funny looks and monster teeth

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.
“yes! that!”
“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!


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I stopped teaching Kindergarten in 2005 to become the mom of two crazy boys here in Brooklyn. At first I thought being a stay at home mom meant that I needed to pour all my time and energy directly into my sons, but I realized somewhere along the way that being a rockstar mom meant not only taking good care of my boys, but also taking good care of myself. And taking good care of myself means pursuing something creative...just about everyday. I started Made In Brooklyn to motivate myself in my creative goals as well as share my work with others and perhaps inspire them in their own creative journeys.
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6 Responses to funny looks and monster teeth

  1. Ruth says:

    I loved reading this post! We have a similar cushion, but don’t tell anyone, I bought it …
    The Boy Child lost his first tooth last Saturday, 5 days short of his 6th birthday. We had no idea that one was loose! I’ll be blogging the story of what happened when I can get a photo of TBC with gappy smile on show.

  2. Ruth says:

    Forgot to ask ~ what’s the going rate for a tooth??

    • Robyn says:

      We go with 2 dollars. And then I take him to the dollar store to pick out something cheap and silly. :) Dave looked up the going rate on wikipedia and it was like 2.77…so we are just under the average. :)

      I had a student who’s mom gave her new hair barrettes and lip gloss…little things like that. I thought that was a good idea…

  3. Mama V says:

    so cute! he’s going to love it. and i guess i can stop sending dentist recs now that andrew’s already been to one then?!

    we pay a quarter per tooth, especially since all my kid really wants is enough change to buy candy and gum from the little store across the street from his school. you can call me a cheap-o, but wait until he starts losing several more! ;)

    • Robyn says:

      Ha! Yes! We used one of the dentist’s you had heard about and he was GREAT with Andrew. They got SUPER nerdy about all of the equipment together. ;)

      The big challenge will be to see if he can handle Isaac! I tried taking Isaac to a dentist once before…but all we could get Isaac to do was stick his tongue out. oh boy. I’ll try with this other dentist this summer. :)

  4. janel says:

    Cutest tooth pillow ever! Oh, I love it. I see a scrapbook page coming…..
    Just darling.

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