So, last night, I had to run out to pick up some meds, and I came home to Josh holding a bloody molar in his hand. Gee Josh, I didn't even know it was loose! Not only was I surprised to see that he had pulled it- usually when the kids have a loose tooth, it becomes a week-long event of wiggling and talking about just how loose it's getting- but it was late and I honestly didn't have time to fully think through the whole situation....... translation: I completely forgot that I had to play "toothfairy" last night!!! And then, when Josh finally went to bed, there was no discussion at all about putting it under his pillow, or how much we thought he might get, etc! Plus- not to make excuses or anything- it was a Saturday night, we weren't in our "normal" routine, and the boys went to bed pretty late..... so, all that, combined with the fact that I hadn't expected him to lose a tooth in the first place, sort of threw me off my game ;-)
Fastforward to this morning..... the first thing I hear when I open my eyes at 7am is Noah- well, that just PROVES there's no toothfairy! I shot up. DANG IT!!!! I forgot all about the money!!! After about 30 seconds of letting Noah's "comment" sink in, I fell back into my bed and thought fine then, that's it, there's no toothfairy- good, it's over and I don't have to play this game anymore!!! YAY!!!
Well, that feeling only lasted a short time. While I know that Josh is almost 12, and it's high time for him to fess up and admit he KNOWS there's no toothfairy, Noah is only 7 and still has many, many visits from the toothfairy to come. And while I know that Noah is very smart and very clever, there's nothing wrong with being naive for just a little longer ;-) So, I got up, went downstairs, and quietly slipped Josh his money, telling him that the toothfairy had given me something to give to him and giving him a wink. I then happily strolled into the kitchen and announced to Noah that Josh had "found" his money! Noah, of course, wanted to know where it had been, to which I happily lied why, it was INSIDE his pillow case- he just didn't look hard enough! So, is this the end? Probably- Noah's just too smart. But, at least I tried ;-) Ahhhh, they just grow up too fast!!
And speaking of growing up.... a couple other members of The Gang made a big leap yesterday when we received this special and long-awaited delivery....
oooooo, ahhhhhhh!! Check out those new beds! WOW! And a matching dresser to go with them.....
Nice! Yes, gone is all the nursery furniture, and it's been replaced with big-boy stuff! Today, we plan to get busy doing some decorating and making this room perfect for our little cowpokes (we have a cute cowboy theme planned)!
We also made the final decision yesterday to go forward with our house addition, and, after speaking with our contractor (who is also our really great neighbor!), we may be starting in just a couple of weeks, with the goal being to get the whole thing done before baby arrives...... what have I gotten myself into?! Stay tuned for more details ;-)