Right before Son #1 lost his first tooth, my husband and I had a conversation with him about the tooth fairy.
"Son #1, when your tooth falls out save it and put it under your pillow." We began.
"Why?" Asked my son.
"If you do that, the tooth fairy will come and give you money in exchange for your baby tooth." My husband said.
"Whoa! That's cool! I bet she's going to give me a lot of money!" My eldest son exclaimed with excitement.
"How do you know the tooth fairy is a girl?" My husband questioned our son, a little miffed that I would get the credit for being the tooth fairy and not him. My husband was the one who would exchange the tooth for money once Son #1 was fast asleep.
"BECAUSE the tooth fairy is a girl not a boy. Fairies can't be boys." Son #1 replied.
"Well, how do you know it isn't a tooth fairo?" I contributed with an air of silliness.
"A tooth fairo! There is no such thing!" Son #1 scoffed with disbelief.
The conversation went on and on but we could not convince Son #1 otherwise. My poor husband would not get credit for playing the tooth fairy tonight.