An Actual Conversation: Oral Hygiene

Know what's great about this bathroom? I am not sharing it with 4 other people.

When we moved into our new house a year ago, one of the bestest parts was having a Master Bathroom!  Squeeeee!  Don’t get me wrong, I really, really, really enjoyed sharing one bathtub with 4 other people.  It was great.  NOT!  Our master bathroom is pretty small, which is fine.  One of the perks is being in there alone.  Because it’s smallish, husband and I are rarely in there at the same time.  However, a couple of weeks ago, he had the door open and was brushing his teeth before bed.  I stepped in the bathroom to grab my glasses or whatever and realized, to my horror, that he was using MY toothbrush!  Our toothbrushes were exactly the same kind of toothbrush (a free gift from the dentist, you know) except that mine was yellow and his was green.  A significant enough difference.  Or so I thought.

Me (Pointing at him with my mouth silently opening and closing like a fish.  A horrified, horrified fish):  Eeeeewwwwww!  That’s mine!

Husband (Mouth full of toothpaste bubbles):  Oh man.  Not again.

Me (More horrified, if this is possible):  WHAT!  This has happened before?!

Husband: Oh.  Um…  Maybe once before.  Or twice.  I keep thinking the yellow one is mine.  Sorry.

Me: Ew.  Nasty.

Husband (holding the toothbrush out to me): Here ya go.

I replaced both of the toothbrushes.  Mine is pink and his is blue.  I drew breasts on mine with a Sharpee and wrote “Hers” on it.  On the blue one I wrote “His”.  I was going to write “Mine” and “Yours”  but I knew that would confuse him.  Men really are simple that way.








Photo Credits:  Stripey and soccer toothbrushes available at  They have all kinds of cute toothbrushes!

About Adventures From Cloud 8

I am a stay at home mom who now and again sneaks away to be an in-home family therapist. My husband and I have 3 boys: Sweet Pea (12), Pickles (9) and Pumpkin Pie (4). Oh yeah. We have Doodle Dog, too. You guessed it! He’s a boy. At least he pees outside.
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3 Responses to An Actual Conversation: Oral Hygiene

  1. MizNilknarf says:

    Why didn’t you draw a penis on his? I have this same issue with the electric toothbrush my daughter and I share, but obviously, with different attachments. Sadly, I am the one who constantly forgets to check. But with two girls, what would I draw on them? Maybe perky boobs on hers; saggy ones on mine.

  2. I considered anatomically correct illustrations, but toothbrushes are pretty small and I didn’t want to offend, you know. For your toothbrush… How do you draw wisdom and treachery?

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