January 05, 2006

Banana Berry, Bubble Gum, Orange Cream

How did we get so many tubes of fluoridated children's toothpaste? Only one out of our three kids knows how to spit properly and uses the fluoridated stuff, but we have lots of tubes of toothpaste.

This came in handy last week when we ran out of grown-up, minty fresh toothpaste and were too sick and worn out to go buy more. And when we did get some after a few days the tube's bottom wasn't crimped closed. For about a week, I was getting my pick of all the fruity, sweet flavors with which my son brushes his teeth.

Blech! My teeth never felt as clean and my mouth never felt as fresh. Who knew I would be so thrilled to use real toothpaste once again.

If my son didn't act like he was being simultaneously burned and poisoned when I give him mint toothpaste, I think I'd dump all the fruity stuff in the trash.


Our kids get those small tubes of orange junk from the dentist. And like you, my teeth don't feel clean, and it's like I've just finished one of those jelly orange slice candies with sugar on it.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at January 5, 2006 12:16 PM

Jordana, just to queue you up for what's coming next. Give the kids a few more years and you'll be asking "Where did I get all this shampoo and conditioner?" while attempting to jump into a tub completed surrounded with double rows of the stuff.

Posted by: Roberta S at January 6, 2006 01:29 PM

Our daughter also rejects all mint toothpaste, which would make more sense if she also hated mint candy canes, gum, tic-tacs.... Oh well, at least they are brushing!

Posted by: beth at January 8, 2006 10:41 AM