Erika put her tooth between two shells that she collected last summer. This was because she didn't know what to put a tooth in if it wasn't pulled out at the dentist and there they give you those special little tiny treasure boxes. So, that's the scoop about that. And because the tooth fairy took the treasure box as well as the tooth the last few times, Erika felt that she needed to clarify that she wanted to keep the shells. When I suggested that the tooth fairy would know not to take the shells, she desolved into hopeless tears. What if she didn't!!!!! My thought was then we would have two fewer usless clam shells but I didn't express this opinion to my distraught daughter. Instead, she wrot her a note. That seems to have worked becuase this morning Erika woke up and was super excited to find a dollar bill inside the two shells where her tooth used to be. It seems the tooth fairy was quite reasonable about the whole issue. And might I add that it's a good thing that the tooth fairy's husband reminded her to collect Erika's tooth or we would have had fresh tears this morning and a long talk about how there is only one tooth fairy for the whole world and how she must be very busy with lots of children right now to not have made it and I'm sure she'll make it tonight! ;) If the tooth fairy causes this much drama, how will I Ever handle the teen years?