My daughter, Adelyn, has become obsessed with money in the last week or so. Somehow she’s managed to scrounge together $27. It’s burning a whole in her pocket. We almost had a meltdown the other night when I wouldn’t take her to Wal-Mart so she could “buy sumpin.”

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In the past week, we’ve pulled three teeth… I’m starting to relate her insistent demands for pulling any tooth in her head that is not firmly in place with her greed. Tonight, I pulled another tooth – her top one. That’s two nights in a row. As the light began to dawn in this dad’s head, I asked her, “Adelyn, do you want me to pull your tooth so that the tooth fairy will bring you more money?”

“Yes!” she emphaticallly responded.

Granted, the tooth/teeth were all loose. Yet, she’s milking the system. She’s going to have to find another way to earn money soon. The law of supply and demand as it relates to tooth-profiteering cannot apply. Her supply is dwindling, and from insider information (or is it “incisor” info?), I am confident that our tooth fairy is not going to pay premium for her teeth.

With all that being said, it has been rather exciting around the Noble house the last few nights.

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