(Editor’s note: In honor of National Tooth Fairy Day (yes, you heard me) we’re re-posting this, which originally ran three years ago)
My 5-year-old lost her first tooth over the weekend. It had been loose for two months and we all were super excited when it finally fell out.
When I was a kid, the Tooth Fairy left me a bright shiny quarter for each tooth I left under my pillow, but I hear that kids these days are getting $5 a tooth. That seems like a lot to me. They have 20 teeth to lose and at $5 a pop, we’re talking $100. Parents aren’t making it easier for those of us who think $5 is too much. Kids talk and my daughter knows that what the Tooth Fairy is leaving her friends.
Despite the pressure to leave more, the Tooth Fairy left my daughter a dollar and a note thanking her for the tooth. My DH and I decided since it was the first lost tooth, we would buy her a gift, so she got a new electric Wall-E toothbrush.
What does the Tooth Fairy leave at your house?