Thursday, April 3, 2014

Missing Teeth, Snakes in the Potty, Dog Vomit, and Science Fair - Which of those makes you cringe more?

Hmmm, what happened?

Little Girl's smile last week:

Little Girl's smile this week:

Yes, she lost a top front tooth!  It's a good thing, too, because due to the way the adult tooth was coming in, the dentist was starting to talk about pulling it, so although it makes me sad that so much of her babyness is going away, that tooth did need to come out and I'm glad we got it out without having to have it pulled!

Now I'm faced with the situation that my almost 7 year old son still has not lost a top tooth and yet his 5 year old sister has!  Needless to say I've given the speech about how kids loose teeth at different ages many times this week.


Here's a picture of one of the April Fool's Day pranks I played on the kids:

I also did a joke where I planted some fake dog vomit, and then as if to spite me, the very next day the dog threw up FOR REAL on my bed!  So that's what I get for joking about dog throw up! 


The dog has been eating June bugs outside, seriously she acts like they are potato chips, such a tasty, crunchy snack!  But, I think the June bugs upset her stomach, so how to convince her to stop eating them?  Someone remind me why I have a dog?

I would like to take a moment to express my heartfelt thanks to our local elementary school for the concept that is the IN-CLASS science fair project!  Huge fist pumps from me on that decision!

And actually, I think the over-achieving parents that I've bad-mouthed in years past for "helping" their child create professional-looking projects actually led to the JOY that is now the IN-CLASS project, so in reality those parents did us all a service! 


Except I'm not off scott free, I did have this lovely exchange tonight at 8:35 pm as the 11 year old was getting out of the shower and heading for bed after swim team practice and a safety patrol meeting where he had to give a speech again (so yes, he's been busy, but still!):

Him:  "Oh, Mom, I forgot I need to type up my question for my science fair project by tomorrow."
Me:  "Okay, so what's your project about?"
Him: "I don't know."
Me:  "Let me get this straight, it's your bedtime and NOW you're telling me that you need to come up with a science fair project idea and a typed up question for the project by tomorrow?"

Then there a huge disparity between his science fair project ideas and mine.  His involve various metals and electricity or chemicals and dissolving substances.  Me?  I'm all, "How about testing which color Popsicle melts the fastest?"

So, please share your answer to my little poll, which term makes you cringe most -- missing teeth, snakes in the potty, dog vomit, or science fair?


Happy Friday! 

Half-Past Kissin' Time
Half-Past Kissin' Time


  1. I would have to chose dog vomit. I don't handle anything like that at all. It makes me sick.

  2. Dog vomit makes me cringe. I can handle the rest.

    I sympathize with kids losing teeth late. My poor daughter ended up having to have five pulled because of needing braces. And she was 14.

  3. When my kids were younger, it would have been Science Fair. Now, a snake in the toilet would not be a good thing. Never would have been actually! haha

  4. So jealous of the in-class science fair project!
    Your sweet girl looks adorable missing that tooth! My daughter would be jealous. She is seven and has only lost two bottom teeth.
    My dog keeps eating toys and she vomited all over my son's bed so I feel ya!

  5. Funny question. I'd say dog vomit (which we accept because they're so sweet most of the time, of course.)

    Wow. Are you sure you're not living in a reality show? That 8:35pm conversation is a CLASSIC! I also love that you went to the trouble of staging some April 1st pranks :)

    Thanks for linking up. Have a terrific weekend.

  6. since it was your dog puking, that story gave me a laugh. Couldn't the April Fools Day prank backfire if one of the kids tried to flush it?
    None of the terms make me cringe. Especially now that the kids are adults and a few are parents themselves. Even though I love science and have been a science fair judge once, the last minute rush to finish a big assignment had made me cringe in the past. If it is planned out well then the cringe/aggravation factor is much lower.
    Thanks for the June bug story in your comment today.


I'd love to hear what you think!