When I was cleaning the bathroom today, I was very amused and slightly disgusted by this site:
Amused because nobody every seems to be able to find their toothbrush around here. And slightly disgusted because EW the bristles of one might touch the others!
We have 3 bathrooms in our home, for which I am extremely grateful. But for some strange reason, our main bathroom upstairs is the only one that people want to brush their teeth in! We have 3 children who sleep downstairs and they have their own bathroom, yet somehow they still all want to brush their teeth up here. It may be because the main bath is on the main level, making it much easier to quickly brush your teeth last minute before you run out the door to school in the morning.
This all puzzles me though, because inevitably I will find out that a child cannot find his or her toothbrush. I will ask, "How long have you been missing it?" Usually it's been a few days and they assure me that they have indeed been obeying all week, but just been using their finger instead. lol
How on earth can they be missing toothbrushes when there are so many in the bathroom? Well, some of them have labels on them, so those should be easy to figure out. However, between all the camp trips and trips to Ohio and overnights at people's homes this past summer, some kids have had to buy new ones after leaving one behind somewhere. (By the way, if we left one at your house, by all means THROW IT OUT!)
I used to try to make sure they all had their own specific color. That did not work for 2 reasons.
1. The dental hygienist is not in on the plan. So they come back from the dentist with any random color, thereby ruining my perfect color-coded plan.
2. Because my children are adept at leaving toothbrushes behind when sleeping over somewhere, random families supply them with a toothbrush they have saved from their own trip to the dentist. Which means again, they bring another one home that is not their color.
I am not sure why I hadn't noticed all the toothbrushes piling up again, other than to say that I personally DO NOT brush my teeth in that bathroom (I like my toothbrush to have a solitary life and I value clean toothpaste tubes highly). The only other excuse I can think of is that somehow that cup of colorful brushes does make for a pretty decoration??
Wow. I really can justify anything.