I had a wonderful reunion with the children and husband. I am ready to bet money each of my children grew 2 feet while I was away.
This evening I tucked the children in bed and I shared a few camp stories with them and then told them the story about Lehonti and Amalackiah- which can be found in the Book of Mormon in Alma chapter 47, or just click here. (I love this story, by the way.)
The husband was working on a last minute demand from a client, so I got on the computer and caught up on a few things.
While I was reading some emails, oldest daughter came into my bedroom multiple times, explaining that it was impossible to fall asleep. So, I used the mommy tomfoolery (also known as momfoolery) for which I am so famous. I told her that she didn't have to fall asleep, she just needed to be in her room. And then I mentioned she might possibly perhaps maybe try reading a book to help her "pass the time."
About 10 minutes later, she came downstairs to let me in on a little secret. For the past few weeks, oldest daughter has been trying to solve the mystery of what the Tooth Fairy does with the teeth she collects from little children who lose their chompers.
Lo and behold, right there in Junie B. Jones Toothless Wonder, the answer was given. (Next to the Book of Mormon and the Bible, Junie really does have all the answers, you know.)
Oldest daughter proceeded to relate the following, (paraphrased to the best of my remembrance)
"Mom, I know what the Tooth Fairy does with the teeth she gets from kids. I found it in Junie B. Jones. Junie's brother Ollie was growing a tooth and Junie B. Jones lost a tooth and so Junie says that the Tooth Fairy got Junie's tooth out from under her pillow and put it in Ollie's mouth. Mom, Junie is SOOOO smart! I'm so glad she figured it out!"
And then she committed me to read the book. Just like a little missionary.
I'm so glad to be home...