SOLT: I’m Rich!

“I’m rich, Mrs. Gensch,” a tooth-gaping first grader exclaimed enthusiastically. My expression said, “Really? Tell me more.” He continued, “Yep. I got two dollars last night for one little tooth.”

My smile spread as I nodded in his excitement. “Wow, two dollars?! You’re lucky. I think I might have gotten a quarter when I was little, usually a dime. The tooth fairy must think you are really special,” I replied.

The kid smiled. “Maybe. I think it’s just because you’re kind of old. The rates have gone up since you were a kid.” His reading partner just nodded in agreement.

Kids… honesty is not always the best policy.



5 Responses to SOLT: I’m Rich!

  1. readsomuch says:

    Ouch! 🙂 The rates have gone up for sure! 🙂 Cute story!

  2. That’s really funny! Just when you think kids are so innocent…they know about inflation. What a cute story. 🙂

  3. elsie says:

    I don’t think you’re old. 🙂 but I do know inflation has hit the tooth fairy. I miss kid contact.

  4. Ouch! Memorable story for you.

  5. Ramona says:

    My sixth graders told me I didn’t look that old this week (when I told them I’d attended my 40th high school reunion). They learn the art of flattery by middle school! I love your use of dialogue in this slice. It’s one I’ll share with my sixth grade slicers.

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