Wednesday, January 27, 2010


I've always known Jessica would be late losing her baby teeth because "they" say if you get your baby teeth in late, you'll lose them late. She was almost a year old before the first tooth poked through, and Jessica, being Jessica, couldn't get the teeth most kids get first: the bottom center two; not even the top center two for my girl. She got the ones on top next to the center two: FANGS.

The whole fangs thing is kind of ironic given that yesterday Jessica said her bottom tooth was feeling funny. Hari looked in and saw a permanent tooth starting to come in behind one of the front baby teeth. Some internet research revealed to me that this phenomenon occurs frequently and is usually the bottom 2 front teeth. It's known as "shark teeth" presumably because sharks have several rows of teeth (Thank you "Magic School Bus: the Great Shark Escape.")

She was very excited at the prospect of losing her first baby tooth. Not that the baby tooth is anywhere near loose, but she's been watching her friends lose teeth for months now, and I'm guessing she's going to do her best to make it loose. Guess the Tooth Fairy better educate herself as to the current going rates for lost teeth.

Friday, January 8, 2010

That's what I've been doing wrong...

Ever since Jessica started school, she has barely been touching her lunch. This is because the kids are read a story when they're done with lunch and she doesn't want to miss the story.

Every so often, once or twice a month at most, I give her money to buy ice cream. I did it this week. She had the audacity to come home and complain I gave her too much lunch and she didn't have enough time to finish her ice cream because she had to eat part of her lunch before they would let her buy ice cream.

I'd had enough of the non-eating at that point. I told her no more ice cream if she continued not to eat her lunch (or hardly eat it). Three days in a row she came home having eaten all or most of her lunch. Today we had a bit of a setback, but still, going in the right direction.