Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Sanity Saving Spares
Why are there 6 toothbrushes in our kids' bathroom? Do we have 6 kids?
No, we have 3 kids, but each kid has one toothbrush plus a spare!
Before we implemented the spares, we'd always be looking for someone's toothbrush. I guess this reveals a little more about the chaos around here, but seriously some days it is a feat to just get all 60 kid teeth brushed twice each day (and we're trying to floss some, too), much less make sure all 3 toothbrushes are returned to the proper spot!
Someone would be brushing their teeth in a bedroom while listening to the bedtime story, and simply put down the toothbrush when they were finished. The next morning in the mad rush to get kids dressed and out of the house there would have to be a toothbrush hunt. The M.I.A. toothbrush would finally be found mixed in with the rumpled bed sheets, but not before crucial minutes were lost along with precious bits of Mom's sanity!
Having spares definitely works for us because missing toothbrushes are much easier to find when you are not actually looking for them!
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