A recent survey lays the Tooth Fairy's financial habits bare -- according to Delta Dental's annual poll, she offered kids over 15 percent more money per tooth last year than she did in 2011. (HuffPost Business explains what this may mean for our economy.)
But can a nation's relationship with one of its most prominent magical celebrities be measured by sterile statistics alone? We think not. When it comes to evaluating the Tooth Fairy's role in modern life, it clearly makes more sense to look for insight in the words and pictures of our youngest citizens. (We feel the same way about a wide variety of other topics, too.)
The following sample, collected from the HuffPost Parents community, is far from scientific, but we suspect it accurately reflects a prominent trend in Tooth Fairy correspondence: everyone just wants to make a deal.
The Response Requested
The Kid Who Thinks It's Christmas
The Instruction Manual
The "Twilight" Special
The Importance Of Being Earnest
The Haggling Win
The Illustrated Edition
The Deluxe Illustrated Edition
The All-Purpose Excuse
The Open Letter To Fairies Of All Varieties
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