Congratulations to Beetle, random number 11! "When I was travelling in France, I learned that instead of a 'tooth fairy', they have a small mouse who comes to visit when a child loses a tooth..."
How sweet is that? A mouse!? I checked out the children's book "Throw Your Tooth on the Roof" and learned about many different traditions following a lost tooth. Many traditions included a mouse, but some more unique ones include feeding it to your chickens or throwing it into the ocean. I loved all of your comments and suggestions -from handwritten notes or special glitter coins from the tooth fairy herself. And to encourage good brushing I tell my children that "the tooth fairy can only take clean teeth".
I want to leave you with a photo of a felted mouse created by Barby Anderson, so soft and sweet, I have fallen in love with these. Take some time to visit her flickr stream, I think you may be there a while. And thanks again to those who participated in the tooth fairy pocket giveaway -you are appreciated!