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.