Easter Eve was an interesting time in the Mama's Magic household, because our apartment was visited by not one but TWO childhood icons: both the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy!
BB had lost her first tooth earlier in the day (which caused great excitement, let me tell you).
It was her lower right front tooth -- she's holding it in her hand, though it is hard to tell -- and it had been loose all week. She feels like such a BIG GIRL now! The one next to it is loose too, so I'm thinking it will only be a matter of time before the tooth fairy is back...
Happily, I was able to whip up a tooth pillow from the fabrics on hand -- both the kids helped with that project.
BB ran the foot pedal on the sewing machine, and BJ liked helping to stuff the pillow. Here's BB showing off the finished pillow:
Later that afternoon, we dyed Easter eggs.
Unfortunately, thanks to the usual anticipation of the Easter Bunny added to BB's excitement about the Tooth Fairy, the kids found it almost impossible to sleep. BJ came into our bedroom at 1:30 a.m. with his hands full of eggs, exclaiming, "Mom! Dad! The Easter Bunny Came!!!"
We sent them back to bed, acknowledged BB's thrilled explanations about the coins left by the Tooth Fairy, and told them not to come back to our room until 6 a.m. or later. They proceeded to talked and stay up in their room until about 4:30 a.m., when a very tired S marched down the hall to insist that they GO BACK TO SLEEP.
Cheerful parents this does not create.
We did our best to put a smiling face on our exhaustion when they came in shortly after 6:00. Here's BB with the coins she received: three quarters, a euro, and a Sacajawea dollar coin.
The tooth fairy also left heart kisses for each of the kids -- inside plastic easter eggs. (Too cute, eh?)
Mama got smart this year -- I had the kids help me write a note to the Easter Bunny asking not to hide the dyed eggs. (Kittens are a little too fond of Egg Hockey for it to be a good idea.) And whaddyaknow but the Easter Bunny complied quite graciously, hiding only the plastic eggs!
And after hearing the kids wonder all day Saturday what might happen if the Easter Bunny ran into the Tooth Fairy, is it any wonder that some of the Easter Eggs contained a few coins?
Clearly the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy work quite nicely together. (Now if they'd just left some instant nap powder in with the other treats! Thankfully, S and I were able to trade naps a bit to get some more sleep.)
Hope your holidays were equally magical!