The Tooth Fairy Has A Sister: The Switch Witch

The Tooth Fairy Has A Sister: The Switch Witch

Just read about the Switch Witch on www.modernmom.com and just HAD TO SHARE IT!

It’s no secret, we get 400 Trick or Treaters in our ‘hood every Halloween.  And since my child is hitting all of the same houses that the other 400 are visiting, she will be coming home with A TON of candy in which to indulge.  Or so she thinks….

Because the Switch Witch is coming to our house tonight.

Here’s the concept: On Halloween night, after she has exhausted herself by visiting all of the houses on the block, she will come home to count her loot.  Once she has sorted the best and tossed the rest of the gross candy, my daughter will be allowed to keep 10 pieces of the best candy.  She will put the rest of it in a bag and leave it on the porch for our buddy, the Switch Witch!

The Switch Witch is a witch that comes by Halloween night and scoops up the candy that is left on the front porch.  She  leaves behind a small gift in exchange for the candy. While her sister is busy making houses (or whatever she does) with our children’s baby teeth and leaving money in return, the Switch Witch is cleverly taking our children’s candy and leaving them a small gift of love–I’m thinking cool earrings this year.

Tomorrow morning, I will encourage my daughter to take the dog out for her daily constitutional (i.e to pee and poop.)  Low and Behold!  There will be her gift!  A great pair of FABULOUS earrings for her to enjoy and show her friends.  Of course, there will need to be a note explaining why she received this lovely gift (i.e. save her teeth and make sure she doesn’t ruin her braces)  and thank her for giving away the candy.

This year’s Halloween preparations have been bittersweet.  We (accidentally) donated our inflatables and other outside decorations to Good Will.  (I swear it was an accident.)  We didn’t even get a chance to carve all of our fabulous pumpkins.  But the ones that were decorated are AMAZING.  (Make sure you check out Adam’s photos on Facebook tonight.)  We didn’t even coordinate costumes this year.  But…I know that K is going to have a great time trick or treating with her buddies and I can’t get enough of her enthusiasm for the Zombie costume she picked out this year.

Adding the Switch With to the equation is just one way to keep the Halloween spirit alive for one more day of the year!

Oral-B Video Blog

Oral-B Video Blog

Yes! It’s my first video blog! Oral-B asked me to post a video of my experience using the Oral-B ProfessionalCare SmartSeries 5000 with Smart Guide.  Bottom line: my teeth are cleaner, gums healthier and I am addicted to using the Smart Guide (I kinda like the smiley face I get when I finish brushing my teeth.)  If that isn’t enough, since putting the smart guide in her bathroom, I’ve seen my daughter using the timer and brusher her teeth longer.  We will be recommending this toothbrush to our dentist this week!

Okay, it must be said, I hate seeing myself on video but as this is my first attempt, let’s give me kudos for my bravery.  Second, my goal is to v-log every Wednesday (that I am not traveling or don’t have access to a computer).  I think that it’s a good way to be held accountable for working on approving my overall health–i.e. I hope to see less of me.  Stick with me, I promise to loosen up as the summer goes along.

Many thanks to my husband to letting me “steal his thunder” and his toothbrush.  I also want to thank  Dad Central for the opportunity to test out one of their clients products.  And, of course, I want to thank to Oral-B for creating such a fantastic toothbrush. I have benefited from the whole  Oral-B Professional Care SmartSeries 5000 package, my teeth and gums are much healthier than they were when I started using the product.   K has fallen in love with the SmartGuide and can’t wait to use it with me everyday.

Are you interested in trying the  Oral-B Professional Care SmartSeries 5000?  Oral-B is offering a $10 mail-in rebate on select power toothbrushes April 29th through June 16, 2012.   Please visit OralB.com for more information)

Just A Quick Note: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Dad Central Consulting on behalf of Oral-B and received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.