Our First Visit From The Tooth Fairy

Yesterday was a big day for Ethan. Last night, he lost his first tooth. He was so excited and proud. He couldn’t wait to put his tooth in his Tooth Fairy pillow and go to sleep. I was excited for him, and to be honest, a little grossed out….teeth gross me out (of course I didn’t tell him that!). I was a little sad too. It’s like little pieces of him being a little boy are going to start falling away.


I didn’t know it until last night when I knew the tooth was ready to come out, but his big tooth had already started growing in behind the baby tooth…and it was pretty far in!


The tooth right next to the missing one is also loose. He’s now wiggling that one like crazy too hoping to get it out and another visit from the Tooth Fairy.

So the big debate after he went to bed last was what the Tooth Fairy’s going rate is these days. Back when Jason and I were kids, we remember getting change from the Tooth Fairy, not dollars. I think I got a quarter, but maybe it was more. Jason couldn’t remember anything other than it being change.

We weren’t prepared for him to lose a tooth last night so I hadn’t even asked anybody what the Tooth Fairy was paying for teeth. We decided on $5 for the first tooth and $1 for each tooth after that. We don’t know if that’s too much or too little. What’s your Tooth Fairy’s going rate?


  1. It is a little like pieces of their littleness falling off isn't it? Sigh. I never got money for losing teeth so I have no idea what the going rate is! Alison recently posted..The Other SideMy Profile
  2. My oldest daughter lost her bottom tooth first and just like Ethan's her big tooth was right there behind the baby tooth. I think I give a $1 per tooth no matter what. If I remember.... Jackie recently posted..Letters to my kids – AndrewMy Profile
  3. This reminds me that Cady lost her first tooth right before kindergarten started. James starts kindergarten in August, and I'm telling you right now that he is not old enough for his teeth to be falling out. I'm putting my foot down on that. Jennifer recently posted..Bedroom Themes for a Boy, Girl Shared BedroomMy Profile
  4. I give a euro, which is a little more than a dollar, but that's still a coin. Lady Jennie recently posted..Everything Happening, Great and SmallMy Profile
  5. Some kids around here get $20 for a tooth, which seems ridiculous to me. Like you, we gave $5 for the first and plan to give $1 for the rest.
  6. I can't believe Ethan lost a tooth before Hank - I won't tell him!