It only took six years, eight months and a bunch of days, but my little big guy finally lost his first tooth. We (he) had been waiting so long, you would think we – ahem – the Tooth Fairy would have been ready with a super-special $2 bill and a new toothbrush. But instead, our little big guy got two fairly crumply singles folded up and stuffed into his tooth fairy pillow. While I would’ve loved the task of hunting down (or even making) a sweet pillow for my son’s special day, my mother-in-law — Keeper of All Things — had saved my husband’s childhood tooth pillow and given it to him for the holidays. Good thing too, or else he would’ve had to stick his tooth in a ziploc.
Have a kid on his or her way to losing a first tooth? Check out some of my favorite tooth pillow options from Etsy:
Also, if you’re curious what the Tooth Fairy’s going rate is, just check out this awesome post.