Heidi has her first loose tooth. I am not sure what the going rate for the Tooth Fairy is so I figured I should ask her what she thought.
Me: Hey, Heids. What does the Tooth Fairy give you for your first tooth?
Heidi: Um… $1. It’s always $1.
Me: Okay, good to know.
Heidi: Unless it’s big. Then maybe it’s more.
Me: Oh, do you mean, like, a molar?
Heidi: Yeah, or a long one.
Me: What’s a long tooth?
Heidi: I don’t know. But it’s $1.
Me: Okay. So, it’s always $1?
Heidi: Yes. $1. Unless it’s not.
Me: Okay. Glad we cleared that up.
A few minutes later.
Heidi: Hey Mom?
Heidi: Do I have to put the tooth under my pillow?
Me: Well, you could put it under your pillow or under the one next to you. Whatever you want to do is fine.
Heidi: What if the Tooth Fairy comes when I am not on my pillow. You know, I don’t sleep on my pillow most of the night. What if I am on the wrong side of the bed? Will she still leave the dollar?
Me: I think you could leave it on your nightstand and she would take it. I don’t think it has to be under a pillow. And I don’t think your head has to be on the pillow. You will be fine.
Heidi: Okay. Mom?
Me: Yes, Heidi?
Heidi: I love the Tooth Fairy.
Me: Why? Do you love her because she brings you money?
Heidi: No. Just because. She is pretty.
Ok, to all the moms and dads out there, I need your help! What is the going rate for the Tooth Fairy? What happens if a tooth comes out and I don’t have any cash? Do you keep a stash of $1 in your drawer for this occasion?