I'm thinking about walking over to a neighbor's house, hitting her upside the head and saying, "WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?"
A neighbor girl lost her tooth. The tooth fairy brought her $15. No, that's not a typo. She received $15.
Our tooth fairy, who is named Sarah by the way, brings a single, dollar coin when our girls lose a tooth. So far they have been thrilled to receive the coin. This might change once they realize $15 is a lot more than their going rate.
I know you see the problem.
Yet, we like these neighbors. Our daughters play together all the time. When they built their new fence, they put in a back gate so the girls could run from house to house. Still, I would like to just melt down.
I realize I cannot really do this, but the temptation is strong. I keep thinking that even if I get arrested, all I need is a jury full of parents. They would understand and I would be acquitted of a crime.
I wouldn't really do it because it's just wrong and a very bad idea in so many, many ways. At least I have the satisfaction of letting it play out in my head, which preserves neighborhood harmony and avoids any legal ramifications.