The wife left a $10 one night for one of the girls. It was all she had at the time and thought she could weasel it back from her later. Low and behold, our daughter went to school the next day and told everybody about it. The teacher even mentioned it at the parent/teacher conference.
$1 back when my 5 was young enough to believe...Now since the kids know the truth, if they ask if they get any money for a tooth, I tell them if I'm gonna pay for a tooth...I'm gonna pay to have it pulled!!!
$5 with our kids... they only have "so many" teeth and they are only yound...once. So, I dont mind. 20 years from now, I'd probably $100 a tooth just to have them as little kids again. So... enjoy them while they're young...it wont last long.