When Parenting Wins Happen

This past weekend was full of epic parenting-ness wins.

The Artist lost  a tooth.

Mr. Foodie was on ToothFairy detail
and like we all do sometimes he slipped up and well…

The Sandman visited him and he

Que panic, quiet panic mind you…
but panic nonetheless…

So… While we’re trying to figure out what to do before she wakes up,
I get a momentary stroke of genius.

Write a note.

Thank you, thank you…
No need to applaud my brilliance.


Mr. Foodie stops pulling out his hair
and says,
“You know… She did say it was her favorite tooth.”

I look at him, and say this is the best news EVER!


And write  a note we did…

Now my job here is done, I let you keep  the last one. ToothFairy ❤

She woke up happy.

Thrilled even that  she  not only got her money,
but  that she was able to keep her favorite tooth
(not sure what that craziness is about, but let us pray that it is truly the last tooth)

On to parent win #2

Brought to us by a serendipitous meeting at a craft fair.

My friends…

Can I call you friends?
Are we to that point yet?
We are?
Listen friends…

I’m going to let you in on a little secret.

I’m not crafty.
I’m not.

I probably should be arrested on sight if you ever see me wielding a pair of scissors,  a glue gun, needle and thread, heck…  even paint for that matter. Modge podge? Forget it.

However, I love crafty things.

I love them.
Etsy is my jam.
I can spend hours on that website
and the amount of dollars…
Well. We just won’t talk about that right now, because a certain guy reads this blog
and willbeveryupsetbecausethiswillvalidatehispointwithmyobsessionwithcraftythings.

But I digress. 🙂


This past weekend I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Ashlee of
Magnolia Designs
and much to my delight she makes some incredibly beautiful things,
but it’s her mason jar tumbler that ends up in this post…

Zero Fox Given… Hilarious! This tumbler is a huge hit in my office.

Now if you’re following me on Instagram (foodiefindshome), there is an awesome video that accompanies this.
If not… Go foxing watch it.
Apparently toddlers saying fox is the funniest thing EVER.

Thank you for the laughs Ashlee!

Looking forward to our bags and getting more items from your amazing shop.

Parenting can be full of fails, but that makes the wins when they happen
taste so much sweeter.

I hope you all have a beautiful week wherever you are.

Share one  win with me!

Until next taste,

PS. Don’t forget to go visit Ashlee’s shop either. Seriously. It’s awesome.

21 Comments Add yours

  1. krisvais says:

    Lol. My girl’s tooth is due anytime. Your post is right on time for me 🙂 Cool idea – lovely note. Awesome designer jar – love the fox!


  2. Ben Butler says:

    The best thing you can do is be a positive force in your child’s life. I always try to keep everything happy and joyous at home. Because once they hit the real word, it gets decidedly more sinister.


  3. That’s such a cute idea (it’s almost as cute as that cup)! I think it’s really important that parents be a positive figure in their kids lives.


  4. This is a very cute post! I think none of us parents did the tooth fairy thing 100% correct!


  5. I love that tumbler! It’s super cute. I saw something similar the other day and fell in love with it immediately.

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  6. That is genius! I need to keep your letter writing in mind for the next time I forget.


  7. Catherine Sargent says:

    Writing the letter was such a great idea. That tumbler is so cute and my son would love it.


  8. Parenting wins makes you feel so good when they happen. Seeing the kids happy all the time feels like a win for me. I know we’re doing something right. I’ll check out her shop as well.


  9. Marcie W. says:

    Kudos for playing supermom and saving the day! I am totally not crafty in the slightest, so finding gorgeous Etsy creations is standard around here.


  10. Theresa says:

    Yay for parenting wins! Glad she was happy she got to keep the tooth! I LOVE that cup! I’m going to have to make one for my daughter for her birthday.


  11. Oh, the notorious tooth fairy slip up. That worked in your advantage for sure! Lucky!


  12. That tumbler is foxing adorable! And I love your idea about the note you left from the tooth fairy, genius! Glad you had some mom-wins, as I know they are hard to come by lol!


  13. Kiwi says:

    I really love the way you wrote this…great writing style! Great parenting win and a good twist on how the tooth fairy can work…any way you want as long as the kids get paid!


  14. OMG! This is genius! I’ll definitely keep your note in mind! 😉 Love this!


  15. Jeanine says:

    That is amazing. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve completely forgotten to even leave money, take the tooth or I’ve taken the tooth and forgot to put the money. its awful and my kids get so upset! this is genius.


  16. shellthings says:

    I’ve had so many tooth fairy fails! That fox cup is adorable!


  17. These are great parenting wins. I love the Zero Fox Given cup. I will have to get one for myself.


  18. I had this happen with two of my kids! They are so smart that they pretty much caught me!


  19. Haha, really great parenting wins. We have some similar moments too!


  20. Great idea with the note! I also love the tumbler and can see how it would be a hit in the office lol.


  21. Haruka Papa says:

    Congrats on your parenting wins and love the fox glass.


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