...by actually remembering to exchange Dash's second tooth for a dollar last night! I have redeemed myself! mwhahahahaaa...
Actually, I must confess. Dash sleeps on the top of an L shaped bunkbed and I just couldn't quiiiite reach all the way to his pillow. So I enlisted dh to do the dental duty. :-)
He came back downstairs with this ziploc bag with a tiny itty-bitty tooth in it. *sigh* Now we just wait for the awkwardly large teeth to come all the way in. Is it just me, or do y'all feel sorry for the poor kidlets who have to grow into their gargantuan teeth? Kinda like TOUS's. Teeth of Unusual Size. Usually the front two.
This morning, Dash and I talked about the tooth fairy. I was surprised that he actually thought (at least a little) that there really was one. He honestly didn't care when I told him there wasn't... I just said that like Santa and the Easter Bunny, some parents like to pretend with their kids. But since we've always been truthful about these things, we wanted to make sure he understood that mommy and daddy are the ones who exchange his fallen tooth for a dollar. I told him that it's fun for us to try to sneak in there when he's sleeping and get it without waking him up... Like super-spy's!
Speaking of teeth, this reminds me of the Dental Health Pack from HandsOfAChild (http://www.handsofachild.com/shop/index.cfm?action=ViewDetails&ItemID=11) Bear with me on the link, I've not been able to do hyperlink's lately...even with my pop-up blocker disabled... Anyhow, this was a pretty neat unit study we had started last year but were not able to finish. I think we'll try again very soon since we have a sincere interest in all things teethy right now!
I guess before I sign off I should say something New Years-y. HAPPY 2007! We had a great day at church yesterday, fellowship dinner last night and then over to a friend's house for hot chocolate and fireworks. We headed home about 11pm in anticipation of all the drunks that would be on the road right after midnight. Actually, they were out before dark! Scary. There are a lot of bars between our house and our church.
I am thankful that we got home safely and were able to tuck our children into bed before midnight! Before long, they'll be able to handle staying up and playing board games until the wee hours of the morning. I can't wait for that! It will be such fun to play some of the more interesting and difficult games-- a momma can only take so much of Chutes & Ladders and Candyland! Although I do really like Hungry Hungry Hippos...
So what did y'all do last night???