Monday’s Musings…

So we have been gearing up for this big east coast storm, and it turns out that little M has no school for the next two days, and the husband will be home as well, as his office will all be working from home…so my little family will be hunkering down and hanging out together at home. I am hoping our power hangs in there at least today, but we will take whatever we can get!

In other news, we have a loose tooth…well, our little M does, anyways. Honestly, it has me completely traumatized. I feel like she is too young to have teeth loose and falling out, and she doesn’t understand what is happening, which makes it worse. It’s quite loose, I don’t think it will last much longer, but little M is doing her darndest to keep that tooth in there. Every time we ask to look at it, she says “I think it’s all better, don’t worry about it.”
Isn’t it too early? I didn’t think we would have to deal with this for a couple more years! Gah, it upsets me.

Little M brought the flu home from school last week, and very generously shared it with me. Because of that I spent a great deal of last week on the couch. Apparently little M felt that I was neglecting my duties…one afternoon we got home from school, and little M looked at me and said “mommy, are you just going to lay on the couch, or are you going to do some cleaning?”
I said, “I guess I can do some cleaning?”
Little M patted my hand, and said “good choice, mommy!”

We have been blessed with really wonderful neighbors…they love our little M, and she loves her neighbors. Whenever she sees one of our neighbors outside, she asks if she can go out and talk.
The other day, one of our neighbors was at our house dropping something off, and remembered that she had something at her house for little M for Halloween. She said she was going to go get it, and asked little M if she wanted to come…”Oh yes,” was her reply, “Oh! Should I get my purse?”
That girl…she cracks me up!

Our girl has been completely obsessed with a Tinker Bell movie lately…when she has been allowed to watch a movie, she wants to watch this one, and I find myself continually explaining the difference between real and fantasy. For instance, just because you might one day buy a tinker bell outfit at Target, and that outfit has wings, even when you put on those wings you will not be able to fly. She does this with anything she sees on tv…she tends to think it is real, and will somehow incorporate in into her life story. She will tell people about how Vidia is not her friend because she isn’t friendly, and didn’t talk nice to her, but Vidia is a fictional character from a movie. Is this normal? I have no idea, but it weirds me out a little bit. On the other hand, it is super cute when she quotes movies, and she often does it in perfect context. The other day she and the husband were talking about a picture she had colored, and when the husband told her it was pretty, she replied with a quote from Tinker Bell…”yes, daddy, I am a rare talent!”


  1. shelley on October 29, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    My niece lost a couple of teeth around 4 yrs old. It then slowed WAY down and she was with her peers on teeth loosing.I think M is PERFECTLY normal. My girl is turning 8 and still has a tough time with \”tv world\” and \”the real world\” as she terms it. It is a hard concept for her now.

  2. Musings from Kim K. on October 29, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    We've had other friends who had children losing their teeth very early and then it slowed way down for a few years. Miss Josie has a couple of teeth that are fused together and her adult teeth never formed underneath. She's also had 2 root canals since we came home from China. Fun times. Thinking of you and hoping the storm isn't as bad as they are predicting. Hugs.

  3. dawn on October 29, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Doesn't Miss M suck her thumb? That might be why. My 5 yr old is losing her 2 bottoms and it is from the dreaded thumb. Her big sis was 7 (shh don't tell anyone she was mortified and the last in her class)

  4. dawn on October 29, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Doesn't Miss M suck her thumb? That might be why. My 5 yr old is losing her 2 bottoms and it is from the dreaded thumb. Her big sis was 7 (shh don't tell anyone she was mortified and the last in her class)

  5. Jen on October 30, 2012 at 12:50 am

    Lol! I had to read some of these for John, they are so funny. Katie lost two teeth shortly after she turned five in May, and has 2-3 more loose ones now. It freaked me out too but it seems there's a lot of variation. She will be adorable with her gaps! 😉

  6. Paula on October 30, 2012 at 10:07 am

    At four? Anything is normal! Her little brain is still sorting everything out…and from what you've shared, Little M is curious, creative and full of imagination. What a character and what a treat!

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