Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Another milestone

You can't really tell from the picture, but Banana Boy lost his first two teeth on Saturday! It's the two bottom teeth you're looking at.

They've been wiggly forever! FOREVER! The special thing about Banana Boy, though is that he has an extremely low tolerance to pain. The wiggly teeth have been sending him over the edge daily.

He won't wiggle them. He won't let me touch them. Whenever he bites anything or bumps them he wails.

I love pulling teeth. I have pulled out many, many teeth. I pulled out Daisy and Pepper's first teeth. I pulled out Layley and Little Hey's first teeth. I can't stand to see a super wiggly tooth just hanging there. It begs me to remove it. (true confessions: I also love to cut nails, hangnails, remove slivers, clean ears, take out blackheads, pluck hairs--I'm a picker)

So anyway, I even pulled out my neighbors' teeth. After which I called their mom to confess each time (luckily she didn't mind!)

So it was making me crazy that Banana Boy had TWO really loose teeth and he wouldn't let me pull them out.

To make it worse, both permanent teeth were growing in behind the loose ones. My child had FOUR teeth in the bottom of his mouth.

He let me try twice before, but he curls and clamps his mouth so tight, I couldn't get a good grip. He wailed anyway (and I gave him a peanut butter cup for his bravery).

But this weekend, half of the root was sticking out the front of his gum! I know, I know. It would have fallen out eventually on its own. But what fun is that?

So I held him down, Mr. GT held his protesting little hands, I got my kleenex ready and dove in. Out it came!

Now really, it was not as bad as it sounds. BB wailed a bit, I snuggled him and told him how brave he was. We dabbed at the blood.

And as he cried, he felt for the tooth with his tongue and knocked out the other one!

I fished it out of his mouth and Mr. GT and I made a HUGE deal about him losing TWO teeth at one time and how excited the Tooth Fairy was going to be.

He stopped his sniffling and grinned, kind of proud of himself. He said, "That's a record I think. You're only supposed to lose one tooth and I lost two!"

We snuggled. I fed him sherbet (nice and cold). We talked about how brave he was and he decided it hadn't really hurt all that much. We decided really he had been mostly scared because he didn't know what to expect.

It was a very nice bonding experience and a little confidence lesson for him.

Plus he got 4 bucks out of it! (our tooth fairy is impressed by unusual circumstances. She always leaves more money if you lose a tooth away from home, or if it's your first tooth, or if you traumatically have it pulled AND you lose two at once!)

Sunshine's Nuken

Sunshine found this Nuk from when we moved and his god-sister/god-cousin (she must be SOMEthing to him. Her mom is his godmother and I am her godmother)--anyway, AK left her Nuk at our house, Sunshine found it and has claimed it as his.

The child has never had a Nuk in his life.

Of course, it's pink.

And it's really funny!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Did I Just SAY That???

As I was setting the table for supper, I heard myself say to Sunshine, standing nearby, "You need to take your underpants off the table!"

You have to know that they were new, a gift from Nonny.

Out of the mouths of mothers.....

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Not Dead, Just Moved!

Just a note to let you know I'm still alive. We moved. We had no internet. Now I'm buried in boxes. I hope to update soon.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Dancing With TRIangles

This is for Rose Bud, Dancing with the Stars' #1 Fan.

You'll have to click the link because YouTube has the embedding disabled.

Dancing With TRIangles

removed link to ABC's Dancing With the Stars cuz it was just too annoying!!!! you'll have to Google it all by your ownself.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Oh, Cr*p! Tuesday

So did you see the SNL sketch on Chewable Pampers?  I'm not even going to link it for you.  It was that disgusting.

Ever eager to create my own new invention, today I made up "Washable Pull-Ups."

Only they don't work so well.

Mostly all the gel stuff gets all over your whole load of laundry and all over the floor as you take said load out of the washer.

Fortunately, the gel stuff also dries well in your dryer and ends up in your lint trap.  Not very appetizing as craft material.

Did you know you can vacuum out your washer?

In other "Oh, Cr*p! Tuesday" tips, put a platter under your turkey thawing in your fridge.  (Honey!)

My vegetable drawer is disinfecting in the bathtub as we speak.  

Hooray for Clorox!

Hooray for disinfecting wipes!

Hooray that my refrigerator needs to be cleaned anyway after Saturday!

Did you know that all sorts of stuff accumulates under your vegetable drawers on the floor of your fridge.  I don't do so well with slimy, soft-textured messes.  Can you say "gag"?

And in the final irony of "Oh, Cr*p! Tuesday,"  today is not even Tuesday.  I guess you can use this button any day of the week.