When did the tooth fairy get so rich? I want to know. Maybe there is something I’m missing, or wasn’t told?

Jasmine recently lost her second tooth. This momentous event happened while Jasmine was spending the night at her Nana and Papa’s house. The next day, while unpacking her bags, I found a $20 bill in Jasmine’s backpack. I asked Jasmine “where did you get this money?” Jasmine quickly replied, “from the tooth fairy.”

Wait a second, I thought to myself. The tooth fairy is now leaving $20 bills? I was in shock, and suddenly, I saw dollar signs flashing before my eyes.

I don’t know if my mother-in-law realized the mistake she had made by leaving that much cash for a little old tooth. When Jasmine lost her first tooth, the tooth fairy left a modest 2 bucks under her pillow. Sean and I used to get a quarter, or sometimes, we might have received .40 cents, you know, if the tooth fairy was feeling generous.

Does Jasmine now expect a $20 bill every time she leaves a tooth under her pillow? If so, we’re going to be broke. But in all seriousness, it’s not happening. I refuse to give that much for a tooth. I think kids these days get way too much anyways. If the tooth fairy wants to leave a $20 bill when Jasmine sleeps at her Nana and Papa’s house that’s fine, but around here, the tooth fairy doesn’t have that kind of cash.

Does the tooth fairy come to visit your children? How much does she leave for a tooth?


Hey there, I’m Tiffany! I’m a work-at-home mom of two rambunctious children (Jasmine, 9 + Sean II, 5) and recently widowed at just 35 years old. I've remarried and currently live right outside of Baton Rouge in Denham Springs, Louisiana with two adoring cats and a dog. Let's connect on Twitter @fabulousmomblog.


  1. We don’t do the tooth fairy, but we do give money or small gifts for lost teeth. So far, only my daughter has lost teeth. She lost her first one while we were at Great Wolf Lodge and I had no cash, so I went downstairs to the MagiQuest store and bought her a necklace and notebook. That was a mistake, because it set the bar pretty high. LOL

  2. I was hoping to leave a $1 bill under my daughter’s pillow when she looses a tooth but not more than that. I will have to discuss it with the hubby. He’ll probably want to leave a $5. 🙂 But I agree, $20 is WAY TOO MUCH!!

  3. Tara Gauthier Reply

    We leave $2, sometimes though instead we have left a small gift instead that didn’t cost more than about 4 or 5 dollars, but only occasionally. Now my son is too old to believe (ironcially at 11 he caught up and lost like 6 or 7 teeth in a month and half) and I didn’t have to pay out for them.

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