Thursday, April 7, 2011

Empty Toothpaste

Today I am grateful for empty toothpaste. Okay, it isn't completely empty, but definitely half empty. Yes, half empty not half full. It is half empty because the half that is empty is the part closest to the opening. I have only myself to blame for that or thank for that. Thank you self for always squeezing the toothpaste from the top and not the bottom. I use to think you were annoying, but today I was so glad. Tyler and I use different types of toothpaste and so my toothpaste is just mine and I am the one who has made it what it is or what it is not...


Our house has two bathrooms. This morning I was applying my make-up, bouncing Jesse with my foot on "his" pink bouncer (the battery is dead) and Emree was unrolling the toilet paper. After it was all unrolled, she looked up at me with her big blue eyes and said, "Mom, Be right back. Otay?" She ran out of the room and I knew that meant trouble, but I continued getting ready.

Five minutes passed and I wondered what had happened to Emree. I searched the house and found her in the kitchen holding her toothbrush and my tooth paste. She looked up at me again and this time said, "Mom, It's not working!"



Those are her two favorite phrases these days. They make me laugh in every context. And so today I am grateful for empty toothpaste.

7 comments:

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Whew. You missed the bullet. Don't you love it when you think your bad habit is actually a good one?

Whidget said...

Dora covered herself in toothpaste last weekend at Haven's house when she was supposed to be taking a nap. You did dodge the bullet!

Susan said...

Oh my, thank goodness for that habit! Too funny!

Crystal and Kyle said...

HaHa I love this. Last month trey found the sunscreen and covered himself and part of our couch in it. He also likes to unroll the toilet paper but I have started making him pay me back for it from his piggy bank so hopefully it will happen less often :) When is school done this semester for Tyler?

GayLynn said...

Cute story. I'm glad that one crisis was averted. We miss you guys already. When do you get back?

Fresh Garden said...

So cute, and inspiring too. ;D

Crystal and Kyle said...

Whaaaaat? Your sister is getting married? I thought she was still in Moses Lake? How did she meet him? How fun :) We aren't going to CA until the last weeks in August probably.