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.
What have YOU learned today?