The tooth fairy made a visit to our house on Saturday night. She flew in silently and left a gift (a new purse) and a one dollar gold coin for my 6 year old, Audrey, under her pillow. It was the first time she lost a tooth. The purse was a special gift, and every other tooth will be exchanged for a $1 gold coin.
Audrey lost her lost tooth and since it was her first lost tooth (we think she swallowed it), but we explained that the tooth fairy knows since she sees you smiling while you dream, and we were sure she’d get something.
The tooth fairy has made many visits to our house, but in recent months my girls have been influenced heavily by their peers and learned that some of their friends receive quite a bit more cash or gifts from the tooth fairy. A $20 bill was mentioned, an expensive doll was also mentioned. I don’t know what all the kids are saying, but my girls latched on to the idea of the biggest and best presents that their classmates received and wondered to me why they didn’t get the same thing.
Fortunately the idea of a gold coin has been met with lots of appreciation. It’s unusual, and neat, and the girls somehow think that gold is worth more. You can get $1 gold coins from your bank, or some machines offer them as change.
As part of Mom Monday I want to know what you do in your house. Please share with me in the comments.
- If you have kids what did the tooth fairy bring them? Did they get something special for their first tooth? Do you not “do” the tooth fairy in your house?
- If you don’t have kids, did you get cash for your lost teeth? How much did you receive?