"Mom, how does the Tooth Fairy fly through the air?"
"How do YOU think?"
"I think moms do it."
"But how can a Mom be a Tooth Fairy?"
"Good moms are lots of things, Princess."

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wowie Wow Wow

Somebody either kidnapped Princess yesterday, or brought her back. I'm not sure which.

After snack gave her the choice of putting away her laundry, or cleaning the bathroom to pay me back for putting away her laundry. She chose bathroom, the significantly longer job. Maybe laundry just isn't the girl's household chore of choice. I don't know. But here's the thing: she did it right. The first time.

She had some play time, then sat down for homework. And did it correctly. The first time. As she was putting it away I said, "boy, I bet you feel proud inside." Big smile and vigorous nodding. "Point to it." She pointed to the middle of her chest, the first time she's located a feeling in a place she might actually feel it (as opposed to her foot, for instance). I said, "you sure look like you feel better than when you pretend you don't know how to do it," and sent her on her merry way.

Then I discovered something. The roll of toilet paper was empty. Buddy and Peanut replace it, and the Cuddle Bear tends to not use it at all if I'm not right there, so this left only one other possibility.


When Josh came home, she greeted him with, "I used the toilet because I wanted to be with the whole family. And at dinner she said, "I just can't stop smiling!"

I don't even care if it was only yesterday because IT HAPPENED! Ok, I do care. But still.


  1. ooooh that is great (clicking keyboard very quietly)

  2. Yay!!!!! I hope she can hang on to that happy, proud feeling and let it motivate her!

  3. Oh! I know that feeling! I mean your feeling, not hers. Hang onto it as long as you can. :)