Devon, who is now 4, brought home a collection of bloody, extracted cats’ teeth in a plastic bag and stuck them under her pillow. The next morning, the teeth were gone and a $1 bill had replaced them.
Devon sulked. “I don’t like the tooth fairy,” she told her mom. “Why doesn’t she know that quarters are much more valuable.”
Moms have to be nimble. Meghan looked in her purse and said to Devon. “Look, the tooth fairy must have been confused. She put all this change in my purse.”
She handed Devon a collection of pennies and nickels. Devon beamed, enriched by a tooth fairy who simply couldn’t find her pillow, but cared nonetheless.