1. The other during dinner Andrew asked me “what does this mean?” then he turned his head slightly and looked at me with one eye.
“ummm…I’m not sure. what do you mean?”
“you do it. And my teacher does it before he says I might move down a level.”
“oh! this?” and I give him the look. The one I learned in my first year of teaching. The look my students always seemed to understand right away. The look that inspired them to knock off whatever mischief they were reveling in.
“oh. That just means be careful. or watch out. I guess Andrew, if adults give you that look, you could use it as a clue. It means there is something you are doing that they don’t like…and then you could try to figure out what that something is and make a change. It’s like a warning sign.”
He’s since been practicing it on his own and it’s so adorable. It almost never communicates “watch out” to me. It usually communicates something like “fish eye”. Makes me wonder what he thought it meant before I explained it to him. Adults are so weird, aren’t they?
2. Andrew has a wiggly tooth! His first real wiggly tooth! He’s already lost one tooth…but the dentist pulled it…so that didn’t ‘count’…right? THIS tooth is his first loose tooth! (finally!!! he’s 7!!!) And to celebrate that we’re at this stage, I made a monster tooth fairy pillow. I first saw it here, but I just googled “monster tooth fairy pillow” and there are many, many, many out there. So, not an original idea at all…but still totally fun!
And this little guy is ready to eat some teeth and turn them into cold, hard cash. :) any day now!