Wednesday, August 06, 2008

A TOOTHPASTE TALE


A toothbrush but no teeth!
Originally uploaded by PhylB
I decided tonight that Anna's 2 teeth are now through enough for me to brush them, so went upstairs with her new yellow toothbrush and stuck it in her mouth. Luckily she seemed to quite like them being brushed.
Once I had finished, I put back the Colgate on the shelf (we're at Peter and Brita's house) and that reminded me of one of the first things Thomas told me when I moved in with him.
He told me his family had always used Colgate throughout his childhood - at the age of 6 he'd misread the tube as Golgotha - obviously a minister's child - I had sure never heard of Golgotha at that age! He had hated brushing his teeth as he hated the taste of Colgate and had discovered with some surprise when he left home at 18 that toothbrushing could be pleasurable if only you used Aquafresh instead. Personally, I had never noticed any difference so went ahead with the new household Aquafresh policy.
Anyway - on arrival last Friday Thomas went out and bought a tube of Aquafresh for use during his holiday in the all-Golgotha house. Lying side by side on the shelf tonight, I decided to do a taste test...
Hmmm, how am I going to tell him I definitely prefer Colgate!? :-(

2 comments:

Scudder said...

Oh dear, is this the fist little bit of decay in your new relationship :)

Trine said...

She's so adorable. I was looking at some of your pictures on flickr, and I just love the one with the water melon.

How big is she now?