Tuesday, July 15, 2008

This is embarrassing. But for the sake of keepin' it real here at Lost in Laundry, I have a confession to make:

My kids have been known to go for ____ days without being made to brush their teeth.

Stop judging me! I know it's awful!

I don't know what my problem is. I mean, I do brush my teeth daily - several times a day in fact.

I really gotta get on the ball, huh? Tooth brushing: Kind of an important habit to develop in children!!!

I can only credit their healthy teeth (thus far!) to the fact that they eat very little sweets, drink no soda, and are constantly drinking water. I heard once that eating apples helps too, so maybe add that to my plus column.

But I don't think any of those things substitute for applying actual toothpaste to the teeth at least twice daily.

So today I'm making a new commitment to my kids' oral hygiene. If you see my children, feel free to inspect their molars and smell their breath to see if I've kept my word. Do so at your own risk.

I had that blank up there in the first sentence filled in at first. But then I totally lost my nerve. One of our best friends is a dentist. If I filled in that blank, I could never look him in the face again.

Here's Ryan at one year. Back when I was a brand new mom,
and somehow stayed on top of things like fingernail trims and tooth brushing.

Yes, he has brushed his teeth since this picture was taken.

Blogger Foresterclan had this to say:

Don't feel bad..... if it wasn't for my hubby, well I try not to think about how bad it would be. We might revert back to the "old days" and only bathe on Saturdays too.

July 16, 2008 at 1:10 AM 

Blogger Tina had this to say:

Ryan was an adorable baby! My Lord! Look at him! I had to think of what you said about taking him home for a visit & getting the comment "he's better looking than either one of you!" I know I botched that...very funny.
I love this confession, and if I had three & was living the hectic life that you have been lately, I'd probably be posting the same confession.

July 16, 2008 at 2:11 PM 

Blogger Gombojav Tribe had this to say:

Honesty. I love it.

Of course I've never forgotten to have my kids brush their teeth. Or forgotten to pack their tooth brushes when we've gone camping for the weekend where there really wasn't a way to get them one while we were in the middle of no where. Or run out of toothpaste too many days in a row and made them brush with just water or baking soda.

I'm sure that wasn't me......

July 27, 2008 at 12:37 AM 

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