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.

Published by Foodie Finds Home

Military Spouse, Mom x4, Foodie, Semi-crunchy, Travel Aficionado, and Fitness Enthusiast sharing our life and kitchen while learning to make home our favorite place to be.

21 thoughts on “When Parenting Wins Happen

  1. 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.


  2. 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!


  3. 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.


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