Friday, February 26, 2010

Losing teeth

Trent has now lost 2 teeth! He lost the first one on December 30.

He really started to talk with a lisp after he lost the first one. It was so cute!! He may still do it, but it may not be as noticeable to me anymore.
The second one he lost was at the Houston Marathon that Aaron ran on January 17. This is him when we first got there, waiting for Daddy to cross the finish line...

You have to look really close, but you can see that there's still only one tooth missing. After Aaron was done with the marathon, we were all hanging out celebrating, and I gave Trent a crunchy granola bar. That must have been when the tooth came out. We had some friends there that we hadn't seen in a while and we told Trent to show them his missing tooth. So he did, and I did a double take and said, "Where is your other tooth?!" Apparently it's somewhere in downtown Houston...or he swallowed it. Only God knows! So this is him after we realized the tooth was gone.

So...what do you do about leaving your tooth under your pillow for the tooth fairy when you have no tooth? This is what parenting is all about...improvisation! We had Trent write a letter to the tooth fairy explaining the situation. Here's what it said:
Dear Tooth Fairy,
I lost a tooth. No really, I lost my tooth. I cannot find my tooth.
HYSTERICAL!!! I love that son of mine!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Kindergarten Drama

I know I haven't blogged in FOREVER, but I just had to write this story down so I could have a record of it.

I went to Trent's school today to volunteer and to take some boxes of Kleenex to his teacher. As I was walking to the classroom, they were on their way out to go to recess. I stopped to say hi to Trent and I could tell something was wrong, so I asked him what was wrong. He didn't really respond. About that time, Mrs. Duckett was passing by me and said, "Lover's quarrel." (Trent has a girlfriend in his class named Jackie. They've been an "item" for quite some time.) I just said, "Uh-oh" and went on to the classroom to drop off the Kleenex's. Mrs. Duckett came back in real quick while I was in there, so I asked her what happened. She said she wasn't really sure but apparently they were yelling at each other at lunch. So I went on about my volunteering and she came and found me a little while later and said, "Ok, I got the scoop at recess!" :) Trent had to sit out for a few minutes (because he was talking--surprise), so while he was sitting there, she said he looked so sad so she asked him what happened with Jackie. He started crying! He said that Jackie said Ethan was her boyfriend and not Trent anymore. Mrs. Duckett told him that she loves him and his mommy loves him, and it's going to be okay. I went to the classroom later to talk to her about something else, and the kids were in there so I got to see Trent and give him a hug, and he actually seemed fine at that point.

Fast forward to a few minutes ago when Trent got home. He told me that he had a little trouble today, but that it was all worked out now.

Me: "Oh? What happened?"
Trent: "Jackie changed her boyfriend to Ethan, but then Ethan changed it back."
Me: "How did she change her boyfriend?"
Trent: "She did Eeny Meeny Miney Moe, and it was Ethan." (I about fell out of my chair at this point laughing!)
Me: "So how did it end up?"
Trent: "Ethan told Jackie, 'I'm not yours', so it changed back to me."

Sounds like Ethan is a pretty good friend! :)

All because of an ill-fated game of Eeny Meeny Miney Moe!

I promise I will catch up with my blogging soon!