while we’ve been using odin’s toothbrush as a teether for quite awhile, we recently decided that since he now has six visible teeth that is was time to go to the next level in training him for what will hopefully be a lifetime of good oral hygiene habits.
that’s right. it was time for trying out the toothpaste.
after a few attempts of trying to get him to let us put the toothbrush in his mouth, as soon as he tastes the toothpaste, all hope is lost and he won’t let us get the toothbrush near his mouth unless he does it all by himself.
the furrowed brow and the devilish look in his eye might lead you to believe that he doesn’t like the taste of the toothpaste. but, if fact, he likes it a lot and would probably enjoy eating the entire tube over the stuff he’s been finding in his dinner bowl of late.
lucky for him they don’t make toothpaste like they used to what with human urine or pulverized charcoal and brick 🙂
very quickly, odin discovers what everyone eventually learns – that there’s no better way to pass the time while brushing one’s teeth than by reading the instructions on the back of the tube.
eventually, if he’s like his pops he’ll have read the instructions on every single tube and container in the bathroom, hundreds and maybe thousands of times.