"OAK BROOK, Ill., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- An Illinois non-profit said its annual survey suggests the "Tooth Fairy" left an average 42 cents less in 2011 than in 2010.
Delta Dental, based in Oak Brook, said its annual online survey of 1,355, dubbed the Original Tooth Fairy Poll, suggests children who lost a tooth received an average $2.10 in 2011, down from the average $2.52 in 2010.
"Like many Americans, the Tooth Fairy needed to tighten her belt in 2011, but she's hopeful for a recovery this year," said Chris Pyle, spokesman for the Delta Dental Plans Association. "More importantly, Delta Dental is encouraged that parents are still making visits to the dentist a priority for their children."" Source: Poll: Tooth Fairy leaves average $2.10 - UPI.com
First, you mean it was more in 2010? Second, does the IRS know about this? I remember when I was a very young a quarter was a big deal. What are children getting today? Ten dollar bills?