Thursday, 1 April 2010

abc-Wednesday, Round 6-"K"/Alphabe-Thursday-"K"-"K as in Kindness"

Jenny Matlock


Today is Wednesday (or actually Thursday) and I've decided to combine my posts for "abc-Wednesday Round 6" with Alphabe-Thursday, since a lot is going on right now. My K-word for both memes is KINDNESS.


Nature is sometimes kind,
and lets children only suffer the loss of one baby-tooth at a time.

Yesterday morning (March 31st), Elisabet's first baby-tooth fell out. Here we see a happy and proud Elisabet on her way to pre-school ready to tell the world about her tooth.

And speaking of Kindness, here is what the Tooth-Fairy left Elisabet last night: Twenty-five Swedish Crowns when stuffed into her tooth-box. Now they are kept in her cat-bank.

And here is Elisabet dressed as an Easter-witch. Traditionally children dress like little witches and go around giving away little Easter cards or sweets today, on Maundy Thursday.


This is the one genuinely Swedish tradition that is the closest equivalant to the dressing up and "trick-or-treating"-tradition of Halloween in the English-speaking world.
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Yes, I know there are a lot of other, perhaps more interesting and exciting K-words such as "kitchen", "kitten", "knife", "knit", and "knowledge". But "kindness" is a word I wish I could hear more about every day. Please be kind!

Anna
First Commenter:Vicki of Vicki's Place

For more K-words on abc-Wednesday, Round 6, please click here.
For more K-words on Mrs. Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday, please click here.
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28 Comments:

Viki said...

I love kids when they lose teeth. They look so cute. How interesting about the Easter witch. I never knew that before. Thanks for sharing.

Alterity Button Jewelry said...

Awww...she lost a baby tooth! Can you believe I saved all my kids' teeth? To gross them out even further, I keep telling them I am saving them to make a necklace out of them!

What a nice prize the tooth fairy left her!!!

Oh, and post the answer soon, pleeze! I have no clue who it is and am dying to find out who it is!!!!

laterg8r said...

love the swedish candy tradition :D

Roger Owen Green said...

My girl, who's 6, has lost 7 teeth and gotten back 5.
Our stairway curves like that.

On behalf of the ABC Wednesday team, thank you!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

She is just darling, nothing cuter than kids losing their baby teeth...

RNSANE said...

What a lovely post, Anna. It was such fun seeing your sweet daughter, minus her first tooth and all dressed up as the cutest witch. It seems a million years ago that my three giant sons were losing their teeth. Now I am seeing them off this weekend to Las Vegas where about 20 of them are going for my middle son's bachelor party ( Alex gets married May 7 ). Shawn, the 39-year-old, reports to Travis Air Force Base on Tuesday for deployment to Afghanistan and will probably miss his brother's wedding and, already, I am in a terror of worry for his safety. Pray for him.

Paula Scott said...

I didn't know there was an Easter witch! Thanks for sharing your traditions with us! I like learning new things...

Jenny said...

Oh she is precious. And baby teeth. They are soooo sweet.

What a wonderful stop on the Alphabe-Thursday journey through the letter "K"!

Thank you!

A+

jeff campbell said...

A wonderful "K" word...can never spread around enough of it:-) Thanks for your visit to my crow post...Peace and blessings

Ann said...

I think that kindness is an excellent choice. It looks like the tooth fairy was very kind to Elisabet

Tina said...

Va skoj at möta en Svensk! Hejsan från Tina I Colorado!

Brenda said...

The first tooth out is always a grand thing. We get a call now when our grandchildren loose their first tooth. Kindness is a very good word. Thanks for stopping by!

Jo said...

what a lovely post about kindness! I enjoyed it very much :)

Linda said...

KINDNESS is a wonderful word and I'm glad you wrote about that today. I remember my youngest losing her first tooth she was so proud! Never heard about the Easter witch sounds like fun! Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment. Always nice to meet new people!

Linda @ A La Carte

Amanda said...

what a little cutie! And thankfully, nature is sometimes kind. Have you our newest member of the Alphabe-Thursday class? Her name is Tina, and she is originally from Sweden. Her post was Ketchup packets in the Compost.

Duni said...

Actually I think you chose a very nice word. I like the word 'kindness' and the meaning of it.
The tooth fairy was very kind to Elisabet too ;-)
She's an adorable little 'witch'. Thanks for sharing this Swedish tradition. I learn something new every day!

Happy Easter!

Christy said...

Toothless kids are so stinkin' cute! You are right kindness is a word we need to hear more about every day.
Great post.

EastCoastLife said...

Baby teeth remind me of my son's braveness. I'm terrified of dentists and I was glad my son did not catch this fear from me. :P He bravely rocked his already loosened baby tooth and pulled it out. *faints*

mub said...

I've not heard of the Easter witch tradition! That's really quite interesting =)

Catherine said...

Kindness is a wonderful K word, and the world could certainly use more of it; thanks for the reminder!
Blessings,
Catherine

mbkatc230 said...

She does look proud to have lost her tooth! I still have all of Cait's baby teeth too. Love the picture of her Easter witch costume, what a fun day. Kathy

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Our kids are 34, 39 and 40 and we still have all of their baby teeth in a container on a shelf in the den. Love the pictures. Adorable!

Anna said...

So many wonderful comments! Bless you all!!
I'll try to get back with each and every one of you, individually.
I am not going to do the Nablopomo-challenge in April as I did in March. I have lots to catch up on in other areas of my life. So I hope to be a better commenter if I don't have to post exactly every single day.
Best wishes,
Anna

Lin said...

Look at you with 23 comments!! WOW!!

Oh, I always got such a kick when the kids lost their teeth! They would get so excited to see what the tooth fairy would bring. Our tooth fairy let them keep their teeth. I told them that was in case they needed them when they got old and needed replacements. Nice mom, eh? ;)

Liz said...

Happy Easter!!!

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Steph said...

Cute K post and precious family traditions. I also enjoyed learning more about Swedish culture. :)

Rebecca said...

I think Kindness for K was a great choice! Thanks for posting about the "Easter Witch" tradition, I've never heard of this and it's very interesting

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