Little Boy Blue lost a tooth last week. He placed the tooth under his pillow and awoke to a crisp dollar bill in it's place. This surprised me since the most I ever got was a quarter. I suppose inflation really has kicked in or the Tooth Fairy Operation moved overseas.
I asked Little Boy Blue if he still had any baby teeth left. He couldn't remember - either one or none at all. Since earning a dollar for simply putting a tooth under a pillow is a decent side job, I asked if the tooth fairy pays out for other disposable body parts: strands of hair, belly button lint, ear wax, fingernail clippings, and the like. Convinced there was no fairy - other than the Black Market Kidney Fairy - we continued brainstorming. We tossed out the idea of putting corn kernels under the pillow: too yellow. We don't need lectures on how to brush better. Small pebbles wouldn't work either. Of course, we did discuss the option to knock out all permanent teeth. That would bring a profit of $28 ($6.50 if you're this guy). Drawback, though, is that you'd have no teeth.
Then the plan came:
Me: LBB, do any of your classmates still have baby teeth?
Me: Why don't you offer to do all the dirty work. You get the tooth, clean it, and put it under your pillow. All this for a small cut of the profits. I'm thinking 60/40.
I've either just taught him the basics of business strategy or warped him for life. Oh how I love being the older sister!