We have this tradition of taking the kids out for their birthday lunch each year. They pick the place (we draw the line at Chuck E Cheese) and each child gets to have some 2 on 1 time. No other kids allowed.
A few days ago we took our big boy 6 year old out for his celebration.
So, I began by asking Calvin how we could do better. He wasted no time and jumped at the chance to speak up.
“Mama, I know something you’re bad at.” It’s not exactly my favorite thing to hear, but I knew I should smile and be ready to receive his input. Secretly hoping he would let his father know what he was “bad at” as soon as he finished my correction.
You are bad at being the tooth fairy.”
Trying to keep a straight face I replied that I would certainly try to do better.
To be perfectly honest – he is SO right. I am terrible at being the tooth fairy. We’re on about the 38th tooth that has come out now, folks. And I am begging for a replacement.