This week Kristen at We Are THAT Family designated WFMW as Backwards. Meaning that we pose a dilemma, and our dear readers (hopefully) give us helpful suggestions. Be sure to stop by and glean the wisdom of others.
The first thing that popped into my head was the toothpaste situation in the kids’ bathroom. So if that’s my biggest dilemma, I’ve got it pretty good. Nevertheless, it’s a pet peeve of mine.
I would imagine that most of you moms can see where this is going. I ran upstairs to take these photos, and actually this is not the worst ever. I even staged the toothpaste tubes, but that’s because I’m the one who put the caps on earlier. Somehow, my three children, ages 11, 8, and 6 cannot brush their teeth without leaving globs of toothpaste everywhere.On the counter, in the sink, usually big globs hanging out of the tube and drying to a sticky, gelatinous mess. It’s even showed up on the mirror and floor.
I’ve tried the toothpaste with a flip-cap, and the ones in a pump. Makes no difference. Aside from telling them to clean up after themselves, I’m just wondering if there are any little secrets out there that I don’t know. Magic toothpaste that dispenses just the right pea-sized amount and lands on the toothbrush every time. Or something.
Okay, so this is pretty lame, but you never know what tricks other people might have up their sleeve. Help a girl out!