Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Toothpaste, a handy thing to own.

This blob needs no introduction.

I do it myself!

I loathe handing over the tube of toothpaste to my children.  But eventually they will learn how to use it properly.  And by properly I mean not squeeze it from the middle and accidently (or was it an accident) get it on the wall.  "Properly" also means not filling it with water and intentionally squirting it all over the bathroom.  So, as of now, they are grounded from kid toothpaste.  The only kid toothpaste they will come into possession of is from the dentist. 
Now I buy them AIM toothpaste for 80¢ at the commissary.  It's too minty for them to want to eat.  And if they're going to paste everything in the bathroom, it's not going to cost me a fortune.  Did you know, toothpaste can help clean up scuffs and scrapes?  Of course, I won't tell my kids that I'm going to use the wasted toothpaste to buff and shine the bathroom. I DO make them clean up the majority of it themselves.

Toothpaste is also fabulous for shining up the gold and diamonds on my wedding ring.  That's especially handy since I can't get it off my finger to save my life.  Toothpaste works for me! 
By the way, the pictures are from the master bathroom in our old house.  I've been meaning to post it for a while. 

No Gremlins were harmed in the making of this post.


Teachinfourth said...

WHAT? Your kids have to eat toothpaste in order to feel like they're getting a snack? What kid of a mom are you?

Aquafresh is my personal favorite.

Brooke said...

I had a very similar discussion about toothpaste last night with my husband. I despise infomercials, but I think I caught one about a toothpaste dispenser that promises to decrease waste and mess...I may consider purchasing something off of the tv, just for the off chance it actually does help with toothpaste waste and mess... :) good luck, I think you're a saint!

Cynthia said...

I hate the toothpaste mess too!

FluffyChicky said...

Wait, you can use toothpaste as a snack?! Sweet! :)

I hate toothpaste messes though. I hate finding slimy blobs in the sink with little bits of food stuck to them. *shudder*

That Girl said...


One of my kids went through a lets-paint-everything-with-toothpaste phase.

I'm so glad it's over.

Laurie/Mom/Grandma said...

I saw the coolest thing the other day, an automatic toothpaste dispenser. Put your toothbrush underneath and it comes out in just the right amount. Of course, that doesn't keep them from sticking it in again and again and again.

Momza said...

the thing about toothpaste is you can get it out of nearly everything!
So the learning-messes are not forever!
Neither are the learning-years!
Think about this: Have you ever seen an adult walking around in public with toothpaste smeared on his face and hands? Nope! We all learn!


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