DD lost her first tooth tonight!! I got some sacagawea gold dollars to put under her pillow along with a $5 bill & kai lan/ dora nintendo DS game. First tooth is a big deal, man! Super excited for her & she looks so damn cute with that little window pane in her mouth!
My mom gave 25c for each loose tooth--for all five kids. Regardless of inflation.
I am the youngest and lost my first tooth in the early 90's . Can't exactly pinpoint which age.
I couldn't get anything for 25c then, except for a single piece or stick of candy sometimes sold in places like Cracker Barrel. I was in a big family, but we weren't bad off for the most part. So I always felt a bit pi$$ed of when I couldn't get anything for 25c!
I think I started off giving my boys a $1. Then of course one day I didn't have a $1 so I had to give him a $5.
This year at Easter my oldest asked me if the Easter Bunny was real. He is in the 6th grade so I finally told him the truth. Then he said I guess Santa isn't real either? So I had to tell him about that too. Well we were getting ready to go to a movie. When we get to the theater he asked me something about Christmas, and I said yeah, it was hard hiding the big presents. He looks at me and said, what? You and Dad buy the gifts? I just stared at him a minute, and said yes, I did tell you Santa wasn't real. He was like, wow, I still thought maybe Santa got the stuff. LOL
Later that day, we are on the way to the grocery store. And he bring this up again, and I said we hid things outside in the garage sometimes. Then I told him, the hardest thing was getting the money under his pillow for the tooth fairy. He said WHAT?! You are the tooth fairy too?! I nearly wrecked, I was lol so hard. OK, Santa isn't real but the tooth fairy is?! OMG that kid is such a good kid, and totally naive.
When I was little I would get a piece of Bubblicious gum for each tooth.
The day my mom told me tooth fairy wasn't real, was the same day I realized it wasn't the tooth fairy stealing the other 4 pieces of gum from me, it was my own mom!! Needless to say I held that grudge for quit some time