Just a quick post tonight....
After months of it slowly getting more loose and Noah REFUSING to pull it out....today he forgot, bit on a sandwich, and a few hours later the tooth was out! This is his first tooth to lose. He's got a slow mouth, just like me. :)
Man, he looks so cute without that tooth.
He told us tonight "you know, I don't believe in the tooth fairy. Why would a woman in a big dress with a wand want to come into our home to get my tooth?" He's so logical...just like his chemistry-degree Daddy. But then....(I almost cried...well, I did) he said, "and I think the same thing about the Easter Bunny and Santa." So after much questioning about WHERE this came from and him saying, "I just thought about it because of the tooth fairy" we told him that Santa actually WAS a real person that loved to give to others and that we believe that he would want us to carry on that tradition to celebrate Jesus' birthday by giving. He backtracked with "well, I actually DO believe in Santa." I think he was worried that if he didn't believe, he didn't receive, ha! So, I think there may be some doubt, but still a sense of magic and fun about Santa. And we ended with a talk about NOT telling anyone else this because the whole fun of it is believing. (and that I would find out if he told anyone because their parents would tell ME, lol)
I feel sad....like I need to cry really hard one time. He's just growing up so fast. I look forward to all of the fun new things he can do each day, though....and I'd never make him feel "guilty" for maturing.
We shopped for school clothes yesterday and his shoe size is 1 1/2 now....1/2 size bigger than Spring. It made me smile, though, that he still wanted (and got) the Transformers light up sneakers. :)
I guess I just needed to write all of this down. Sorry, no recipes or projects today.
Just a future scrapbooking journal entry... :)
"You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers. "
- John J. Plomp