Monday, April 25, 2011

A Kid's thoughts on Tooth Brushing!

I wonder if in your house it's a struggle to get your kids to brush their teeth. Well it sure is in mine. In fact, I can't tell you how many times one of my kids will say,
"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!


two birds said...

too funny! i love the logic! luckily, my kids love brushing their teeth. they have fun electric toothbrushes and sponge bob mouthwash...they actually ask if they can brush a few times a day! (lucky me!)

Christina Lucas said...

What??? LOL! That is hilareous!!! My little one is psycho about it. She loves brushing her teeth and yells at me when I don't let her...well, she uses Tom's natural toothoaste and loves the flavor.

annechovie said...

That is hilarious, Megan! Have a great week! xx

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I'm glad to know it isn't just my kids!

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Anonymous said...

Too cute!
My daughter is 20 but its funny to me that she almost pukes just hearing other people brush their teeth. I have a hard time only because my 2 Boxers think they have to lap any running water in the sink and they can open my bathroom door so I can never brush and floss in peace. ;)

XLMIC said...


Only my oldest balks at the toothbrushing gig. I keep showing him my gum recession as incentive. To no avail.

This is hilarious!

Shauna said...

LOL! Hope you are having an amazing day! Shauna from

Kim said...

She's a smart one! And YES! We have the same nightly/morning battles over the ole toothbrush. It gets so old to constantly nag about it. You are not alone.

Amanda said...

Are you serious? She said that!? Oh my God, these girls of ours are going to be just nuts by the time they actually have hormones coursing through them! Can you imagine?

That is pretty classic though.

The Poetry Diner Delivers.. said...

LOL this is something I needed to read. Keep up the good work.

Sabrina said...

Same battles over here too! Ugh. So frustrating! AND my oldest already had his first cavity, but it was really small and my dentist is the best and made the experience pain free and fun...even after I tried to scare him. So instead of him being deterred, he was delighted by all the extra attention he got from his buddy...the DENTIST. Ugh.

At least your daughter has a boys are just dirty little piggies. :(

Maillardville Manor said...

hahah I love that one! My mom always use to say that to us! and we kept all of them!
Lots of Love

Queenie Jeannie said...

LOL! I remember my kids would wet their brushes under the water but not brush. Moms are soooo way smarter than that, lol! Good luck!

My Bella loves to brush her teeth but we've always let her pick out fancy brushes and toothpastes from a very young age. It's just another accessory to her and she LOVES her accessories, lol!!!!

Jen said...

Ha ha ha....Emily brushes much more now that she is in high school. Hmmmmmmm?
And after our last visit to the dentist, Zac uses a timer (2 min) and he flosses too. Hmmmmmm?
For is not so much a battle, just constant reminding!

pediatric emr said...

Hahaha.. too funny! i think they need a better orientation in school about the importance of brushing their teeth.


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