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Well, whatever it's next to, it isn't my son! Today was the third "nail in the coffin" for Luke being able to be trusted to go to his room, take a shower, and brush his teeth. The conversation:
Me: Did you brush your teeth?
Me: (sniffs his breath, does not smell mint) Did you use toothpaste?
Luke: (dead silence, no eye contact)
REALLY??!!! This comes on the heels of having to tell him sometime in August that YES, he has to use soap every time he takes a shower. And just last week, he got out of the shower, and the top of his head wasn't even wet. "Did you wash your hair?" I got a very indignant "yes, I put the shampoo right back here" (pointing to the inch of hair at the base of his neck). ARGH!!
So I have now added yet a third item to my standard spiel:
- Wash your entire external body with soap and water.
- Every hair on your head needs to come into contact with both water and shampoo.
- Your teeth do not count as brushed and clean unless you use toothpaste.