I haven’t done one of my bullet point posts lately and I have lots of little things to share, so here we go!
1. Elena has previously lost 5 teeth, and 4 of those times the tooth fairy paid her $1 for the privilege of getting her tooth. However, when Elena lost tooth a tooth at Disney World this past spring, the tooth fairy paid out a little more: $5. Elena was not too excited when the tooth fairy went back to paying just $1/tooth.
So when she lost yet another tooth last week, this time Elena left a note.
It reads “$5 I love [apparently you, although she forgot to write that] End Elena”. That is her tooth in a little treasure chest on the pillow. Elena got the treasure chest when she lost one of her teeth at school.
And the tooth fairy, a particularly masculine one who felt the creative note deserved a reward, paid out the requested $5. Elena proudly showed it off to me, telling me all about “I TOLD YOU it would work Mommy, and you didn’t think it would!” Hmmm, I think Mommy was overruled.
Trying to break the geode.
4. Elena was at the pool this week telling some girls about her note to the Tooth Fairy, etc., and the girls proceeded to tell her that “We think our parents are the tooth fairy!” I’m not sure yet whether their comments were damaging to Elena’s beliefs.
5. Julia’s got something funky going on around her mouth. For no discernible reason, 4 times in the past 6 months it looks like blood vessels have burst all around her mouth. Neither I nor the doctors can explain it, but it especially freaked me out the 1st time. Here’s the most recent occurrence, last week:
Anyone have any experience with this? It doesn’t bother her at all and just gradually fades away. SO ODD.
9. Why hello drought!
This is a fishing hole we went to with some friends. It has obviously seen better days. It reeked of dead fish, and they could be seen everywhere. The hose set up in the pond is to get some more oxygen flowing in what water is left.
10. One poor little fish was caught, which all the girls delighted in, and was soon enough returned to the pond to live a nice long life…of probably 2-3 days tops at the rate the pond was disappearing.
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