Do you know where the toothpaste is?

As a mother I field many questions during the course of an average day.  Some very intelligent, some silly, some flat-out strange while others often come straight out of left field. I do my best to answer them all with detail, fact, and sometimes a little embellishment.

This morning started like normal, sleepy girls fumbling to get dressed, hair brushes working through tangled hair.  What was different was the question that came next, “Mom, do you know where the toothpaste is?”.  Nothing whitty came from my mouth.  I stood looking at my eldest daughter who was at the top of the stairs looking back at myself.  “No Megan, I would assume the toothpaste would be on the sink where it belongs.”  Now, the girls share a bathroom which Frank and I do not use.  No one else roams the halls.images

“Well I don’t know where the toothpaste is because it is not there.”  I have a second set of tooth cleaning items in the kitchen which we often use at night.  I have had a basket there since they were babies.  Now it is used when I want to check on the thoroughness of the cleanings or those events running out the door before school when we “forgot” to brush upstairs.  Last night they brushed at the kitchen sink leaving an even wider gap in the search window.

At breakfast I listened to the girls wonder out loud what could have possibly happened.  “I tooth-fairythink maybe it fell on the floor, and maybe got kicked behind something”.  “Maybe the tooth fairy took it when she came for Meg’s tooth the other night”.  “Maybe a leprechaun came to the house early and he took it”.  I found myself getting involved in the conversation, “when was the last time you saw the toothpaste?”

After getting the girls out the door to school I went up to the bathroom.  It seems that the “kicked behind something” theory was a winner.

I guess you never know what’s around the corner.  Thankfully, the great toothpaste mystery has been solved.

More surgery

We have a date for the next round of surgery, November 19th.  I am referring to it as either “tieing up loose ends” or “the clean up”.  My surgeons scheduler chuckled a little but I don’t think either of us thought it would be a good idea to refer to it in such a way to him.  The consent is calling it, “revision of bilateral reconstructed breasts and revision of abdominal scar”.  I think it should really say revision to the revision but hey who am I?

It has been over 3 months now since the Bilateral Prophylactic Mastectomy and DIEP flap surgery and almost 2 months since the nipple reconstruction.  This has been a long process.

SO more blood work, another early morning arrival at the hospital, more anesthesia.  I wonder if I will miss all of the coordination, tests, scheduling and recovery  once all of the procedures are over? (KIDDING!)  I am glad that we have this scheduled, one step closer to finished, I hope!

ON a different note, Madison lost another tooth today and it happened at school.  She was so excited when she got off the bus wearing the tooth necklace given to her to secure the tooth.  It was almost like she knew it was going to be a special day.  When she woke up she requested to wear a “pretty” dress and “high heels”.  I see a visit from the tooth fairy this evening!