I was listening to How to Do Everything today and they mentioned something about the “Tooth Mouse”, a European take on what we know in Western cultures as the Tooth Fairy.
According to Wikipedia:
As is traditional in some English-speaking countries, when a child loses a tooth it is customary for him or her to place it under the pillow, so that Ratoncito Pérez will exchange it for a gift.
What the mouse does with the teeth is anyone’s guess but the traditional answer is that the mouse uses it for its tooth house. That’s right, a tiny house made from the loose teeth of children, which in my mind conjures a horrific image.
The next time one of my kids loses a tooth I’m just going to change things up a bit and say Ratoncito Pérez is on his way.