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Friday, January 11th, 2013
That’s the question I got at 6:15 this morning, after my 7-year-old, Julia, found four quarters under her pillow (quarters I only remembered to slip there at 4:35 a.m. when my subconscious woke me from a dream about her losing a top tooth).
Shoot. I wasn’t prepared for this. I stalled with, “What do you mean?”
“Are you the one that put the money under my pillow?”
My face got goofy. “I don’t know what you want me to say…” (As in, are you sure you want to know?)
She stared at me. “Yes or no!”
My face got goofier.
“That’s a yes,” she said.
I shut my bedroom door. “Okay, listen,” I said conspiratorially. “I am–but you can’t say anything to your friends, and you can’t tell Lila,” referring to her 4-year-old sister.
Her eyes bulged and she laughed. “You are?! You’re the Tooth Fairy? I knew it. I knew it!”
And before I could even begin to get sad about my little girl growing up, she said, “Wait. Are you everybody’s Tooth Fairy, or just mine?”
Love it! “No, honey, I don’t have time to be everybody’s Tooth Fairy.”
“So everybody’s parents are their Tooth Fairy?” she clarified.
“Yes. And remember–it’s fun to believe in the Tooth Fairy, so don’t tell your friends, and don’t tell Lila.” We shook on it.
Tell me, everyone who’s been in this position: How long until she connects the dots and asks about Santa? Please tell me there’s time!
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
In this dire economy, even the Tooth Fairy is pinching pennies
Getting the Tooth Fairy to pony up in this sagging economy has been like pulling teeth.
Missouri law bans some teacher-student contact on Facebook, other sites
A new law in Missouri that makes it illegal for teachers to privately contact current or former students on Facebook and other social networking sites is not a friend of education, teaching professionals told CNN on Monday.
9-year-old’s memory inspires thousands of charity donations
The 9-year-old who died shortly after trying to raise $300 for 15 people in need has posthumously surpassed her goal thousands of times over.
Parents are feeding babies too much salt: study
Processed foods like bread, gravy, baked beans, cow’s milk and canned spaghetti are contributing to a salt epidemic of mini proportions — namely among eight-month-old babies.
Facebook Lets Expectant Parents Add Their Unborn Child to Friends & Family
Expectant parents can announce the good news to their Facebook friends via a brand new Facebook family member status option.
Thursday, January 10th, 2008
Not that there’s anything wrong with the old money-under-the-pillow approach to leaving cash from the Tooth Fairy, but how adorable is this tooth pillow from Oeuf? I’m betting your child would love to find his quarter, dollar, or whatever the going rate for teeth is these days tucked away in this snuggly little molar. It could also cut back on the risk of waking her up while digging for lost pearly whites under the pillow, and can double as a fun plush toy.
Friday, November 9th, 2007
Is it wise to work out intensely during and right after pregnancy? New mom’s NYC Marathon victory has people wondering. Yahoo! News
A mother fights for diagnosis of her baby’s medical condition only to have her taken away. Boston Globe
Surgery to remove 2-year-old’s four extra limbs is a success (video). Yahoo! News
Coaching by camera: A marine in Iraq watches his wife give birth via video conference. Chicago Sun-Times
A mom’s guilt over playing the tooth fairy. Washington Post
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Categories: News | Tags: baby, child development, Current Affairs, Dads, dicey topics, Family, fitness, Health & Safety, kids, little kids, Science, secrets, tooth fairy, videos
Monday, June 25th, 2007
My 6-year-old niece just lost her first tooth last week and my mom decided to get her a diary as a gift “from the Tooth Fairy.” The sales lady scrunched her face in disapproval of my mom’s gift choice, risking losing a tooth or two herself. (My mom has got a mean right hook.) But what Ms. Snooty Saleswoman didn’t know is that my niece has been diary obsessed since her friend gave her a used one from a garage sale recently. My mom simply thought that my niece should have her very own, and the loss of the tooth provided a convenient occassion.
Now, at barely 6, my niece can pretty much write her name and maybe one or two other small words. But she dictates to my sister-in-law, who dutifully takes down what cartoon she liked that day, what time she went to bed, how many times my nephew bothered her, what her favorite animal of the minute is, and other important life-changing events in my her ever so adorable 6-year-old life.
This weekend, I got to thinking about the diaries that I kept as a kid. Depending on how you look at it, I was either very, very smart (possibly) or totally over-the-top neurotic (yup, more likely) because I never EVER wrote any secrets or potentially embarrassing things in there. Totally defeating the purpose of HAVING a diary, I know, but my innermost thoughts never got past my internal standards and practices committee. Even though my diary had a lock on it, I just knew my brother would steal it and read about how I’d just choreographed a dance (complete with costume and lighting ideas) to Barry Manilow’s “Daybreak” or something. Not that I … uhm … ever did that. Okay. So what if I did? Maybe I was a kiddie Fanilow. Well, laugh all you want, cause I was a smart Fanilow. Up until two minutes ago, at least, when I decided to go public and Manil-out myself.
So did anyone else ever self-edit their diary as a kid? If so, what would be one of the most embarrassing secrets you would’ve penned as a child … but you didn’t? And if you didn’t self censor, did anyone write something sacred only to have it exposed to the whole world by a snooping sibling or parent? Now’s the time to come clean, people. Don’t you all dare hold back on me. We’re Goody family, so there should be no secrets among us. Let’s have ‘em!
Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: art, Books, child development, Family, gifts, kids, little kids, secrets, shopping, tooth fairy, toys
Monday, June 11th, 2007
Hats off. Really. Standing ovation for cosmetic queen, Sally Hansen. Talk about brilliant marketing. What does everyone want these days? Whiter teeth. What doesn’t everyone want to do to get them? Pay through the nose. (Parents magazine, in fact, reported in its June issue that in-office professional teeth whitening can run you anywhere from $400 to $2000. Holy molars, Batman!)
So if you don’t have a gold mine to polish up your grill, Sally Hansen may have just answered your prayers with a $7 solution. (And, hey, I just saved you roughly $1,993, people. But who’s counting, right?) I present to you the Smile Brightening Lip Treatment. Now to get your pearly not-so-whites looking more like pearls instead of the oysters they came in, simply apply a coat of this ingenious lip gloss. According to the packaging, it’s a mix of optical brightening pearls, cornflower extract, and borage (huh?) that helps create the effect and counteract the yellow hues of your stained chompers. Whatever it takes, Sally. Whatever it takes.
So go ahead and have that 83rd cup of coffee for the day, ladies. Want another pinch of chew? Enjoy! You’ve earned it. Go take a big dip in Lake You. Just remember to gloss up afterwards, and you’ll still be blinding your loved ones with your sparkling smile in no time. There’s even a yummy vanilla mint flavor in the gloss that will help freshen your breath. Oh, Sally. I can vanilla minty kiss you!
What other cut-through-the-bull beauty products, like this one, would you love to see? Besides stained teeth, what are your beauty Achilles’ heels that could use some covert covering up? C’mon. Don’t be shy. We’re all friends here.
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007
Look! Up in the sky. It’s a bird … it’s a plane … no! It’s your winning caption for this adorable entry in our ongoing Aye Aye Caption contest.
The task is simple. And fun. Just take a gander at the photograph to the right, and post your funniest, wittiest, most clever caption that you can think of. Bask in the good humor of your fellow Goody Bloggers and check back often to see who’s saying what. And definitely check back next Monday to see if your caption was chosen as this week’s winner. Your prize? Well, we here at Goody Blog are big on the belief that there’s no greater gift than the satisfaction of knowing you’ve done a great job. ; )
Need a little inspiration? To review last week’s contest and its winners (our first ever tie!!), click here. (Just make sure you’re not sipping anything, unless you’re up for an I Love Lucy-esque spit-take.)
So take a crack at it. We’re sure you can come up with something superfunny. Good luck!
Categories: Time for Fun | Tags: baby, celebs, contests, Current Affairs, Cute Animals, Dads, doing good, Family, Film, Games, gear, kids, little kids, Television, tooth fairy
Saturday, March 3rd, 2007
ReadyMade is like our hip younger sister—you might have one of those—the type that hasn’t had kids yet, and does such cool things all the time that you can’t believe you’re even related. (In this case I’m being literal because we’re owned by the same company, so we actually have the same parent). Anyway, they posted this money shirt as a great way to leave a tip for your waiter, I immediately thought this would be a good thing for us parents too: What if the tooth fairy tricked out her dollar? Or maybe you could use it as a way to amuse the kids while you’re waiting in a restaurant or doctors office or any place where you need to pull out your bag of amuse/distract tricks. If you are good at this kind of stuff, possibilities for integrating it into your life seem endless. Instructions to make this and other amazing money folds can be found here.