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My eye…my eye

So…

Woke up Wednesday with a small bump under my eye

“Put a warm rag on it” my husband said barely looking at it…so I did 

Thursday it was a bit bigger 

“Put a warm rag on it” my husband said barely looking at it…so I did 

Today I look psychotic with this huge thing under my eye. 

My husband looks at me in horror and says…”is it contagious?”

“Yes it is and I was sleeping on your pillow last night”…I said

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My Big Girl

Diva girl woke up last Saturday and walked into the kitchen with a very intense vibe. 

“Mommy, can I tell you something? ”

Oh good Lord…what is it? But my panic attack was all silent as I waited with outward calm.

“My tooth came out while I was brushing my teeth and when I was rinsing it off it fell down the drain.”

Ummm…that’s it???

But the look on her face told me I needed to be more sensitive. Putting my arms around her, I gave her a small hug and asked if she was upset by it and did we need to leave a note for the Tooth Fairy. Now this is a child who no longer truly believes in the Tooth Fairy and is pretty confident that mommy and daddy are leaving her the money. Which is fine with me but I did remind her when she confronted me with her conclusions that if she no longer believed, then she had no reason to get money under her pillow anymore. So of course she is willing to look the other way for a little ‘hush’ money.

So that morning she gave me a big squeeze and a sad face and said yes she wanted to leave a note regarding her wandering  tooth.

Sigh…Dear Tooth Fairy…yada yada yada and all that stuff. Please leave the cash and we owe you a tooth.

You know…that Tooth Fairy is such a sucker.

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Another One Out!

Attention! Baby Girl lost the other front tooth!  I repeat…the other tooth is out!
Never mind how cute she looks and the fact that she lisps when she talks (Omg…it’s so cute!)
Let’s focus on the financial strain this child is placing on the…um…Tooth  Fairy.
Have you no compassion?
Where’s the nearest ATM?
In case the Tooth Fairy wants to know…of course.

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The Tooth Fairy is Back!

Well…here we go again! Loose teeth everywhere! But now we multiply that by two children who have absolutely no care or concern for the very shallow pockets that the Tooth Fairy may have. I mean of course she may also have a very stylish handbag…she loves  a good handbag…but that doesn’t mean she’s rich! How dare they have more than one shaky tooth at a time! The Diva has three!  What the heck? Then Baby girl just comes along with two loose teeth and they just happen to be her front teeth at the top.  You know that those will bring in a pretty penny. How can she betray me…er…the Tooth Fairy  like that? Well, I gotta go…I’m scanning the classifieds for part-time work. Ahem…not for me of course. Just trying to help out the TF…we gotta stick together! 😉

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THE TOOTH FAIRY IS BACK!

The Tooth Fairy is back in business ladies and gentlemen!

Baby Girl’s first tooth is out!

We have no idea where it is…but it’s out!

Sigh!

It’s been loose for a week and a half and she’s been waiting very impatiently for it to fall out so that she could get her money from the Tooth Fairy.

Every day I’ve asked her…”So how’s the tooth?” and every day it was still there, hanging on. We’d stare anxiously into the sink every morning and evening as she brushed her teeth, just to make sure it didn’t accidentally fall down the drain.

Her sister reminded her to be careful when she ate.

No luck.

But today, after school I asked her “So is that tooth still hanging on?” and she said “No!” and showed me a big gap! But she had no idea where it went.

Seriously???

Her two little friends thought it was hilarious, they think it fell out when she was eating watermelon this afternoon. Her teacher was mortified because no one said anything to her about it and she fears that Baby Girl may have swallowed it. I was just disappointed because it was her very first one to fall out. Would you believe the Diva almost burst into tears when she found out her baby sister couldn’t find her tooth? I was quite impressed by the emotion. I kind of thought she would have just rolled her eyes!

Baby Girl was just worried that she wouldn’t get any money!

Of course, I assured her that the Tooth Fairy wouldn’t leave her hanging like that. We took a picture of the gap and posted a note on Facebook, because…why wouldn’t the Tooth Fairy have a FB account???

But being me, and as organized and together as I always am (stop laughing); I’m up at 3am, because I suddenly remembered that someone forgot to leave the note and money under Baby Girl’s pillow!

Okay fine! That someone is me…I mean the Tooth Fairy…you know what I mean!

By the way, can anyone loan me some money?

Anyone???

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Hello New Year!

Goodbye 2014…
Hello to 2015!
Resolutions? 
No way!
Goals!
Attainable ones…hopefully
Positive outlook!
Encouragement for the kids
Health and strength
…and wishing good things for everyone!
Plus a glass of wine along the way!
(Some things never change! ) 😄

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I HATE THAT SOUND

There is a sound that can make any parent cringe when they hear it. A sound that tells you that one of your children may be hurt.

This sound will send you racing down the stairs without fear of falling as you hope and pray that there is no sign of blood or trauma. More importantly your prayers include a sincere request that the injury that you are more than positive has occurred does not involve the head (Please not the head!) or wait….not the face! Hold on….no broken bones please, please, please!!!

Sigh…

That sound…it’s an awful sound.

Diva girl likes to swing in between the space that separates our love seat from our couch (small living room). She holds on to the arm of both and swings her feet back and forth. Being the carefree child that she is, she will swing without an awareness of her surroundings and always talking a mile a minute.

“Don’t do that, you can fall!”

“No I won’t!”

This has been the constant conversation regarding this very action (swinging on the arms of the couch) and has been said in many different ways by myself, her father as well as her Nana.

Well…today was the day that the ‘sound’ visited our house. The kids had just finished dinner and I ran upstairs to grab something (really can’t even remember what it was…) when all of a sudden…

BOOM, BANG or whatever it sounds like in your house

Now I’m running as I yell….”What was that?

No one answers which makes me crazy!

There she is…my Diva at the bottom of the stairs holding her head.

Sigh…

“You always tell me not to do it…” This is how she starts her explanation, through the tears of course.

At first I’m too angry and too scared to comfort her. Small lecture and hugs afterward.

Plenty of ice and a prayer of thanks that she is still able to ‘talk’ through the explanation…

Watchful eyes on her and checking her breathing to make sure there are no symptoms of a concussion.

I’m not really sure how well I’ll sleep tonight.

I REALLY HATE THAT SOUND

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I AM GRATEFUL

After I heard about the horrible things that happened in Newtown, Connecticut this week, my prayers changed a bit….

Thank you for my five year old spilling milk on the table.

I’m grateful.

Thank you for my 2 year old not falling asleep until almost 11pm last night;

I’m grateful.

Thank you for the battle to get my kids ready for school and daycare this morning.

I’m grateful.

Thank you for Diva girl having an accident in my bed after having a nightmare at 4am in her room.

I’m grateful.

They fought over a bag of popcorn today and cried when their father took it away.

What a beautiful sound.

Baby girl had a tantrum yesterday because she didn’t want to go to bed.

What a blessing.

I am thankful; I am grateful for every challenge, big or small that I am blessed enough to face with these two beautiful girls.

Thank you. Thank you. Dear God, thank you.

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CHEESE PLEASE!

Friday is Pizza Day at school. Yay for pizza!

That means one day when I don’t have to make a sandwich or a pita. Where I don’t have to debate with my child on what she is willing to eat for lunch. One more day where I don’t feel guilty that the only thing that Diva girl will eat is some variation of bread with cheese. Toasted bread with cheese; toasted bagel with cheese; pita with cheese and lettuce inside….at least the last one has something green! When she was younger we thought she was lactose intolerant like her father and she does seem to have issues with yogurt occasionally, but she definitely has no problem with cheese!

If it’s pasta for dinner it just better have cheese on it! Oh and by the way, she’d better be able to see it. So while she prefers melted cheese on her rigatoni or penne, it had better be enough that the noodles have changed colour! FYI – cheddar only please! Diva girl is not fond of ‘white cheese’, no matter how melted…thank you very much!

But I guess I’m pretty lucky since other parents have told me of their challenges in getting their kids to eat. One son will only eat beef patties; another child refuses to eat sandwiches of any kind. Another one of my friends has a child that won’t eat fruit at school but tons of fruit at home. At least Diva girl will eat fruit and even some veggies. So all in all, cheese every day isn’t such a bad thing.

CHEESE PLEASE!

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WHAT A NIGHT…

The girls have a habit of somehow ending up in my room at some point in the night. Diva girl isn’t so bad anymore, since she started school she is so tired that most of the time she sleeps right through the night. Baby girl still gets up once a night and I know that there are all kinds of advice out there about getting her to fall back asleep on her own, but man, some nights I’m so exhausted, all I want is peace. So yes, her sleep habits are not great and I am a bad mommy. Usually when they do end up in my room, I wake up achy and cranky because there are only so many legs, knees and elbows that I can fend off at 3am.

Sigh…

I complain to my mother and my co-workers and my friends about what a rough night I had because I couldn’t have my bed ‘child-free’ once again.

There’s a storm out there named ‘SANDY’ and she’s wreaking havoc all throughout the U.S. and Canada….

So, my girls are tucked neatly in my bed and I’m about to cuddle up and feel their warmth tonight…elbows and all.

Good night.

Be safe.

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