The tooth fairy paid a visit to our house this weekend–for the second time. She leaves teeny-tiny hand-written notes wrapped up in thread with a dollar tucked inside. I had to upload this picture in secret because I was worried Emma would start asking questions. With all the scrutiny I got about Santa this year, I was worried she’d be suspicious of my picture of the tooth fairy note.
Apparently I made some rookie mistakes this year at Christmas, like wrapping a gift from santa in paper I had used on other gifts. We really push how santa and his elves make all the presents so she really questioned how Santa knew how to make a "perfect box for a Breyer Horse, just like in the store". And thank goodness she hasn’t noticed the Old Navy tag on the slipper socks she’s been wearing around the house. Rookie mistake. Rookie mistake!
Emma’s tooth was pretty loose to begin with, but playing a game of wild animals and biting down on your sister’s shirt only to have it ripped out of your mouth, can sometimes move things along a little more quickly. There was lots of blood, which everyone found fascinating and to which her sister replied, "Do you have another tooth you want me to take out, Emma?" What a girl.
This weekend I had a losing my mind, too much clutter, cleaning spree. I always start at one end of the house and work my way around–a tip my mother taught me. I made it about half way around and ran out of time…and now today, I’m out of motivation. But at least part of the house is looking very fine. I think I’ll just pretend the other three rooms are clean, too.
And did you notice a familiar name in your issue of Wondertime Magazine this month, besides miss twostraightlines‘ wonderful craft? My three or four sentences on blogging made it in the "Readers Panel" response to how you keep in touch with far-flung friends and family. I meant every word….
And for those that have been asking, I’m starting to put some brainpower into Mini-Swap III, so be watching for more details. Very soon, I hope! Grace, I may take you up on your offer…
artwork provided by emma. Her bird drawings have changed recently. I love them and had to post here for posterity.