Friday, March 2, 2012
Tooth Fairy Lessons
Since I was out of town when he lost his first tooth, the tooth fairy set a high precedent of $5/tooth. So, after our son received $5 for his third tooth lost, I was shocked to hear my son say, "I wish I got two dollars instead of five."
What??? Immediately I started going over number values and how 5 is more than 2. He then responded, "I know. I know. I just wish I got 2 dollars instead of 1 five-dollar."
Ah-ha! So he doesn't care about the quality of his money from the tooth fairy, he cares about the quantity, as in, he would rather have 2 one-dollar bills instead of 1 five-dollar bill. (Just as in he would rather have 5 Skittles rather than just 2.) This is great to know. I will have to pass this interesting information on to the tooth fairy.
Sometimes, you just have to love kids and their logic!