Northern Tooth Fairies

I don’t care what anyone says about Western species being able to withstand harsh conditions, the Northern Winged Tooth Fairy is the hardiest species of all! Ian lost a tooth at dinner last night. My uncle treated us to dinner at The Depot (a nice diner in a converted railway station) and Ian lost his tooth in a mozzarella stick. I carefully put it in my purse, then carelessly forgot about it. Ian didn’t forget. Late last night he got the tooth, put it inside the sock he’d used that day (“because I didn’t have my tooth holder”), and put it under both his pillows. Sure enough, Michigan’s tooth fairy not only braved his stinky sock, but gave him two quarters for his tooth!

It’s still steamy here and hard to do much outside but feed mosquitoes. We did manage to play at the park for a bit this morning. The kids actually remembered the park from our visit three years ago. The occupational therapists must have done their job, because Ian only spun in the tire swing for 30 seconds. Three years ago I had to spin him for 15 minutes several times each trip!

I think we’re finally going to eat the fish the kids caught tonight. My uncle & his wife & my grandmother’s husband went fishing again yesterday and caught enough to actually make a meal. We tried to teach both kids to eat fish and chips before England. Megan loves it now, but Ian will only eat fish with honey. My grandmother says no one is putting honey on fish in her house. So we’ll see…

Thanks for the comments and emails. I love hearing from you all. By the way, you have until Monday to post your comment-entry for the joke/poem contest about the cabin in a cage. Jason, so far you’re in the lead!


Quotes of the Day

Megan: (After being “persuaded” to help me fold laundry so we could go on an outing) Hey, helping really does make this shorter! (I hope the lesson sticks…)

Ian: (After noticing all the expired parking meters at the Internet Cafe three days in a row) If I were a Lansing police officer, I would hide here and make lots of money giving tickets!


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