Time Keeps On Slipping…
Jul 26 2011

Where does it go? Time Keeps On Slipping Into the Future… (you tube).  So much going on but so little time to write about it.  My daughter lost her first tooth when she was almost a year older than when my son lost his and the tooth fairy came to visit.  I know this because I did a blog post about it and if I hadn’t, I’m not sure I would have remembered when he lost it.  Thank goodness for blogging!  She was in Mexico when it happened visiting her cousins and apparently instead of a tooth fairy, the tooth mouse visits and she got pesos instead.

Check out Beat the Heat Happy Hour – July 20 and Sales & Business Development Lunch & Learn – July 13, 2011 for posts written by the Austin Technology Incubator marketing intern, Kirsten Frazee, on two recent events I coordinated for our member companies.

Check out our highly non-publicized facebook page called Metaphor Mania for info on our songwriting endeavors that are moving at the snail like pace of the silvery, slimy trail in between our busy lives.

The kids are in summer camp with varying degrees of happiness depending on the day and if there is a cool field trip involved.  They are learning social survival skills, and I’m learning skills on how not to worry when I leave my daughter in a room full of unknown kids with teenage camp counselors.

Hopefully in the next few weeks, I can blog about another shift in my life…a very good one

Until then, I’ll be breathing deeply and trying not to drink too much red wine.

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The Tooth Fairy Came To Visit
May 22 2008

Our 5 ½ year old son just lost his first tooth yesterday and the tooth fairy paid a visit to our house last night for the very first time.  He lost it at school and had it haphazardly carefully wrapped up in a paper napkin when I picked him up.

He was so excited to tell me about it!  He held the mangled paper napkin and kept fussing with it in the car.  We came inside and I opened the napkin and it wasn’t there!  I was probably more upset than him and asked him if he thought he dropped it at school and he assured me he hadn’t.  I kept asking him a million questions and he said it was probably in the car.  I was nervous that it wouldn’t be there and I would have to deal with a very upset 5 year old (and huge feelings of mom-guilt), but he climbed into the door and he looked around his booster seat and he found it.  Talk about breathing a million sighs of relief!

He didn’t want to tell his dad (who was out of town) about it until we picked him up at the airport last night.  And even then he wanted to keep the tooth at the house until we got back from the airport.

It was a very exciting milestone in our house! Not being sure what the going rate for the tooth fairy was, I put the question out on twitter and got some great replies:

LifeCandy @aruni – you’re lucky! my son (at 5) surfs and blogs regularly – he would’ve found the tooth rate himself eventually 🙂 about 3 hours ago from web in reply to aruni

thomsinger @aruni A SB Anthony or Sacagawea dollar is what the tooth fairly leaves for the Singer Girls. Unique & we get to lecture about strong women about 3 hours ago from web in reply to aruni

dpenna @aruni $1 sounds fair to me! about 4 hours ago from web in reply to aruni

dpenna @aruni hope I’m not too late: I gave $5 for the first, but after that $1.50 is all she gets 🙂 about 4 hours ago from web in reply to aruni

prCarrD @aruni I know a tooth fairy who leaves $10 per tooth! Crazy! about 4 hours ago from txt in reply to aruni

wendywood @aruni – my son just lost his first tooth and the tooth fairy left him a dollar as well. According to my son, going rate should be $100 each about 5 hours ago from twhirl in reply to aruni

NikkiPilkington @aruni When my daughter was young, 50p (a dollar?) so i think you have to allow for inflation 😉 about 5 hours ago from TwitterFox in reply to aruni

BeckyDMBR @aruni Not sure about the going rate, but congrats! 😉 about 5 hours ago from web in reply to aruni

LifeCandy @aruni – a quick online search last autumn when DS lost two at the same time turned up $2-$5/tooth! I was stunned! about 5 hours ago from web in reply to aruni

clgoodman @aruni Our tooth fairy leaves one gold $1 coin. about 5 hours ago from web in reply to aruni

abunslife @aruni Tooth fairy left 5 bucks for my son’s first tooth a few weeks ago, but she will leave a dollar from now on. Congrats! about 5 hours ago from web in reply to aruni

mgenovese @aruni My son just lost his first tooth last month. We were told $2 = going rate. So far he’s earned $4. Lots of teeth left though..hmm.. about 5 hours ago from web in reply to aruni

dpenna @aruni OH congrats on it being the first! Be sure to take a pic of the empty hole! about 15 hours ago from web in reply to aruni

dpenna @aruni We are doing the same tonight – for the eighth time! How many do they lose anyway? LOL about 15 hours ago from web in reply to aruni

infinitypro @aruni Wait on the post, but don’t forget the tooth fairy! 🙂 about 16 hours ago from web in reply to aruni

zenaweist @aruni don’t forget to do the tooth fairy thing. We’ve forgotten a few times! DOH! about 16 hours ago from twhirl in reply to aruni

ShamaHyder @aruni-maybe tomorrow. sounds like a fun post! about 16 hours ago from web in reply to aruni

We ended up giving him 4 quarters which he seemed very happy with.  He put them in his piggy bank right away.  I asked him if he wanted to buy something with it or save it and he said ‘save it’ which made me happy.  I’m not sure what he’s saving it for though.

His other bottom tooth is loose, so I’m guessing it will fall out soon.  I’m not sure how long it takes for all the baby teeth to fall out, but he could make quite a bit from the tooth fairy by then. 😀

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