This week’s Works for Me Wednesday is a themed edition in which participants ask for creative solutions to their problems, rather than offering tips. I wracked my brain trying to come up with a problem that I have, since I have it so together and don’t really have any problems. *snort*
Okay, so for real, it didn’t take me long to come up with a dilemma with which I need help. It involves kids. And, toothpaste. Lots of blue toothpaste. And toothpaste caps.
I have kids who:
A) seem to have an aversion to replacing the caps on tubes of toothpaste. I think this may be the same genetic deficiency that causes their toilet-flushing-phobia.
B) spit blue toothpaste all over the sink and counter. I’m not really sure exactly what they’re brushing their teeth with. Toothpaste residue and water, I guess.
So, my question is: how to I get the kids to put the caps back on the toothpaste and not spit said toothpaste all over the bathroom?
Oh, and if your suggestion is: Say, repeatedly, Put the cap on the toothpaste. Rinse the sink out. Put the cap back on the toothpaste and rinse the sink out. For crying out loud! Put. the. cap. back. on. the. toothpaste. and. rinse. the. sink. out!!, just leave me a note letting me know that you stopped by because I’ve already tried that technique and it doesn’t work.
Be sure to visit Kristin at We Are THAT Family and see what other dilemmas might need your expertise this week.