Unfortunately, my brain must have had a cramp this time, cause even though I was the one that pulled it out, and I am also the one who plays the tooth fairy role... I forgot. Lily came into our room yesterday morning very much heart broken, letting us know the tooth fairy hadn't come. Doh! But in the Sunday morning busy-ness, that information went in my brain and then right out, and I didn't set an alarm or make a mental note again, thus causing me to be totally absent minded and I wasn't the tooth fairy last night either. This morning poor Lily walked into my room as soon as she was awake and was totally beside herself as to what in the world could be going on that this was happening to her... "The tooth fairy didn't come again! What is wrong with the TOOTH FAIRY!!?!?"
Oh man! Where is my brain?!?! I hurried and thought of a plan. She got back up on her bed so I wasn't able to put the money under and pretend she just didn't see it. She woke up Abi and Melodie and they were all in their beds, talking about how the tooth fairy was probably just really busy (even though we already used that excuse the first night) and they were trying to console her and let her know she would probably still come, give her one more chance, and while they call chit-chatted, I went and made this note and envelope...
So, where is my brain? We actually had a discussion on that with the kids last night, cause both Corey and I have got our brains on overload. Last night we discussed that we've got just 10 days before another year of school and chaos hit us and we gotta make a plan of attack, cause I don't know how we're going to survive it all when we can't even stay on top of the dishes and laundry. We had a family meeting and held some discussion, and I broke out all my parenting books and tried to find again any advice that might prepare us for the flood before it comes.
Fraulein Poppins (funny!) and this clip on the German language. Haha
So that's where my brain is - it's out trying to do some emergency preparedness for the upcoming whirlwind of life that is going to be swirling around us night and day for the next 10 months. I can't even be a tooth fairy, how are we going to do music lessons, band practices, school, homework, reading, cleaning, nursing, and possibly hosting this German girl, plus everything else that comes with life with 10 kids? We need some serious help. Well, last night I did get a few ideas, going to work on them today and see if they might work... We're going to try some ideas this week, the last week of summer, ahh! I hope we survive.