In the car last week:
Belle--Mom, I want to know the truth about the Tooth Fairy (for the record...the only Make-Believe character we entertain around our house) Is she real?
Belle--Is she you?
Fast Forward to Tuesday when she brought me her tooth home from school:
Belle--So, my family is the Tooth Fairy?
Belle--So, when I lost my first tooth and I got $6 that was from you. Out of your wallet (this is lead her to try to give me money back!)
Me--Actually, Daddy and I gave you $2, Mimi and Papa threw in $2 more and then Grammie and Grandpa threw in $2 more.
Fast Forward to that night right before bedtime:
Belle--So, um...Mom? Even though I know you are the Tooth Fairy, can you still slip some money under my pillow?
Me--How about that $3 you gave me?
Belle--$3 sounds great!
Way to captialize on your investment.