Sunday, 1 September 2013

Yay for a new first.

Today we had a new first - our boy lost his first tooth.

While I was sitting at the dining table the boy suddenly exclaims "I think my tooth just fell out." After establishing that it had, and asking him where it went (he threw it on the floor in panic), a brief explanation was made to make him feel less freaked out about teeth falling out. I think he's more reassured that it's normal and thanks to Peppa Pig, he knows what happens next; the tooth fairy will come along to pick it up.

It reminds me of when I was a child losing my teeth. I remember swallowing a couple because they frequently came out whilst I was eating. I think my parents would give me the benefit of the doubt there and the tooth fairy would give me pity money.

There was this other time where I wanted some extra money to spend at the dairy, so I found a piece of chalk that looked like a tooth (sort of) and put it in my tooth pixie in an effort to trick the tooth fairy. Needless to say it didn't work and I was a very confused little girl. I mean, that piece of chalk was virtually indistinguishable from a tooth - and that's when my belief in the tooth fairy diminished (I'm not even kidding). Apparently, if I can't outsmart something or someone, they mustn't be real. God, I was a really egotistical child. Jeez, my mother was right - I was selfish.

I have to be honest, I was anticipating at least another year before we lost our first tooth but I suppose I should be glad we've gotten over that hurdle.

Also, today is Father's Day, but the husband had to work today so Father's Day was yesterday for us. The kids drew a couple of things and I framed this for him too (which I seem to post everywhere. So apologies if you've seen this already). Just an adapted poem from Pinterest and a photo I took the other day.

Oh, and double also we went to the snow where the kids had their first snow encounter. They both loved it. Toboggans seem to be a real hit with the children with them being in fits of laughter all the way down the sled slopes. Seems to be a week of firsts just gone.

Now onto the promised (sappy) photo. Ciao.

Heh, it looks like he had a sun face and she doesn't want to look directly at it or risk losing the ability to see. Ah, sun-face McGee.