Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
My daddy gets asked the hard questions.
Last night he was having a late night meal with a friend after a long day of working/speaking on Social Media … again.
While daddy was working late I was having a big event. I lost my first tooth.
Mommy sent him a text message to let him know. I wonder how mommies and daddies used to tell each other their kids lost a tooth. Mail? Telegraph. Morse Code. Dit dit dot dit dot dit dot dot dot dit dit => means nothing. But it sounds funny when you say it out loud. And if you say it real loud, well, maybe a tooth will fall out.
Daddy told his friend about my lost tooth.
“How much do tooth fairies get these days?”
“Good question. Mia gets about $2-3. Enough to buy a new game on her iPad.”
“I used to get a quarter for my teeth.”
“I used to be able to bowl a complete game for a quarter. Now it costs twice that per frame! Tyler’s wife gave their daughter $20 for a tooth. I wanted to knock all my teeth out and go sleep at his house.”
I wonder, if I can get the price of a new game on iPad for my tooth, how much can the tooth fairy get?
How much does your tooth fairy leave you when you lose a tooth?
Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.