Monday, April 18, 2011

Toothbrush trickery

Mary Clare and I brush our teeth together every night before she goes to bed. I used to sit her on my lap and help her brush her teeth, and by the end of the ordeal, neither of us were very happy, and neither of us had clean teeth. So I thought it might be better for her to watch me do it. It worked, and really, it's pretty funny to watch someone mimic you brushing your teeth. Please note, the same cannot be said for dancing. That's just downright humbling. And another story for another time.

So now that's our post-bath routine (brushing, not dancing), me with my blue Oral-B and Mary Clare with her pink Oral-B. Being pink, it's natural that Mary Clare's toothbrush has a Disney princess on it. You know, to up the fancy factor. This particular model is sporting a rather fetching photo of Belle. Since she's only two, Mary Clare is not yet familiar with the Disney princesses. But, since she is two, she's starting to ask a lot of questions, namely, "What's that?"

As we're brushing away the other night, Mary Clare points to Belle and asks the inevitable:

M: What's that?
D: That's Belle. She's a beautiful princess.
M: Mama?
D: Oh, you think she looks like mama?
M: No. No Mama. 

It was, of course, a very emphatic no, and it was clear from both the way she said it and the way she immediately resumed brushing her teeth that there wouldn't be any further discussions on the matter.

Naturally, Chip overheard the entire conversation and called out from the office, "I saw that one coming a mile away."

Sadly, I did not. Hope springs eternal, I guess. Even when you're clearly not the princess type.

1 comment:

  1. Honestly, I can't believe you even bought her the Belle toothbrush. Watch out - it's a slippery slope!
    - Tracy


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