I sat my son down, before he'd ever lost a tooth, and explained to him that the tooth fairy brings whatever she wants. It is her decision. Sometimes she might bring money, sometimes a small gift, you just never know. The only thing that's certain is that whatever she brings will be small "because teeth are small".
Have you caught on? Are you dazzled by my brilliance yet?
The tooth fairy brings whatever she wants. That means that if
Clever, huh? I sure thought so.
Now if the tooth fairy could just be a wee bit more consistent about remembering to actually put her "something" under the darn pillow at night, rather than having to distract the child in the morning just as he's about to check under his pillow so that she can quickly grab the tooth and shove something under there before he catches on...
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