Last night, one of my girls put out a newly fallen tooth for collection by our favorite tooth fairy, Agnes.
Agnes, along with her cohorts in the tooth-collection biz, Bianca, Consuela, Francesca and The Haz-Mat Fairy, has been steadily retrieving my twins’ teeth for several years now. (Except for that one incident when a government agent tried to horn in on the tooth-collection industry, but we don’t talk about that.)
Agnes, in her note to my daughter, remarked a bit sadly that soon there won’t be any teeth for her to collect, but she assured Z that they would always remain friends.
My girls are going to be 9 in July. I count us as being very, very fortunate that the twins still believe in magical beings like tooth fairies, the Easter Bunny, Santa Clause, etc. While it’d sure be nice to keep things going for much longer, I’m well aware that we are on borrowed time, belief-wise. All too soon, one of their classmates will make a concentrated effort to burst the bubble of sweet innocence that my children have enjoyed, and introduce them to the cold, hard light of cynicism and disbelief.
In the meantime, though, my girls will continue to blithely enjoy the brief peeks into a world that is not outside the realm of extreme possibility, where anything can happen and where friendship truly IS magic!
Recently I’ve been getting into meditation.
If you asked me, even a year ago, to try meditating, I’d have given you a big ol’ eyeroll and heavy sigh. “Meditation? BO-RING!!!” But some time around September 2015, along with a great many other people’s uptick in interest of various things metaphysical, I decided to give it a shot.
Well, compared to past attempts at it, I was a little better at sitting still, but my mind was still a bit of a racecourse for speeding gerbils. Not very relaxing, though I tried. I really wanted in on the various global meditations for world peace that were going on – we sure could use a bit more of that stuff, am-I-right-or-am-I-right?
Then another mama online mentioned that an MP3 album on Amazon – “Indigo Dreams: Rainforest Relaxation” (right now it’s free to listen to for Prime members) was great for helping her kids relax and get to sleep! Wild horses couldn’t have stopped me from test-driving that one! 😀 Being a good mama, of course I tried it out on myself and decided to see how it went for relaxing me during a try at meditation.
Wow, yeah! It was certainly relaxing! In fact, it was SO relaxing, I was able to have myself a little mama nap! 😀 (I love those!)
So I started having little meditation sessions with the kids – Z was bored and wandered off, but H took to it like a duck to water. I noticed that she seemed to have better control of her temper afterwards too!
So have I tried it on them at bedtime? Not yet, actually. I can’t let them have the kindle (tablet) in their room at night, they’d just start playing Minecraft, lol! And it’s a bit of a bother to transfer it from the computer to their MP3 player, but I guess I gotta get of my butt and get that done, huh? I’ll update after I’ve done that and seen how well it zonks out the kids. 😀