In between washing piles of ski clothes and vomit from the 2 year old's car seat (tantrum, chunky pizza, please don't ask me anymore...) I thought I'd pop in and say hello.
After the mild winter we've had here in Provence it's ironic to come back from Italy and find our village under a blanket of snow. I really didn't think we'd see any of the white stuff this year. The birdbath scoffs at me:
Daffodils still going strong through the snow.
I'll have even snowier pictures to show you shortly, but in the meanwhile the big news around here is that the eldest (finally) has a 'bit of a sore tooth'. At 7 and a half years old I was getting a little worried, but hopefully this will be the start of a charming gap-toothed smile.
The mechanics of the Tooth Fairy have come up in conversation - I think I might need to sew something to mark this momentous occasion.
On Larissa's blog mmmcrafts I saw this super cute tutorial for a tooth holding softie (a tooth within a tooth, we must go DEEPER). Easily customised for boys or girls.
Or I could whip up a colourful little pouch that would slip right under his pillow.
Find the tutorial for these here at the Purl Bee
If I was feeling lazy I would just buy one of these gorgeous little tooth fairy friend softies from Jenny (who blogs at plants and animals).
You can find Jenny's etsy store here (lots of cute little softies and prints in there).
But I'm actually thinking of something a little different - inspired by this clever hoop I saw on Amy's blog, During Quiet Time.
Perhaps with a pocket for the tooth and one for the money. (And perhaps one exactly as shown for me, later.)
If I make it in neutral fabric colours all the kids can use it (this is a very attractive point for me as I don't particularly feel like making four of the suckers).
All you old and bold parents out there... did you keep your children's baby teeth? All of them?
I have locks of hair from all four of ours and am now wondering if I should keep a tooth or two as well?
I'm also wondering what the heck I'd do with them. Can you open beer bottles with them? I suppose a tooth could prove useful should said son abscond to Mexico with a lady of dubious reputation when he's 18. I'll have some DNA to give to the private investigator I hire to track him down.
Mmm, I hope he looks like Tom Selleck.
The PI, not my son. It would be weird if my son grew up to look like Tom Selleck.
Not to mention it would make my husband very suspicious. (Not as suspicious as if he grew up to look like Hugh Jackman though.)
Back soon with a little tour around Briançon. A bientôt!