Wednesday, April 01, 2009


The night before last, Mr. Attitude lost the second of his top front teeth. His toothless smile is adorable, and I'm glad this all happened well before sweet corn eatin' season. Still I can't help but think, this is the last of my children to lose his baby front teeth.

Today Calvin starts baseball practice. He will be playing for a combined-grade middle school team. I think he will be one of the more prepared sixth graders there; in the last few days he has described details of the batting stances of all of baseball's top hitters, and ever since it has been warm enough to go outside he has been practicing pitching and fielding. Still I can't help but think, my oldest kid is now playing on a sports team for his school!

And I can't forget Starflower. Today I took her to the doctor with her 100th case of strep throat. Okay, maybe I exaggerate a bit, but it seems she comes down with strep pretty often!


Lynne said...

You know I think that toothless smile is the cutest in the world.

Way to go Calvin! I'll bet he has a terrific season. If baseball practice has started, does that mean it must be spring? (I'll hold on to that because it sure doesn't feel like spring today!)

Poor Starflower, maybe some ice cream would help. :)

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Teeth, smeeth! My daughter—my one and only child—called me at 10:30 last night to ask what I thought about her going to South Africa to work in an orphanage for awhile this June…and she had to decide no later than today. "What should I do, Dad?"

They not only lose teeth, and get strep throat, they can fill your heart to bursting with love and pride, and scare you to death with a phone call—and the worst part is having to say, "Do what you need to do, Babe, what's right and good and fills your soul." Because that the way you want her to be and you know she's going to go. But…Africa!!!

Floridacracker said...

Fun watching your kids grow up. I feel a bit wistful myself.

Deb said...

Lynne- Calvin, I guess, has a good chance of appearing in the starting lineup. :)

And, we stopped at Dairy Queen after the appointment. Standard procedure when we go to the Moose Lake clinic. It helped.

Grizzled- yup, teeth are just the beginning. I wish your daughter all the best. Sounds like you raised her right!

FC- They were just wee ones when I started this blog. So much has changed!

Jayne said...

True, there is nothing cuter than that toothless grin! I know, they do grow up so very fast.

RuthieJ said...

Gosh Deb, there's never a dull moment under the blue roof, is there?