One down, nineteen to go

A couple days ago Clover came home crying about eir “wiggly” tooth.

This doesn’t affect me in anyway possible, expect perhaps in marking that my baby isn’t really a baby, and will soon have the non-baby teeth to show for it.

However… it kinda freaked me out!

I mean, I remember my loose teeth, and the weirdness of it wiggling, and that one time I fell on the playground and saw it drop from my mouth and bounce around on the porous floor of the play set until finally dropping down into the sand beneath, never to be seen again (I didn’t get any money for that one, my parents were apparently sticklers for tooth fairy “rules”).

I have been here to give C lots of support and am willing to discuss it at length, but gah, some things I could happily skip over.

Tonight we had pizza help it along, and finally a popcicle to finish the job. There was some manic reevaluation of reality, but after a little bit of bleeding and a lot of cheering, I think kiddo is gonna be okay.

Clover smiling, missing a tooth on the bottom row.

Got my idea for NaNoWriMo 2016

Oh snap, I haven’t done NaNoWriMo in years! I missed it, and am up to the challenge!

I was worried for a while there, because I didn’t have any fleshed out ideas I thought I could write 50,000 words about, but I’ve just discovered a confluence of ideas create something I find quite interesting.

I am not too sure on all the details, and I am not trying to be. Rather, I just know it will involve low-level magic users working in government agencies during a tumultuous era of growth and change. And by low-level I mean both as mages and as employees; they are the rank and file of the civil service. Whereas great wizards may go off to fight wars or run for elected office, these folks deal with paperwork. And some of them work in a customs office.

My brain is spinning, but I am jazzed to have the foundation for this to build on. There are so many interesting events in the real world to reflect and interpret, I think this may the easiest year I’ve done NaNoWriMo. ^_^