Weasel has been demanding we brush her teeth lately, which is annoying when she’s been brushing her own, sometimes reluctantly, for over a year. So for my new trick I decided to appeal to her narcissistic side – mirrors! Well, her auntie mostly should get credit for this, having lifted her onto the counter to help see the mirror at Christmastime.
Does it work? Well, it makes her REALLY want to brush her teeth at the sink instead of being a diva and demanding the toothbrush be brought to her in her bedroom/on the sofa/hiding in the utility room. This is mostly for pulling faces, but it did make me think – we look in mirrors when brushing our teeth, why should we expect they wouldn’t want to. Oops. Anyhow, it works a bit so it’s got to be worth a shot!
Yes, the tap is running. Yes, I am ashamed and would never leave it running myself. If anyone has any advice on explaining to Weasel why the tap should not be running (children in Sub-Saharan Africa without drinking water didn’t work, nor did the made up one that it killed polar bears), please tell me! In the mean time, here’s a creepy picture of her looking like Macaulay Culkin –