Bringing Fun to Healthy Teeth
Do you have trouble convincing your kids to brush their teeth? With my oldest son, he has always loved to brush his teeth, and actually will remind me or even ask to brush his teeth during the day. (Between morning and evening brushing time)
When it comes to my middle son, it is starting to become kind of a nightmare. Like, literally a goddamn nightmare.
My oldest son will rock and roll his teeth and be on his merry way, and Ben will take his place sitting on the toilet seat so I can brush his teeth and as soon as the tooth brush enters his mouth a shriek of horror leaves his mouth.
I have been trying to find fun ways to make it more pleasant. It started with character themed tooth brushes which worked for a bit. Then we went back to hell.
After that it was the Dora the Explorer tooth paste. Which worked… for maybe a week. After the week, it turned back into… you guessed it! HELL.
And the worst part of it all is, no matter how much Ben hates it, it is something he needs to do. I am not doing it to be a mean mommy or torture him, which is exactly what he makes me feel like. There is nothing worse than having to force your child to do something they absoultly seem to hate, even if it is for the best.
No, I am not going to tell you that having a magical tooth brush with Ben’s name on it has made brushing our teeth all puppies and unicorns. We would all see right through that bullshit right?
These are the faces of brushing teeth in our house right now…
Look at that smile! He isn’t screaming, or fighting me. Yes, his eyes are red… but not from crying, or hanging out with Snoop Dog. Just what our little blue eyed baby looks like at bed time since he refuses to nap these days.
Maybe the tooth brush with his name on it was magic? Maybe it is the fact that he is growing up a little bit, and maturing a bit. Who knows. Your guess is as good as mine.
But I still want to thank Oraline for the personalized tooth brushes that came with our set, because he seems to be pretty happy these days.
This post was sponsored by Maggie’s Clubs.