Do Mice Take Bloody Teeth?
On Wednesdays there is no school in this part of France. Perhaps I should post about this glorious fact another time, but for now I must stay on task. Because there is no school on Wednesday, Abby has a French language lesson every Wed afternoon with Thierry. Thierry's daughter Anais is in Sam's class at school. I posted about her before. So this afternoon Anais came over to play with Sophie and Sam while Abby took her lesson. Anais' mother, Patricia, also came over and we chatted for an hour or so while the kids played. She also brought their new baby. I don't remember her name but she's about a year old and has big blue eyes and enormous bulging jowls.
She also kicks a lot. And today while Sophie was tickling her she kicked Sophie's extra tooth right out of her mouth. I expected Sophie to start scream crying but instead she picked up the tooth with glee and said "Now the Petite Souris will come visit me!!!" Her smile looked interesting since her mouth was literally covered in blood. I guess you've noticed that by now.
In France they don't have school on Wednesday but they also don't have the tooth fairy. They have the "Petite Souris". This magical creature is a small mouse that visits homes late at night to leave money for children in exchange for their lost teeth. It's OK, I guess. All in all I think a fairy is better, but the fairy is apparently limited to North American airspace. As Dave told my friend Stephanie the other day, "You may have an androgynous mouse but in America we have a fairy that glows in the dark and can fly. Can your mouse fly? I seriously doubt it."
That said, Sophie is still excited for the mouse. It's visiting in about five minutes. I have to go find a Euro now.