Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Little bit of this...

Just a mix of things to blog about....

Guess what made its' way into my dishwasher last night? A Kevlar Helmet! We heard that was the best was it wash it up and it worked like a charm! So, if you have a Kevlat helmet and it gets dirty... you know what to do!

The toy thing is still going swimmingly well! Clean up is taking a few quick minutes and there has been no fussing about it! It also seems to be making our days have a better flow to them. I am able to set a timer and ask them to play for 30-45 minutes while I get things done and it is working! I am so amazed and still find it hard to attribute this to the toy thing, but i think it is related. Another one of my friends is doing this. She said today that all their toys are up as well. She is excited to see if she has any changes too.

The girls had their dental exams today and are both cavity free! The oldest has 4 adult molars too. Do you remember the whole toothpaste trauma that I blogged about once? Well, our visitors from last weekend told us about this link. It made sense but I was hesitant to spend that much money on MORE toothpaste (we even tried the baking soda). But at the dentist today the hygenist had been to a training recently and said some people have a sensitivity to SLS and it can feel like a burn to them but not to us. Wow. I feel pretty darn guilty. Guilty enough to try some expensive toothpaste for her. I showed her the site and explained why we were getting them. She said, "Wow. You mean other people burn their mouths like me every time they brush?" It made me feel bad, but I am excited to place my order!

Finally, we were driving today and the youngest said, "What iffin' we saw a chicken up a tree?" I asked her if she had seen one and she said, "No. I was just pretendin'. Sometimes I like playin' n stuff." She is adorable!

4 comments:

Trinka said...

That's wonderful!!! I hope the SLS-free stuff is your answer! I know that health food stores around here carry Tom's of Maine, so if it works for her, you might be able to get it locally at a crunchy-granola-type store.

Youngest ... yes, you ARE adorable. :)

Jeanne Dillon said...

That is so interesting. Whenever Carly uses our toothpaste, she always tells me its spicy. But she is okay with the kids stuff, so its probably not the same thing. But I wonder if some toothpastes have more SLS than others, bc I just started a new toothpaste with my same toothbrush and it tore my gums up, they were bleeding and hadn't done that the night before with my other toothpaste. So interesting.

Does SLS bother her with shampoos? If so, we have gone "no 'poo" and its awesome!!

Kristen & Cliff said...

Wow! Interesting. Yes, they are varying levels and it causes gum bleeding and canker sores (Can cause those I should say). I never would have thought to look for it. BUT Kayla cannot use hand soap in public it makes her skin get red itchy streaks. We carry germ X everywhere! LOL! I have never heard of no 'poo but she does not seem sensitive to THAT yet! LOL Thanks for reading and commenting!

Jeanne Dillon said...

We use baking soda and water for shampoo and apple cider vinegar for conditioner. Its awesome.


There are other methods, but this is working good for us!