Charlie's Bird

living the dream with Charlie and Thandi and chirping all the way back to the nest.

She grows 

… and grows. And my heart explodes with joy; and shatters at the same time; with an aching nostalgia that burns in my throat and in the corners of my eyes. 


So the second of her two front (top) teeth fell out. She is beside herself with excitement at her obvious ‘growing up’. The tooth mouse, a consistent fellow (thankfully) remembered (at about 4h00 this morning) to gift her with the princely sum of R25! She was ecstatic! 

She cannot wait to grow up, and I am already mourning missed opportunities. 

4 Comments»

  halberts2014 wrote @

Getting so big now Thandi.

  nyamazela wrote @

Wow, now there’s inflation for you! I’m pretty sure I used to find a R1 coin under my pillow in the late 70’s, early 80’s. Lots of love to you guys.

  MamaCat wrote @

It is great that she is so looking forward to growing up. Growing up concerns my little one…even losing teeth. He has not lost any yet, but then again, his teeth came in so late.

  Deblet wrote @

Ah man so cute. LO used to write long letters to the Tooth Fairy every single time she lost a tooth. I had to run over to my neighbour one night to get change as we didn’t have any for the tooth. Luckily she had 4 kids and was well prepared with a bank bag of tooth fairy cash.


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