Our little Sophie is growing up–she lost her first tooth the night before last. She was worried going to bed that it would come out while she was sleeping and she would lose it, and I reassured her that I don’t remember any of my teeth coming out while I was sleeping (as they usually came out from all the tinkering). But, of course it did come out while she was sleeping, and she excitedly came in to give it to me at about 3 a.m.
It was so small! A little bottom center tooth, the same size as the tiny first ones Lucy got in on the bottom. Sophie just looks like such a big girl–so tall to me. It is such a fun milestone.
At the same time, Lucy had those two top teeth coming in last week hastily followed up with the other two top teeth on either side this week–which made for some miserable, snotty nights. She looks like Cindy Lou Who from Dr. Seuss, but with less hair.
David was out of town this week only through Wednesday night, just long enough for me to really appreciate that he takes kids to school and does the laundry and helps me with the zone defense of child rearing. So, as he was flying in about bedtime on Halloween, we left the Sierra Madre Halloween festivities kind of quickly to go get him, but had more than enough candy anyhow.
And maybe all that candy will explain the fact that my boys have been moody and crazy all week. Noah has seriously been on a tirade of moodswings, violence, spite-driven defiance and throwing things, alternating with lethargy and exhausted crying–either it was the leftover virus from the fever from last week or all that sugar, since I wasn’t the candy nazi I usually am this year. Ben has had a lot of stress with school and being sick last week, but that still wouldn’t explain the mega hyperactivity also alternating with mopey lethargy and sleepiness. Again, leftover virus and candy is my guess.
On second thought, maybe all that candy in the house that would explain my own weepy craziness alternating with mopey lethargy and sleepiness….hm.
Well, at least the candy is out of the house now.
The kids have already started their turkey crafts–the construction paper Frankensteins, pumpkins and ghosts that have been adorning every open wall space in our house are starting to be replaced with construction paper Thanksgiving art. The Holidays are upon us!