Saturday, May 10, 2008

What college students should learn, and why we all have new toothbrushes today.

This morning the kids were writing reminders on their hands of things their imaginary lion friends needed to do. Zion wrote that Asalan needed to go to Trader Joe's and get a pumpkin, and then go teach his students to be fierce. Catching the spirit of the game, Liel enthusiastically wrote that Lion-the-lion needed to teach his students to catch bats. That'd be a hell of a college curriculum- being fierce and catching bats! Step right up! Get yer bats and fierceness right here! Fresh from the lions!

But I'm sure what you're all wondering about is the toothbrushes. How, you probably wonder, does an entire family end up in desperate need of new toothbrushes ASAP? Well, let me tell you! Last night around bedtime Zion headed to the bathroom. He used the facilities and then called Robert in to hold the toilet paper while he tore it (our toilet paper holder is conveniently located on the opposite wall from the toilet, about 2 feet off the ground. It would be difficult and irritating for an adult to reach, and impossible for a child. So we keep the TP on the bathroom counter, which also kinda sucks. But less.). Zion finished wiping, climbed down, and headed to the sink to wash his hands. Robert leaned over towards the sink to put the soap in Zion's reach and made a kind of sweeping movement with his arm as he straightened up, knocking our loaded toothbrush holder into the toilet. The unflushed toilet. So yeah, new toothbrushes all around!


the main stitch upholstery said...

damn countertops. we have lost several things due to unprepared sweeping motions from countertops, most recently my new light for my bathroom which was off temporarily while we are remodeling. argh.

Rachel Main said...

you know, I'm sure they COULD have been disinfected, but it just wouldn't be the same, would it? Brushing your teeth with a perfectly clean toothbrush that once fell into the toilet - imagining poop every time you put tooth paste on.

Yeah. Good call on buying new stuff. This was definitely the time.

Stacie said... toothbrushes were a must!