Magical Tooth Fairy Coins
Shortly before losing her first tooth, Princess Pea (then five) asked me about the tooth fairy that she'd heard of at school. She reported that someone had told her the tooth fairy brings money, but that she didn't really believe them (I could tell from her voice that she really wasn't sure, though, and was prodding for my opinion!) When I inquired why she didn't believe it, she pointed out that because our money was much too big for tiny fairies, and since different countries have different currencies (she didn't use the word 'currency'), that they must have their own fairy money in Fairyland that's probably really tiny and magical.
How could I argue with that logic?!
Well, that sent me into a complete panic as I tried to figure out how to get my hands on some magical, tiny fairy money - and fast! - as this tooth was about to fall out imminently!
Luckily, I was able to find some, and so now the tooth fairy brings teensy fairy coins. I save them from our travels and I bought a bagful of them at a market this spring. Some are old out-of-use coins, some are currencies from countries she won't recognize, and some are even transit tokens! (Sshhh, don't tell!)
She believes they're really magical, and she keeps them in a special treasure box beside her bed.
Has the tooth fairy visited your house? What tooth traditions do you have in your family?