My BABY lost her first tooth yesterday. Yes, you heard me correctly. My 6 year old BABY lost her first tooth.
It’s so different when things happen for the baby.
With your oldest, everything is exciting and new. There is anticipation surrounding each new step in life. When he lost his first tooth, I remember thinking…gee I hope he ends up without his front 2 teeth for Christmas so we can sing, “All I Want for Christmas But My Two Front Teeth!”.
With the baby though? Oh gee y’all. I totally teared up. My husband is thankfully an incredibly understanding man. Very used to my random emotional outbursts. So he indulged my momentary blubbering
Childhood. It’s so fleeting. When you are a child, you feel like you’ll be a child forever. When you are a teen, you feel like THAT takes even longer. Truthfully though, it’s such a blip in our lives, am I right? So quick. So important. So foundational.
That’s why I think we need to make sure that we take time to really make childhood special for our children. Not all the time. They need to find wonder and awe on their own as well. We can pass down the things that we found special though and hope they make memories from them too.
There is something so special about finding a cozy spot to curl up with a good book. I remember being a kid and finding the tightest, smallest little corners of my house to make my own personal reading nook.
My children are no different! I have found them in so many strange spots. Under the piano. Sitting in the closet under their clothes. Usually curled up with a good book or a movie on the iPad. Generally the dog is somewhere in there as well.
We recently introduced our kiddos to pillow forts! Grab some pillows, couch cushions, blankets etc and make your own comfy spot wherever you want!
This time the kids grabbed some piano benches, couch cushions and a giant blanket and curled up with some Pop Secret Popcorn (we prefer Movie Theater Popcorn! FYI, there is a $1 off Pop Secret coupon on the Pop Secret Facebook page! ) and the HILARIOUS book, “The Book with No Pictures” (if you have not read this book…it is a MUST read! Hilarious!)
The simple fun of a pillow fort is a memory I hope my children take with them well into adulthood and pass along to their children.
They grow up so fast. Before you know it, the BABY will be having babies of her own. Drop what you have planned today and make the decision to make a memory with your kids today. Show them something special from your childhood. It’s dear to you for a reason!
Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.