A toothsome conundrum

Reading the review of The Tooth Fairy in The Ticket today reminded me of a thought that occurs to me every Christmas as the TV stations announce their schedules. Much glee as The Santa Clause, Miracle on 34th Street, Elf etc. are announced. The thing that gets me though is this presumption that no-one believes in Santa. Until kids see these films it probably never crosses their minds that there is any question over the existence of Santa, The Tooth Fairy, The Easter Bunny, Holy God, whoever.

As Nipper 1.0 lost his first tooth this week I toyed with the idea of bringing them to see this film. However, if it involves talking about the non-existence of the Tooth Fairy we’ll give it a skip. Imagine if Nipper 1.0 started questioning his beliefs: the guilt at accepting his tooth dues might scar him for life.

Speaking of which how much is a tooth worth these days? A straw poll of moms at the school reveals that the going rate is €2.00. One of the kids today told me he got two cent so maybe they have a bit to learn about the value of their teeth!

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