"I'll brush in the morning, I promise!" Funny thing is, come morning regardless if they did brush the night before or not, they will then say,
"I'll chew gum, no biggie!"
What do you mean no biggie, you still have to brush them! You're going to knock the bus driver over with your breath!
I can't tell you how many times I use this statement.... and it's still not working!
Well the other night we had the usual nightly battle of the tooth brush with Claire. I must have asked her 5 times to get her fanny in the bathroom and get her teeth brushed. I did my normal, yell, glare and even threaten to not read her a story if she didn't get in there. Usually if I say there won't be any book tonight she just goes running!
So I was hoping she would surprise me and just go on in there and brush on her own. I was prepared to give her the normal speech on plaque and cavities and why we don't want them. When I got in to the bathroom and saw her just standing in front of the mirror without her toothbrush in hand, I jumped into my lecturing of how I wouldn't ever think of going to bed without brushing and flossing, never! She turned and sighed and looked up at me and said, "Mom, you brush your teeth like crazy because you already have a guy, I don't so I don't see why I need to!"
It was so hard not to laugh with this one! It was just too funny, her putting the two together!
She'll figure it out soon, right!
She better, look at those teeth!
Enjoy your day!