Thursday, July 29, 2010

So Long Tooth Fairy!

The girls went to the dentist over the last couple days. Both Emma and Ellie have all of the big teeth! I was shocked, I thought for sure there were at least 4 baby teeth back there. Sarah has lost her teeth quickly and she still has 4 baby teeth. They think it was because of malnutrition in their early years - it is called early eruption and is very common in Africa. Maybe it is a common thing in their bio family? I don't know, but one thing is for sure they will not be having any visits from the tooth fairy in America - kinda sad but it's the way it goes. Hubby and I are famous for forgetting to help the tooth fairy out and then we need to make excuses and plant a dollar somewhere in their bed!

The girls also have really nice teeth- again a shocker- I was all set for cavities and crowns. Ellie has one small cavity and they will both be getting sealants at our next visit. They had to chisel a lot of stuff off the teeth but underneath all that, they are healthy!!

This info along with the hand x-ray/ bone age is not helping my plan to make the girls younger. I guess it is what it is. We are leaving Ellie at just turning 8 years old but are still planning to make Emma newly 9 years old instead of ten.

Emma loves American food- she is part of the clean plate club! At only 54 lbs she has plenty of room for growth!! Ellie has been asking for her chicken feet but golly they don't have them in America. IF you know where I can find them, DON'T you dare tell me! I like saying in the most sincere way I can "I am so sorry honey we don't have chicken feet in America!!"

I have been bad... real bad! The other night the girls and I had a full and active day. When the evening came they happily got in their PJ's! It just so happened the clouds rolled in and a thunderstorm was brewing (hubby was out of town), it looked quite dark outside... it looked later than it was... so at 7:59 our little tribe went to bed!. I felt guilty, it wasn't very late but inside I was high fiving! Woohoo, a little time for me!!

Today, again we ran around and were busy. Now we are home for a little while- I sent the girls upstairs to play! Okay, now the truth... so I could sneak a little chocolate! I went into the pantry (as fancy Nancy would say a glorified name for a closet) with a fork and ate the chocolate frosting off of the cake! I was happy in that, ahem closet, until I heard the pitter patter of... okay truth again, the stampede of little feet. I was out of that closet in lightening speed- my secret is safe and I have had my chocolate fix!

AHHHHH, life is good!!

More questions answered next post!!


18 comments:

Shonni said...

You are sooo cute!!!

Nancy said...

I"m tellllllliinnnnggg!

Dawn - "Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

Hilarious.....It's a part of being a parent.....or at least that is what I think :)

David and Sarah said...

hehehe...I always save dessert until after the kids are in bed. I like to eat my chocolate in peace!

Blessings,
Sarah

Angie said...

No chicken feet in America?? Dear Friend...what are those little hens running on then?? Better not drive by any farms. Great to hear that their teeth are in such great shape, that you found some "me" time (mine start going to bed at 7:30...mean mom!), and your chocolate.

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LaRita said...

You are too much! lol You give me hope. ps your little chocolate secret is safe with me!

Dr. D said...

lol, I'm so glad to know I'm not the only mom to sneak a little chocolate here and there. :-)

Adeye said...

Hahahahahahahaha....tooooooo funny :) I do the same thing when I need a little pick-me-up :)

That's great news about their teeth.

Janet and Kevin said...

I would be right there with you on the chocolate - why share if there is a little amount! Hee, hee! What they don't know won't hurt them!!

:)
Janet and gang

Karin said...

Hee...that is so funny! Just be sure you don't get too close because I've had my secret exposed by the kids smelling the chocolate on my breath. haha

Suzy said...

It's awfully sad to imagine all the little chicks that hatched without feet. How DID they get around? Did we selectively breed for that here in America so we wouldn't waste something we weren't going to eat anyway? LOL. You're going to have some explaining to do eventually.

Chandra said...

Love this post! Hey, sometimes a mom just needs that chocolate break...and time alone :)

joeks said...

Smiling all the way through this post!
I won't tell about your chocolate if you won't tell about mine :)

Sue said...

Don't you just like these little sneaky things. It is great. I needed that laugh tonight...Glad to hear the girls are doing good.

Jill said...

Girl, you crack me up!

Pam said...

I am so laughing at/with you!

Cari said...

LOL! I have Dove chocolates in my night table by my bed...but don't tell anyone! :)