The Tooth Fairy came, but she left the teeth.

United States
June 11, 2008 11:18pm CST
Parents, do you keep your child's baby teeth? I've got two children, 8 and 5. I've got a baggie full of gnarly little teeth from the oldest one and just one tooth (so far) from the youngest. What am I supposed to do with these things? They won't ever ask for them back, and if I reveal that I have them then my cover as "Did the Tooth Fairy come?" is blown. Got any suggestions, I'm grinning while waiting for your replies.
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@GreenMoo (11842)
15 Jun 08
You've made me wonder now. Where are all the teeth I've collected from under the pillow over the years? I guess I must have just lost them as I've gone along as I certainly haven't deliberately thrown them out but have no idea where they could be. Perhaps the real tooth fairy has snunk in and reclaimed what is rightfully hers! As to what to do with your collection ... You could string them on thread and wear as a rather scary necklace. You could keep saving them and present them to your kids when they're old enough to be revolted and dump the responsibility of what to do with them on their own shoulders. Or how about making tiny items of furniture out of them? This is what I say that the tooth fairy does with them when I'm asked, and who'd to say it's not right?
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• United States
16 Jun 08
You're either up too late or you gave this some thought. A necklace hmmm, perhaps I could place one in each state we travel to and then tell them about the skull who wanted his teeth back, I like where this is going.
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@GreenMoo (11842)
16 Jun 08
With the time difference, then I fear I'm up too early rather than too late! There's definately a children's story coming on there - "The Skull Who Wanted His Teeth Back". Please remember who inspired you when you make your fortune.
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• United States
16 Jun 08
I'd like to dedicate this book to GreenMoo from the UK...
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
12 Jun 08
I dun remember my parents keeping my tooth when i was a baby.. haha.. I think by now, they would have thrown it away if they really kept it.. LOL
• United States
16 Jun 08
Watch them present it to you next week, oh Kun, we have something for you...
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
16 Jun 08
lOL ^_^ What is it that u wanna me to have?? LOL
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@guybrush (4661)
• Australia
12 Jun 08
It sounds horrible - but I actually used to put them down the sink. No idea why - I hate teeth and didn't want them around the house. You never know what they might do at night ... woooooooo
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• United States
16 Jun 08
Unless your kids are vampires I wouldn't worry about the fangs coming to bite you, but not wanting to keep the around is understandable, those things are nasty!
• Poland
12 Jun 08
I don't think that tooth fairy is important at all so it's hard for me to advice anything. You can always throw them all out. They won't find them this way, right? Or just lock them somewhere safe.
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• United States
16 Jun 08
I'd like to do something with them, I just don't know what.
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
12 Jun 08
lol Your lucky in that you were able to save all the teeth. My daughter tended to lose them while sleeping and would end up swallowing them. I have, I think, 5-6 of her teeth in a baggie and she knows I have them. I told her the tooth fairy gives them to me to keep after she gives her the money for them. My daughter seemed satisfied with that answer and left it at that. Have no clue what I'll do with them later on. Prolly ask her if she wants them and if not, then just pitch them.
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• United States
16 Jun 08
I use to have this letter that the Tooth Fairy had written them after loosing their first tooth, it was cute. I'll have to research and find it again.
@rededdlog (118)
• Kenya
12 Jun 08
Tell them to put the tooth under their pillow then place a chocolate bar next to their pillow early in the morning before they wake up and tell them the tooth fairy left it in exchange for the tooth. It worked when I was a kid.
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• United States
16 Jun 08
I like that idea, the chocolate will help loosen more teeth and I'll be exchanging white gold for Twix bars.
@toosh21 (800)
• Australia
12 Jun 08
I am looking forward to the responses here as I have all this to look forward to with my 2 boys!
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• United States
16 Jun 08
As am I.
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
16 Jun 08
I have them in pill bottles in the cedar chest with the baby clothes! Each child has a separate bottle and that's the only way I can tell which teeth belong to which kid (they're all grown now) is by the date on the label on the pill bottle! I also have locks of hair from their first haircut for the boys, but for some reason I didn't keep any from my daughter.
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