Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The tooth fairy got fired.


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Ta da! E and L's mom gave her consent to post pictures of the girls. She actually gave consent before I asked about it. Its seems fitting the girls should be here as much as I have longed for this journey of baby dolls, play kitchen's and cooking, and all kinds of girl yumminess. Could they be any cuter?

Although my camera is suddenly giving me fits. I had the ISO bumped up way too high and paid for it with mostly grainy pictures. Today was rainy and dark outside and I couldn't get a good exposure either. My novice status shows. Plus its a little tricky trying to watch both girls and shoot them. They are on the go and by the time I set up the shot they have moved, looked away or lost interest.

Theres been a learning curve in other regards too. I'm a bit rusty. Its great that E is potty trained. But you forget that you still need to be there, help on and off, wave bye-bye as we flush and help wipe hands on the Patrick towel that in her little voice sounds like Patwick. Its quite cute and definitely not boy-like.

Today I had a Calgon moment. Thank goodness I seem to have acquired a bit more of an ability to step back and laugh at myself sometimes. I reached for something in the fridge and knocked over a sippy cup with milk in it. And it spattered from one end of the kitchen to the other and of course down my leg. So as I am standing there in this puddle of milk, when L starts to cry. (And she has not been a crier at all) As I wipe a clean path to get to the carpet, I realize she is perhaps needing a diaper change as I catch a hint of the smell coming my way. And that is when a tiny voice that is supposed to be napping says, "I have to go potty NOW!"

All I could do was laugh. And in a move that was perhaps a daily maneuver with the boys when they were young, I grabbed the baby and a diaper and changed her while E went potty, and then cleaned myself up. In minutes we were all back on track, a bit stickier from some errant milk dried on the floor, but better.

Its now 8:30 pm. And like days of past I am ready for bed. But first, I need to go fire that tooth fairy. Shoot. She completely forgot to even come last night. Even if they were just substitute teeth.

15 comments:

  1. Hi Vicky

    it sounds as if you are having a second round with infants...do we forget so quickly...

    I'm glad you are finding the job rewarding...

    Happy days

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  2. The pictures are wonderful, the ISO and light notwithstanding! I mean it!!

    Hmm...Bringing up children is tough and very very entertaining :)

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  3. I told you that tooth fairy needs an assistant!! :)

    She is shocking here and she seems to always forget Mikaela and come to Callum. I think the tooth fairy is playing with my daughter's mind.

    The last time the tooth fairy forgot to Mikaela she came the following night, with money a written apology and a little gift.

    The girls are adorable. It sounds like your super mom skills are kicking in quickly.

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  4. Those girls are just the cutest! I think every Mom has those moments when 20 different things are not going exactly right and all you can do is laugh! Great multitasking with the potty situation. I'll have to remember that one :)

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  5. Those girls are absolutely adorable!!!!!

    I laughed about the tooth fairy....see you lose your mind when you take care of small children...now I'm not the only one :)

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  6. Delwyn, I am finding it rewarding and enjoyable :) I think its like riding a bike, you don't really forget, but you may be a bit wobbly at first.

    Tranquility, really a challenge, and entertaining, but so worth it. Wouldn't trade it for anything.

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  7. Oh Vicky! How wonderful!!! Photos of the girls.....Grrrrrrreat!
    They are just little doll babies, aren't they?
    OK...you know which part of the post made me smile the most....the part about the milk. Yep. How is it that one little sippy cup of milk can produce ALL that liquid....and WHY does it have to gravitate to the leg....??? Oh, I just love the fact that you are keeping the girls...and doing a great job posting about it. I feel as if I was there (waving bye bye to the poo poo....too cute! What a blessing that they have you...and you have them.)
    More...
    More....
    I can't wait for more.
    Love to you, Vicky.

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  8. Liss, yes the tooth fairy had to make nice today :)

    Julie, yes, very soon you will be the queen of mult-tasking too :) My advice, don't forget to laugh!

    Stephanie, nope not alone :)

    Jackie, awww thank you :) I'm sure I will have plenty more in the days ahead.

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  9. O VICKY! I thought I was the ONLY one who was a deadbeat tooth fairy! Thank you for sharing. I have literally forgotten one whole week of nights in a row. I KNOW.

    I bet your little girls' mom is so thrilled to have someone like you to take care of her darling girls. I would have been. They are precious and I could just see you a dripping mess but handling it all!

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  10. The girls are darling. Isn't it amazing how much laughter is necessary with little ones in the house?! You are amazing and I know the girl's mom is so thankful for you.
    By the time our baby, Emma started loosing teeth "the tooth fairy" had to pay late fees she so often forgot!
    Hugs~

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  11. LOL...Fire the tooth fairy??? Oh, my goodness...you make me laugh!!!! Can I ever relate!!!! Your photos as usual are simply gorgeous, and what wonderful subjects you had!!! They are such beautiful little girls!!! I thoroughly enjoyed this post...you left me with big, big, big smiles!!! Love you~Janine XO

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  12. Robynn, yes, this time around the block handling it much better. As a new mom? Totally unraveled me at times when it was an all day occurrence.

    Robin, yes the tooth fairy gave an extra dollar for being late :) The boys were instantly fine with that.

    Janine, I am so glad you get my sense of humor :) I receive immense pleasure from reading your insightful posts, if you get a fraction of that from me I am honored :)

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  13. Love the photos -- keep them coming please -- it is so nice to finally see some photos (and you can tell my sister that....(laughing). Isn't it amazing how the things we think we will never forget - we forget so quickly (of course, they do some back). Love hearing about the day. I have been thinking of all of you us there and hoping all is going well!!!

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  14. Beautiful children! Keep posting pics!

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