think, Im not sure which age period they do.

    I used to get 50 cents per tooth when I was little under the pillow, do people still do that?

    That was a long time ago, what is it like a dollar now?
     
  2. Bumble Prime

    Bumble Prime all the time

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    yeah pretty much. I think I got 5 once cuz i pulled three teeth in the same week and stockpiled them. Pretty much the perfect storm as far as 7 yr olds and tooth fairying goes.
     
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    I still do it for my kids. And its usually a dollar.
     
  4. Foster

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    I don't ANYTHING fairy my kids.




    Ok, that's cause my stew isn't in the pot yet. If I was in the Muffin's shoes, I'd get som'a them gold dollar coins. They're neat, kids can learn the Presidents.
     
  5. Molini

    Molini spawn of a glitch TFW2005 Supporter

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    TOOTH FAIRY ISN'T REAL????????????????????????????

    You might as well be Michael Bay...you just raped my childhood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. jourdo

    jourdo TFW2005 Supporter

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    I have not had to cross that bridge yet with my little ones, but I would figure a buck at the most is reasonable. I used to get a quarter for mine.

    The "going rate" that I hear about from the little guys ranges from a dollar to as much as twenty (although the tooth fairy admitted to not having anything smaller when the deed happened on that one... they assured the kid that was likely a one time deal for the first tooth). A couple bucks seems average.
     
  7. Chaos Muffin

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    Pretty good idea. Ive been getting those from the post office and putting them in her piggy

    I put a $100 in her savings account every year


    It's going to be awesome when your wife get's preggers. It'll happen. Soon. Dont want to rush you. Congradulations!
    I have some spare baby clothes if you need.
     
  8. Voiceroy

    Voiceroy Trans-fo-mahs!

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    "Tooth fairy" is not a verb.
     
  9. Foster

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    Yeah it's an adjective! :google 
     
  10. Bumble Prime

    Bumble Prime all the time

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    Looks like someone got a visit from the Grammar Fairy
     
  11. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    Thank you, where would I be without you

    Istanbull Constaninople mother fu**er
     
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  12. Voiceroy

    Voiceroy Trans-fo-mahs!

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    No, it's not. The way it was used in the subject line is actually part of a verb phrase -- more specifically, it's a transitive verb.

    Rearrange the sentence into standard subject/predicate syntax and you get:

    You / do tooth fairy / (your) kids

    "Tooth fairy" is linked with the verb "do", and "kids" is the direct object of the verb phrase "do tooth fairy".

    Replace "tooth fairy" with any number of verb-like words (pamper, brainwash, drop-kick, chicken-fry, etc) and you've got a verb phrase.

    And for the record, an adjective must modify a noun or pronoun. In this sentence, it does neither.

    Don't ever try to correct a Grammar Geek.

    On an ironic footnote, "tooth fairy" is technically a verb as it was used here. But seeing nouns turned into verbs is a personal pet peeve. In hindsight, I should have said that "tooth fairy" should not be used as a verb.

    [end Grammar nerd rant]

    We now return you to your "Tooth Fairy" discussion, already in progress.
     
  13. Chaos Muffin

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    You get an apple sir

    No worries, there ain't no worm innit
     
  14. Voiceroy

    Voiceroy Trans-fo-mahs!

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    My mom was a Grammar teacher for 15 years, so of course I couldn't escape it at home either. She beat it into me.

    I was very briefly an English Ed major in college, but only very briefly. I had an epiphany: the thought scared the crap out of me that I might be turning into my mom.

    So I'm an actor/performer now instead. (Take that, mom!)

    Back on topic, if and when I do ever have kids, I'm going to teach them that if their teeth come out they are turning into zombies.

    Give kids money for their teeth? Are you kidding me? I could spend those quarters on a :hookday  .
     
  15. Bryan

    Bryan ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    That is AWESOME.

    But I'm gonna toss out a suggestion--529 plans FTW!
     
  16. Chaos Muffin

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    Hell yeah, that one's a definite. Unless I die first and she get's that 75g life insurance payment :lol 


    VR I agree man, I cherish my quarters. They're perfect for getting wet and rolling down a grocery aisle. A kid always chases it , picks it up, then drops it again
     
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    toma eskimo in disguise

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    i usually do a toonie
     
  18. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    ^ maybe if you draw a spider he/she could pay rent with it someday
     
  19. Foster

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    :lol  The point, she is missed!

    Also, grammar is not a proper noun, and as such, should not be capitalized. I'm telling your mom.
     
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  20. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    The Interwebz needs more Grammar Fairies. If nothing else, I deplore reading posts that oddly become one huge run on sentence. Chat is one thing; posting on a message board is another, imo. I obviously don't have a problem with l33t, if used sparingly. Ok, I need to stop. :lol 

    Anyways, I think a lot of you guys have some really good ideas for using this as a teaching tool for your kids. :thumb 
     

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