I find little squares of scratch paper throughout the house with a picture drawn or a note written or both. Hazel has been an artist for a long time, but words have given her new freedom and she puts it to good use. Parley, too, has started to draw (remarkably well--thanks Jed) and has recently added letters to each piece of art, since clearly it is the thing to do. When they're not looking I recycle (go ahead and call me a bragger) most of the papers I find everywhere, but some are so wonderful they must be kept. This week I will post some of the notes and pictures Hazel creates, starting with this one:
"Dear Tooth fairy,
I'm sorry but I swallowed my tooth. Will you still give me a quarter?
To add to the cuteness of this note, today, while visiting Atticus, Hazel was explaining that she got a quarter for losing her tooth. Atticus wondered how that was possible (he likes to find ways to get money, just like his mom). Hazel explained, "Well, when you lose a tooth, you just put it under your pillow and the tooth fairy puts a quarter under your pillow!"
Immediately, Atticus said, "Well it's really just your mom and dad." (Thanks a lot Katie)
to which Hazel replied, "I know, I know...but I really think it's my grandma."
Whoever it was gave her a quarter and a nice note back.