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The Tooth Mouse

It's that time again...big gappy smiles on my little one's face.  He's just lost a tiny little milktooth and will put it under the pillow tonight for the mouse, not the fairy!  In France and most francophone countries with the exception of Canada, it's a mouse "la petite souris" who comes in the night to take away the tooth. The fairy seems to be confined to the "anglo-saxon" world.

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What happens where you live?  Do you have a mouse, a fairy or something completely different?  I'd love to hear about your traditions.

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  • Guest
    Lisa Monday, 07 March 2016

    Oh, we've changed the mouse slightly into a mouse with wings: it's the tooth-fairy-mouse who comes to visit our house! That's so that it fits with the New Zealand/Italian and french cultures that form the mix in our household. :) :)

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    http://outoneear.com Monday, 14 October 2013

    Visiting you from Blog Formatting. I've never heard of the Tooth Mouse. This is new to me and I love learning what other cultures call, what we call, the Tooth Fairy. http://outoneear.com

  • Guest
    Phoebe Monday, 14 October 2013

    Thanks for popping by, I really appreciate it.

  • Manal, The Go Go Girl
    Manal, The Go Go Girl Saturday, 12 October 2013

    You called it. We have a little fairy in Texas. Love your blog and your part of the world. I might have to come visit sometime:)

  • Guest
    Phoebe Saturday, 12 October 2013

    Thanks for reading Manal, please do come over this way!

  • Guest
    Phoebe Monday, 07 October 2013

    He did have a little wooden box for a while but I haven't seen it since our last tidy away when renting out the house! I should try and find it before the next one falls out.

  • Guest
    RosemaryK Monday, 07 October 2013

    Does he have a little "mouse" box? My children had tiny wooden boxes for their teeth, because the mouse doesn't usually take them in exchange for the reward. I gave one to my godson in Australia but I'm not sure how well it went over.

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