Monday, November 24, 2008

What I've Learned Today

Welcome to the first installment of What I Learned Today. (Insert fireworks and lights flashing and general mayhem here.) I don't know if this will become a regular feature here or not. We'll just have to see how good of a learner I am in the future. But, I digress . . .

As is my wont.

What I Learned Today - The Dental Hygiene Issue:

* The Cruise Director has been brushing his teeth for the last week and a half without toothpaste. Let's all do it together now: Eeeeeeewwwwwww! Evidently, he doesn't like the taste of the toothpaste. I told him to suck it up. But not literally. Maybe I should just have said, "Deal with it."

* The Affectionate One has made some very strict rules governing her teeth brushing experience. She walks into the living room so as to be assured of having the largest audience as possible, raised her arms dictatorial style and announced, "I need Pwete Sciwence to bwush my teef. Pwete sciwence, pwease." Um. Yeah. That's a tricky one. Silence doesn't ever happen in the Jubilant household. Ev.Er. (See exhibit #3 as proof)

*Whirling Dervish also likes his routine. It includes, but is not limited to the following:
-turning on the light
-hopping onto the stool (and I mean actual hopping is involved, "Wike a bunny, Mommy!")
-adjusting his pants/shorts by the waistband
-wiggling his tail feathers
-humming the Star Wars theme while I try to manage the brushing
-scratching his head with his right hand while trying to grab a paper cup with the left
-and spitting toothpaste all over tarnation.

Obviously, my chickadees have teeth brushing issues. I can't wait for their next dental appointment.

Oh joy.

What have YOU learned today?


  1. That my boys are happy to have moss growing in between their teeth and have killer breath that could drop a moose.

  2. I answered your question over at An Island Life Blog My Blog. And w/o reading this post I asked a tooth brushing question. I wonder what your take is...

    Do you brush your teeth before or after you eat breakfast?

    Today I learned to listen to what my 4 year old is saying beyond what is coming out of his mouth....I learned to listen to his heart.

  3. This cracked me up! I loved it! Found you through SITS.

  4. I learned that when yousay to hold you plate straight to a 3 year old it really means to put the plate on your head while eatting the cookie that was on it.

    Loved the post. I found you at SITS

  5. Over from SITS...ha, that is hillarious! My kiddos have the same issues! We can't find a toothpaste that suits my oldest (I swear we've bought every one on the market), my middle does the stool hopping thing too (drives me nuts)...

    Anyway, cute blog...I'll be back! Thanks for making me laugh :-)


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