Elle has a loose tooth; it’s been loose for a little over a week now and I have been in planning mode since seeing that little tooth wiggle. I’ve been having fun planning what exactly the tooth fairy will do in our home when Elle’s tooth finally comes out. I’ve had a lot of fun looking around on the internet to see what traditions other families have started and it’s so exciting to think that we will be starting a new tradition in our little family.
When I was growing up we left the tooth under the pillow and received 25 cents. Simple and sweet. I want to go the same route with my kiddos, but wanted to give them a little more preparation and a way to remember these special moments. I’m sure if my parents hadn’t been so busy making a living to provide the best for their three kids or if they were raised with American traditions that they would have done the same thing.
So here’s a little of what we are doing:
A cute little book about a night in the life of the tooth fairy:
We’ve read this book a few times and Elle absolutely loves it. There’s this one part of the book that has rules for kids to make it a little easier on the tooth fairy; she perks up at this part every time. She lists things like don’t put the tooth in a stinky sock and make sure to clean the tooth. I think that we are lucky in that Elle is still very young and is at the stage where rules are cool.
I also got Tooth Fairy Tales, a little journal to document the day the tooth was lost, how it was lost, and place photos of cute toothless grins.
It’s quite a bit of work, but I know that I would love to have something like this to see what kinds of things I thought about losing my teeth as a child. Sadly, I have a horrible memory and as the saying goes, “The faintest ink is better than the best memory.”
we the Tooth Fairy is giving one gold coin ($1.00) per tooth. We wanted to make it more special than just the typical dollar bill and got the idea from my sister who read about it on Pinterest, I think.
We are now ready for the first five teeth. 🙂
I’d love to hear your family traditions or what you experienced growing up.