There’s no tooth fairy in France
Several of L’s teeth started wobbling way back in early July, so I warned my mum when L went to stay there for a week in late July that she may need to play the tooth fairy role. But then nothing happened. Most of August passed by and still nothing happened so I decided these teeth would take a while to come out. Then on the 20th August we flew to Marseille for a two week holiday in France, we had been on French soil for about 30 minutes before L started furiously wobbling her bottom tooth….whilst sitting on the counter in the Europcar office at Marseille Airport. And yes, you guessed it, tooth number 1 came out there and then.
Our next issue was what to do with regards to the tooth fairy, as she doesn’t exist in France. That’s right, you read that correctly, there is no tooth fairy in France. Instead they have “la petite souris” (the little mouse) who fulfils the same role. But a while back when I was telling L about this she was freaking out at the idea of a mouse crawling into her bed to get her tooth, even if it did leave her money.
So I offered her two alternatives, either we would put the tooth out that night for “la petite souris” or I would look after it – for 2 weeks – and we would leave it out for the tooth fairy when we got back home. Greed got the better of her and “la petite souris” visited her that night, leaving in its wake a 2 Euro coin.
A month and a bit later, we are back in the UK and 4 teeth down, with the other 3 being taken by the tooth fairy via a very cute sign that I got from Cwtch Signs, which saves scrabbling under pillows!
Now she’s realised how much money she can make per tooth (£1 in our house) she’s constantly wobbling the others, who knows what she’ll do once she’s gone through them all!