We all want to live a long life and in order to do that, we need to make sure we are staying healthy and are taking good care of ourselves not only for ourselves but also for our loved ones. Obviously, there are some factors that we can’t change and control such as pre-existing risk factors, however, we can still make great choices to help support a healthy lifestyle. We are able to help reduce things such as heart disease, many cancers, and Type II diabetes.
Most of us remember losing a tooth in elementary school and being really hyped that we were going to make bank. I’m talking about the tooth fairy of course. The entity that parents told children about who takes your tooth in the middle of the night while you are asleep and leaves cash or other small trinkets (which was both creepy and enchanting all at the same time).
Recently, my six-year-old little sister lost two of her teeth at the same time. Well, one was really wiggly and the other was just starting to give so my mother just yanked that one out for my sister anyway (ouch!). My little sister was betrayed, but she was still super excited to put her teeth under her pillow.
The TOOTH HURTS
She decided to put one tooth under her pillow at a time for two nights instead of putting both teeth under her pillow at once. Her logic: “But what if the tooth fairy comes and two teeth are too heavy?” Can’t fight that logic. So she put her first tooth under her pillow and I think that she was so excited she passed out from enthusiasm and she was knocked out cold.
In the morning she woke up and shouted, “The tooth fairy came!” She pulled out a dollar from under her pillow and suddenly her excitement level dropped from a 10 to a solid 8. She said, “Aww, I only got a dollar.” And she made a pouty face. My parents jokingly told her that maybe she must have been hit by the recession. Obviously, that word was a little too advanced for my sister to grasp.
The next night the “tooth fairy” must have felt bad and so my little sister woke up and found a ten dollar bill in her pillowcase. She was like, “Wow, I’m so rich now!” Then she turned and asked my parents, “But wait, this time the tooth fairy put the money IN my pillow, what the–? Doesn’t it go under?” Obviously, we explained she had to make such a large sum of money safe and secure. My little sister closed her eyes, crossed her arms, and nodded approvingly, “True. True.”
It doesn’t matter how old you are if the tooth fairy paid a visit, don’t burst a kid’s bubble.
That period of childhood wonder is so brief and children and adults alike should make it last while they can.
Profit (sometimes if you pout, it helps if you are a cute little munchkin)
My little sister is a champ, two teeth out and still standing.
She’s also super rich, maybe if I’m nice she could give me a loan some time
The tooth fairy’s not a lie, it’s an exaggerated tooth (I mean truth)
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I helped my little sister decorate a shoebox for Valentine’s Day. She and her classmates are making dropboxes so their other classmates can put their Valentines inside. We used foam stickers in pink, purple, red, and white. There were various shapes like cupcakes, hearts, stars, and lips. My little sister also cut felt hearts and ribbons for us to glue onto the shoebox. She also twisted a red and pink pipe cleaner into a heart and we pasted it on the top. As a final touch, we added a bow on top. Make your own Valentine’s Day box.
We used stuff we already had around the house. The ribbon we used was a candycane striped one from Christmas. You don’t have to break the bank to make one of these, but you can buy more Valentine’s Day decorations if you want.
Overall, this is a simple straight-forward craft for little ones. Most importantly, you get spend quality time together to make something beautiful. Also, it is a great way to reuse and repurpose an empty shoebox. After Valentine’s Day my sister showed me all the cards and treats she got fir her classmates.
Show us how your Valentine’s Day box came out! Check out my Pinterest for more Artsy Stuff! If you have any more crafty ideas for me email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and maybe we can collaborate on a project together!