My sister called me in a conundrum the other day. Her daughter is about to lose her first tooth and she wanted to see what the going rate is for pearly whites. We agreed 50 cents did the trick for us when we were tots.

When I taught first grade, the kids regularly told tales of $5 comps— some even raved about $20 prizes! When the time comes for me to wear the fairy wings, I'll be sticking to quarters. It can only get better for the babe after that. And, if the tooth fairy spoils them rotten, mommy and daddy are in BIG trouble.

How much does the tooth fairy leave at your house?