If he hadn't looked so upset by the fact that the T.F. forgot him, I probably would have told him the "rest of the story" that morning.... but we were caught off guard and felt bad for having forgotten. Pepper slipped away while I was with the boys and wrote a quick T.F. note (she even wrote the note with her non-dominant hand to keep Pete from getting any hints!!) .... and then she found 5 bucks. She slid both into his backpack and we hoped for the best.
Pete came home from school with a big smile. Apparently, the T.F. knows his locker combination! He was so impressed with the T.F.'s skills... he is now a total believer! We will probably be searching for his wisdom teeth under his pillow in another 10 years!! Oh well, maybe he is a little old for the tooth fairy and for other 'childish' things, but there is plenty of time to tell him... they grow up so fast anyway, why rush it?