National Tooth Fairy Day: How Much Does She Leave Under The Pillow?

BY  |  Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012 7:30am  |  COMMENTS (1)

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firstlosttooth.jpg(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?


  1. POSTED BY Sandy  |  February 28, 2012 @ 9:21 am

    The Tooth Fairy, like Santa Claus skips over our house; however the
    tax-Man does not and he comes with the Halloween gobins !

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