Sunday, October 24, 2010

Tooth Talk

The tooth fairy knows the route to our house, by heart, I am sure. Having three children the same age means that developmental milestones are reached mostly simultaneously.

For the past two years, teeth have been falling out at a rate of about one every month. (That's about the same rate the hairs on my Mark's head turn gray!)

It's quickly enough to nearly break poor Toothfairys' bank!

Although the trail she took to our house was the same, the toothfairy visited a different room last night. It wasn't one of the big monsters who lost a tooth, but it was the littlest monster.

Annie lost her very first tooth.

Quite happily, and with many questions.

Her two bottom tic tacs teeth have been loose for the past 2 weeks. Yesterday, one tooth became considerably "looser." (Could very well be due to the fact that she scored 6 goals in her soccer game. Or maybe, not.)

While driving home from dinner last night, she expressed some serious concern about the "Tooth Losing Process."

A~ "I have to lose this tooth before I go to bed tonight!"

Me~ "Why do you have to do that?"

A~ "What if is starts to bleed in the middle of the night and I swallow the blood? Then that will make me a vampire!"

To save my youngest daughter from Vampiress, I helped her extract her tooth. Twelve inches of yellow thread later, and her tooth was in my hands.

Eager for a visit from the toothfairy, she hit the sack without question, tucking her tooth into her pillow. After numerous kisses and profession of love, my youngest daughter asked a question that none of her siblings have ever asked.

"Mom? Is there really a toothfairy? Or is it just moms and dads who take the tooth and leave the money?"

If believing in the toothfairy keeps her young and innocent, I will forever claim that the toothfairy is real!

Friday, October 8, 2010

It's Been a Loooooong Few Months

It has been so incredibly long since I have updated my blog, I had trouble remembering how to get here.
And once I did get here, I notice that it's been so incredibly long, that the background I had through Cutest Blog on the Block, has since been removed. And since it's been so incredibly long since I put that background on here, I'm worried that I won't remember how to get a new one on! A few Seven months ago, I told myself that I wasn't going to update my blog until I made a Blog Book of all of the posts that I've already posted. Since I haven't even researched HOW to go about making a Blog Book, I decided I would get back to my emotional therapy of blogging.
Anyone who has been within earshot of me in the past few months, knows darn well that I am in serious need of some emotional therapy.

The need for therapy is probably due to, but not limited to:

School was out for the summer (and since my kids started a new school this year, they had an extra TWO WEEKS of summer break!)

We lugged the family to the East Coast for a Summer Family Vacation

On that Summer Family Vacation
I ate like I was going to the chair and I have yet to drop the 5+ pounds that I have gained

As Emeril would say it, My kids have kicked it up a notch in the Sibling Rivalry Department

We left our neighborhood school which I adored, to send our kids to a school in which they will learn Spanish and Mandarin Chinese

My littlest monster started kindergarten and will only be spoken to in
Espanol, and once a week in Mandarin

Did I mention that I'm a creature of habit and change changes me?

How crazy is it that I have the Baby Blues...maybe due to the fact that my littlest monster started kindergarten?My inconsistent babbling is just more proof that I'm in desperate need of emotional therapy!

To make a VERY looooooooong story short, I'm back.

And I plan to stay here!

It's much cheaper than weekly vists to a therapist!