Happy Chinese New Year

fortune cookiesI volunteered to make about 50 fortune cookies for Doodle’s class for their lesson about the Chinese New Year. The recipe is pretty easy, but VERY time intensive when you have to make more than 8. But, I did have some help.

fortune cookies hleping

Tooth Fairy?

It’s official, Girlie is now a snaggletooth. She lost her first upper tooth. It’s been wiggly for about 2 months and really, really wiggly for about 2 weeks. It’s been all the talk around here, from having to cut her food into bite-sized pieces to Doodle wanting to wiggle it (and her letting him most of the time).

After much twisting, pulling, pushing and prodding, it finally came out.


She has her own tooth pillow that I made for her, and as she put the tooth in it, she asked me “Mommy, how much do you think the tooth fairy is going to leave? A dollar? That’d be nice” In all honesty, this fairy will probably give her more than a few coins.

All this makes me think about the value we place on deceiving our kids. Whether it is Santa Clause, the Tooth Fairy