For What Its Worth:
My son’s second tooth fell out while he was riding in the car with my wife. She told me that somehow he dropped it and neither of them could find it in the car so he was completely depressed about the whole thing. Most of his frustration was because after only getting $5 from that cheapo Tooth Fairy for his first tooth, he learned the hard way that $5 doesn’t get you very far at the toy store these days. We convinced him to save it until more teeth fall out so he can buy bigger. I have no proof of this, but I suspect he spent the following night punching himself in the face or picking fights at school because miraculously he lost tooth #2 within 24 hours of that conversation. Anyway, without a tooth to leave under the pillow he wouldn’t get paid. My wife put him in a warm bath to calm down and she went back to the car to look for the missing tooth but no luck. So, like any dedicated parent would do, Mom improvised. She went and got tooth #1 which had been taken by the fairy the night before and brought it inside proclaiming that she found tooth #2! He didn’t suspect anything so Mom was a hero that night. He cashed in the tooth so now he’s got $8 in his tooth treasury.