Saturday, January 26, 2008

Just when you're about to throttle them, they do something like this.

Girl1 has had her third loose tooth for a while now. We actually found it was loose not long after the first one popped out, but it's holding firm and refuses to be yanked, twisted, or coerced out.

There's a carousel at a local mall. The kids have ridden on it a grand sum total of once and that was because my parents were out and they paid for it.

I would love to be a more spontaneous parent and let them do more fun stuff every once in a while, but their memories astound me and their expectations exhaust me. You let them do something once and they ask for it every single time after that.

That has been the case with that carousel. They last time they bugged me about it, I explained that they were more than welcome to use their own money to buy tickets.

Then, not long ago, Girl1 started putting more effort into freeing that loose tooth. While wiggling said tooth, she came up and asked me, "Do you tink da toof fahee ill ive ee ore oney if I ass?" Mispronunciations courtesy of the little fingers busy messing with the tooth. When I asked her why, she told me wanted enough money so that she could buy tickets for herself and her sister since her sister has yet to loose a tooth and it doesn't appear as though she will any time soon.


Oh and today, we watched a kids' show about money. It focused on different ways in which we acquire money (work, gifts, allowance, loans, etc). When it was over, Girl1 came up to me and we had this conversation:

Girl1: They forgot one.
Me: One what?
Girl1: One way of getting money.
Me: And what would that be?
Girl1: The tooth fairy.


Jerseygirl89 said...

Too cute.

I'm lucky that our mall is so big I can just avoid the carousel and entertain them with the (free) play area.

Reiza said...

Ours has the carousel RIGHT NEXT TO the play area. I don't know who designed it, but they need to be injured by a mob of angry parents.

Phyllis Sommer said...

very cute. this is why we just avoid the mall. seriously. i feel for you.