Kathryn Hahn Gave Her Son $20 After He Reminded Her the Tooth Fairy Hadn't Come Yet
“My son, who’s almost 12, just lost his last [baby] tooth last week and had to remind me — ” she began, before snorting with laughter, “that the tooth fairy had not come.”
“He was like, ‘The tooth fairy still hasn’t come’ and I was like, ‘That’s weird. Really? Gosh, are you sure you put it under the pillow?’ ” she continued, explaining that, “Meanwhile, I’m sweating profusely with guilt.”
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So Hahn did what many moms might do in this situation: She overcompensated for her mistake by hooking Leonard up with a massive payday.
“The tooth fairy left him 20 bucks because she felt a little guilty, maybe,” the actress admitted, explaining that she also left him a note on behalf of the tooth fairy that read, ” ‘Happy last tooth. That was fun. Love, the tooth fairy.’ ”
“And I was bawling because I was like, ‘That was fun. It was the last tooth and it’s over,’ ” she shared. “Ugh, I can’t stand how fast it goes.”
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Musing that $20 was a lot for a single tooth, GMA Day co-host Sara Haines remarked, “I only ever got a quarter from the tooth fairy, so clearly the New York tooth fairy is much more — “
“This was L.A. tooth fairy,” Hahn interjected, before adding, “Listen, I’m not proud, and that was the last tooth.”
“It’s last-tooth inflation,” co-host Michael Strahan quipped.
Continued Hahn, “Another one was, ‘When you’re in doubt, don’t.’ Which is just good life advice, I think. If you’re waffling, there’s a reason.”