I'm working at home today because I woke up with what looks like conjunctivitis, and I'd prefer not to infect everyone at the office. I took some Claritin just in case it's related to allergies, but so far it's having no effect, so I may have to visit my doctor tomorrow for some antibiotics. Argh. I'm not looking forward to the havoc that they'll wreak on my digestive system. :-(
The tooth fairy visited our house on Tuesday night. Somehow R got it into his head that the tooth fairy brings presents instead of money. (Since none of his friends have lost teeth yet, I blame PBS. I'm sure it was that whiney Caillou!) He also said that she comes every night to check for teeth. I'm glad that doesn't give him the creeps, but it does me, so I told him that maybe she receives some kind of radio signal when there's a tooth waiting for her so she knows to visit that child's house. A picked up a little package of an "instant railroad" - the little capsules that you put in warm water and then foam shapes inside expand and appear - as the present. R was beside himself with excitement when he found it in the morning. It actually is pretty cool because it includes an engine, tender, tanker car, flat car, cargo car, and a caboose, and they all fit together (that is VERY important to R - he gets upset when trains don't "click" together).
I have mixed feelings about perpetuating the tooth fairy idea, especially since I don't do it for Santa, but R got most of this from other sources, so I'm just playing along. I did ask him if he thought the tooth fairy was an angel, and he gave me an emphatic "No!" with a look on his face that indicated I was very silly and naive.
What are you all up to for the long weekend? We have a rocket outing planned for Monday, and A and I may get out to see a friend's band on Saturday night, but other than that, we don't have any plans yet. Which is just fine with me. :-) It's supposed to be warm and beautiful here, so I'm very excited!
Cute R quote of the week:
"Daddy? Can you come lay down on the couch with me? I need some help warming up my feet."