And we weren't the only ones that made something of it: Each parent had their own rituals around this event, usually involving money, or a gift, or a note under their child's pillow. Each lost tooth meant grand excitement. You're growing up! No six year old wants to miss their spot in the limelight.
One day, after much talk among many of our toothless wonders, little A. wondered outloud if she hadn't lost a tooth recently and not realized it? She decided to err on the side of caution and immediately wrote this note:
Dear tooth Fairy,
I think I lost a tooth
Can you drop off something?
A truer determination there never was.