A few days ago, one of our kiddos lost his tooth. He had been working on it for several days, however, it was a molar and that meant the retraction was a bit more difficult.
Finally, after quite a bit of wiggling, it popped out.
I think my kids view losing their teeth as a part-time job.
As an outsider, you might think they were pretty hard up for cash the way they maneuver their teeth. But trust me, they are just fine, they simply would rather have some money in their pocket than teeth in their mouth.
I’m sure that will change someday, but for now, it’s all about the tooth fairy.
So, after the tooth was lost, he told me the tooth would be under his white pillow. (He brought an extra pillow into bed with him so he wouldn’t be disturbed in his sleep….I can’t even….)
Unfortunately, the first night the tooth went under the pillow, I forgot (I mean, the tooth fairy was backed up with customer service issues and needed to reschedule 😊…yeah, that’s it).
So, the next night, I got another subtle reminder the tooth would be under the “white pillow” in case the Tooth Fairy was able to get there.
Good news….I remembered…and I had $2 in my wallet, so things were looking up. I remember when I grew up it was .25 cents….so I figured that was fair since inflation continues to rise. Anyway, he’s happy, so if you give your kids more $$ don’t tell him :).
As a parent, there are times when schedules are busy and our minds are pre-occupied with more things to do than there is time in the day….and we need clear communication. Now my son and I are each grateful he was clear in his communication. He made a few bucks and I have a good lesson for my sermon.
This Sunday we are going to talk about clarity when it comes to the gospel. In Colossians 4:2-6, Paul taught the church in Colossae, they had to be clear about the sufficiency of Jesus and this meant they had to prioritize prayer, make sure their conduct didn’t detract from the Gospel, and then simply speak well.
I sure hope you can join us in person at 8:00, 9:15 (Full KidCity) or 10:45 am, or watch the Livestream on YouTube (Like and Subscribe) or Facebook at 10:45 am.