As the boys are at that age where the tooth fairy is visiting their bedrooms at night regularly and they are profiting nicely from losing their baby teeth, it seems that there are others out there taking full advantage of this free money-making scheme. A conversation I had earlier with my eldest went something like this:

Me: “How was school today, Alex?”
A: “Fine”Alex gappy
Me: “What did you do?”
A: “I lost a tooth”.
Me: “Great! Can I see it?”
A: “No. Someone stole it.”
Me: “Why would someone steal your tooth?!”
A:  “I don’t know!”
Me: “Maybe it was the Bone Collector”
A: “Maybe”
Me: “Well, are you going to try and get it back?”
A: “Maybe”
Me: “How much was it worth?”
A: “5 zloty”

Apparently he wrapped it in a tissue after showing his friends and put it on his desk. He went to the toilet and when he got back, it was gone. So whilst one his ‘friends’ is putting Alex’s tooth under their pillow tonight, we are having to explain to Alex that he shouldn’t worry because the tooth fairy only brings money to the person from where the tooth originated.

It’s a puzzling world out there for a 7-year old.