Saturday, December 27, 2008

Make way for the Tooth Fairy!

Santa's come and gone, and our house might have finally calmed down from all of that! However, this evening as I was cooking dinner, Hanna came into the kitchen with blood dripping from the tooth that's been ready to fall out since Thanksgiving, and it was sticking straight out! Eww! We went into the bathroom, and looked in the mirror... I'm bleeding! Mommy, I'm bleeding! I explained, this was normal, and if it didn't hurt, there was nothing to worry about! I grabbed hold of that tooth with a paper towel, gave it one good jerk, and out it came! Yay! The first tooth! She jumped up and down, "My first tooth! Now I'll get a dollar!" I remember the days when a tooth was worth a dime, and that was a big deal! Victoria's first tooth was worth $20, but then she has a single uncle at the time who wanted to impress her. Daddy's just as impressed, but not as wealthy these days, as he'll tell you.. with a wife, two kids and a bigger house!

I couldn't help but laugh, after a big mess occurred in our living room after dinner. One of Daniel's candies in his stocking was a bottle shaped lolly pop, filled with pink sugar. Well, at some point, he unwrapped it, and neglected to put the lid on tightly, and as he dumped his stocking onto my living room floor after dinner, to make his candy choice, the pink sugar made quite a mess! I said, as I was running the vacuum, "I'm not very happy with you at the moment, Daniel." His response, "Will you be happy with me tomorrow?" Well, that pretty much put an end to my "anger", although it was a little frustrating, especially since I've been battling with little black ants in the house these last few days, and didn't want to call my friends at FL Pest Control until after the holidays! This was one of those times, I had to turn my head as I laughed!


Kim Lahaie Day said...

Hi Suzanne!

Cindy wrote me yesterday about Hanna's loose tooth so I am not surprised that it finally came out. But, $20????? He's ruined children for the rest of their lives with that! I love Daniel's question to you, they go right to heart of the matter, don't they?



Suzanne Chappell said...

Hi Kim,
Yes the tooth fairy "paid" us a visit last night, but she only left two dollars, unlike her very fortunate cousin, who received twenty so many years ago! Hanna was very happy to see the money, and of course, had to show us at 1:00am, when she first saw it, and again at 4:30, when she apparently woke again, and just had to show her Daddy!

...and yes, I was happier with Daniel today!