I’m doing it wrong. And by ‘it’ I mean ‘parenting’.

“Why?” you ask. 

Well, This afternoon I drove my kids to the shops so my eldest could buy sweets with the money the Tooth Fairy left her last night. Of course … I bought the younger child sweets too. 

And …

Well, I’m pretty sure I’m sending at least two mixed messages here: 

  • Your tooth fell out … but let’s go buy sweets; 
  • You just got some money … let’s go spend it immediately; 

I’m pretty sure that neither of those is listed in the great book of ‘how to be a good mother’ parenting guide!  

The Silver Lining

On the plus side I did teach her the following:

  • You don’t have to spend it all at once,
  • You can only buy something to the value of the money you have, 
  • Don’t eat all the sweets at once, save some for later, 
  • Save what you don’t spend, 

I still think I might have failed overall today! Lol 

The First Of Many

Oh well, it was her first tooth. She was super excited and so brave. It really did take us all by surprise. Her bottom two have been wiggly for over a month, but it was one of the top ones that just fell out. 

Another milestone to make mention of: my youngest went for her taster swimming lesson today and loved it!!! ? Up until a couple of weeks ago she has been terrified of the swimming instructor, more to the point, his beard! Lol

Thank goodness she seems to have gotten over it. She can’t wait to go swimming again. 

Both milestones prove the point though,

Never rush a good thing.

Everything will happen … when the time is right. 

Anyway, after a hectic day today, both girls were fast asleep by 19.20. Lets see what tomorrow throws at us.

Until then, it’s wine-o’clock. Cheers! ???