Monday, August 25, 2008

Double-tasking

Nightly ritual, Step 2

I'll tell you the first step some other time. Focus people. Yes, it is also true that our bathroom set-up is funk-eh! Blame it on the good ole' 70's. I do!

As we brush our teeth, we wash our feet. As Allison Weenig says, it is indeed gross to go to bed with dirty feet. This actually happened by accident. Originally I would put Sienna with her booty on the counter facing me, legs hanging off the counter in front of me. Chloe's legs, for some odd reason, always went straight to the sink. Probably because she's much more wiggly and whiny, and hates to be accomodating in any way. Love that bug!

Anyway, once they started brushing their teeth together, it just worked out so perfectly. Now their favorite part is when they get to rinse off their toothbrushes (which I must inform you, happens after about 15 seconds of sucking on the toothbrush, with an occasional swish across the teeth). We turn the water on, and- OILLA.....feet start the cleaning process. They mainly play footsie in the water with eachother and giggle as I tell them to "keep brushing your teeth!" (smiling, of course!).

I just love this part of the night, can you blame me? They're SO cute "brushing" their teeth!!


17 comments:

shay said...

a family that washes their feet together, stays together.

Ashley said...

That is such a cute little ritual! I love it!

Lee said...

What beautiful little girls! Polishing those pearly whites and playing footsie at the same time, can't beat that for a plan...what smart parents!

Robin Baker said...

ah, how sweet! at my house, it is not so sweet. I sit on top of the little punk (that would be Owen) - yes, I pin him down b/c he doesn't cooperate - letting nothing show but his head... with one hand holding his head still and the other hand brushing his teeth - while he cries. Then, when my duty is done I let him "brush his teeth" - which is really only playing. If Jackson acts up during brushing all I have to say is "want me to pin you?" and he behaves. Ha ha ha haha...I'm so mean! Not really, just avoiding cavities =)

I do love the footsy story...now if they were boys the jammies would get soaked and you'd have to start all over again. Count your blessings for those mellow little darlings =)

Michele said...

You are a smart mommy. The girls look like they are having so much fun. Adorable P.J.s

Katie said...

So cute! I'm with Robin, we have to pin our boys down to get their teeth brushed. Chloe and Sienna are adorable:)

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Ken and Cari said...

That's adorable! Sienna's hair is getting so long and Chloe's is so blonde!

Hazen5 said...

Makes sense to me!

Tiffani said...

your girls could be little models! So cute! and how fun that they love to wash their feet togther!

Alex Monroe said...

I would love to come help again sometime, unfortunately I start school on Tuesday. you are correct, CO was a blast! By the way, thans for actually reading my blog, not many do.

Mike and Bianca said...

aw! what a cute idea! they are so adorable.

Douglas and Nicole said...

Can I just tell you that you have the cutest little girls in the whole world? They are just dolls!

queenieweenie said...

LOL about the shout out.

What happens if they need to spit before their feet are clean?

Malerie said...

Haha! What cuties brushin' their teeth and washin' their feet. I'm so glad we have girls. They're so dang cute! (but a little sassy too...Madeline's getting a little attitude...)

kjehansen said...

Great use of time! So cute!

Colleen said...

Your girls are so cute and I love the ritual. But after reading Katie and Robbin's comments I am wondering if we will have to tie Max down for tooth brushing too....