Hello and welcome,
This is my first posting ever! Thanks for taking a few minutes to learn a little bit about the everyday little challenges and miracles that inspire me to write the award-winning MacCheeky series of children’s picture books. Be sure to stop by the official MacCheeky website to view press coverage, pictures, video footage, bios, and personal appearances with educator testimonials.
I thought that this might be the perfect time to try my hand at blogging since I am halfway through a week’s vacation in Montreal where I am visiting with my parents. Ajax (Ontario) is my home, but Montreal (Quebec) is my home-home, the place where I was born and raised.
My three children—Campbell (11), Ava (8), and Hayden (5)—love coming home-home with me. We stay in the same house where I grew up and we bunk it out in the same room that I slept in when I was four years old. It’s a time to relax, reminisce, and reconnect with old friends.
My husband Ian couldn’t join us for this trip. We’ll be taking a family road trip to Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.), where he was born, in a few weeks time.
As these lazy days of summer vacation roll by, I keep asking myself when would be a good time to start blogging. Now? No. Not yet. How about now? No. Not yet. Then, as luck would have it, my daughter Ava lost a tooth last night! She was very excited. She was also a bit apprehensive that the Tooth Fairy might not find her all the way in Montreal. She had so many questions that I finally asked her to write a note for the Tooth Fairy and leave it under her pillow with her tooth. Here is Ava’s note:
“Dear Tooth Fairy,
Where do you get your money when it is big and heavy? What do you do with all the teeth?
To her delight, Ava awoke this morning with $2 under her pillow and a response to her queries from the Tooth Fairy. Here is what the Tooth Fairy had to say:
You have some great questions! Let’s see…
When I travel with money to deliver to children, it fits in my pocket. Then I use my magic wand to make the money big and heavy. All the teeth get turned into fairy dust which helps me travel around the world delivering money to children who lose their teeth.
Your special friend,
The Tooth Fairy”
This explanation pleased Ava immensely. However, there is one small glitch. The Tooth Fairy was so preoccupied with leaving some money and writing a note in response to Ava’s queries, that she forgot to take Ava’s tooth away! It’s still waiting under her pillow. Let’s see if the Tooth Fairy returns tonight to pick up the infamous tooth.
Thanks for stopping by to catch a glimpse into my family’s daily life,
Anita Reynolds MacArthur