Wednesday, April 4, 2012

toothbrush musings

It's toothbrush week at Just Dandy!

Okay, not really. I just happened to have two toothbrush-related thoughts to share two days in a row. 

Would you be surprised if Toothbrush Week was a thing, though? Everything has a day. Monday was National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. I'm pretty sure today was national Let Your Dog Steal Your Used Q-Tip Day (at least, it was in our house). But I digress.

This post is actually about how time flies. About how I distinctly remember scribbling John Mayer lyrics in a notebook after Y brought his toothbrush to my apartment for the first time. She keeps a toothbrush at my place... as if I have the extra space.

Six years later we practically share a toothbrush. (We share the base of a Sonicare toothbrush. It's not gross.) Sometimes, when we both finish flossing at the same time, we box each other out to achieve the greatest of victories: the first to use the toothbrush.

We've also become fluent in each other's Toothbrush Language. Y has a bad habit of asking me questions while I'm brushing my teeth, and I have a bad habit of trying to answer him. Our biggest accomplishment happened this week, when Y understood my entire half of a long conversation composed of only mmm-mmms and exaggerated eyebrow movement. 

He'll come in handy as my interpreter on National Bring Your Toothbrush To Work Day. (April 29th! Mark your calendars!)


  1. Ha! I love this! Russ and I also "share" our sonicare toothbrush. I'm definitely guilty of rushing to the bathroom at night so I can be the first one to use it and the first to bed.

  2. We do the same thing...share the base, and fight to be the first one to use it!

  3. I can't believe we're not the only people who do this! I thought we were complete weirdos. Glad to see all 6 of us are weird.