There was some disappointment this morning when Cody awoke, only to find a $1 bill and a note from the tooth fairy. Last time, since it was his first lost tooth, the tooth fairy brought $1.50 in quarters in a star shaped box, along with a new toothbrush, toothpaste, and a certificate sprinkled in fairy dust.
I tried to explain to the disappointed six year-old that the tooth fairy always makes a big deal out of the first tooth since it's, you know, the first one. He speculated that the cheap flying tooth snatcher had some sort of a tooth fairy printer that she used this time, and this just didn't seem acceptable to him. (I personally thought it looked like she had made a pretty good effort this time, and what she left for him was pretty cute.)
I followed the conversation up with a verse he's learning in Awana that goes something like this: "Be content with what you have."
Because I'm a good mother. And it's my job to point him to God's Word. And because I felt he needed to give the poor tooth fairy a break.
So I'm curious. Does the tooth fairy reward your children for their lost teeth? If so, how generous is she when she comes to your house?