Seriously. It is toothpaste, not a painting medium.
Don’t get me wrong. I love toothpaste. I am all for the whole bright, white teeth, fresh breath, healthy gums, and lack of plaque and tartar thing, but there is a dark side.
That dark side is my children’s ability to get toothpaste in the oddest places. You see, I am one of those clean bathroom people. Every week I wipe down every surface in my bathroom, including the walls. Why is it there are times I have to climb to wipe off toothpaste? There is only one person in this house who is taller than I am, Mr. Muscles.
Is this some kind of challenge the kids have going on? What are the categories? Highest up? Most creative? Best Hidden? Easiest to step on? Most interesting pattern? I didn’t think there was that much toothpaste in the tube!
The one that gets me the most, right after stepping in it with bare feet, is when I go in to brush my teeth and there are globs of toothpaste staring at me from in the sink. I don’t buy cheap toothpaste. I spend a little more to get the really good stuff, so when I see it in the sink it makes me a little……….frustrated. We have even changed the tooth brushing rule. No more toothpaste then wet the toothbrush. They have to wet the toothbrush first, then they are to add the toothpaste. I got tired of them blasting the toothpaste into oblivion when they turned the water on at turbo pressure. Ugh.
Please tell me that I am not the only one with overly creative children. Let me hear a “Preach it, sister!” from someone out there.
All for God’s glory,