Numbers 3 through 7 all share a bathroom.
Five kids sharing a bathroom can be kind of disastrous.
One of the things that constantly drives me insane is the toothpaste.
There is fucking toothpaste everywhere.
In addition to finding toothpaste in some seriously impressive places, I am constantly being asked to put toothpaste on a toothbrush because unless the tube has been opened less than a week ago, my kids seem to be incapable of squeezing the fucking thing from the bottom.
Is that so hard?
What is up with the twisting and wringing of the tube of toothpaste?
Please tell me my kids aren’t the only ones who do this:
So the flinging of the toothpaste and my children’s inability to get the toothpaste out of the tube when it was less than half full was seriously pissing me off.
And then a couple weeks ago I looked inside the thing all the kids were putting their toothbrushes in and I was horrified.
It was disgusting.
Then everyone was getting sick over and over and over again (it wasn’t from the toothbrush holder — I don’t think), and I wanted something where the toothbrushes weren’t all leaning against each other.
The combination of the Jackson Pollack toothpaste art in my bathroom and the constant need for help dispensing the toothpaste and the petri dish my kids’ toothbrushes were all resting in and the fact that my kids were sick for the entire second half of winter finally slapped some sense into me.
I decided it was time for a new solution to this problem.
I did a little research on Amazon, and I ordered a toothbrush holder and toothpaste dispenser for their bathroom. I had never had one before, so I picked the one that had decent reviews and also the one that was available with Amazon Prime.
I wasn’t sure how it was going to work.
When the box came it was super light, and I was sure the kids were going to destroy whatever was inside in a matter of minutes.
But they haven’t.
It’s been a couple of weeks now and all I can say is I wish I had done this years ago!
Don’t get me wrong. There is still the occasional toothpaste smear on the counter.
But it’s nowhere near what it was before. And the kids haven’t needed any assistance with getting toothpaste out of the tube.
And nothing is broken.
I love this thing!
The way the bathroom and sink are set up in the bathroom, I had to attach everything directly to the mirror. (And yes, there are still Christmas lights up in their bathroom).
That sh*t is on there securely! It’s not going anywhere.
The kids do sometimes get toothpaste inside the little dispenser thing, but the front cover comes off very easily, and you can take the inside part out to rinse it in the sink.
I wasn’t asked or paid to promote this thing (although the links provided are affiliate links).
I’m just letting you know that this very small investment has definitely made my life easier! It’s saved me time, it’s cut down on messes, it’s reduced the amount of times my kids bug me incessantly for sh*t that drives me crazy, it’s way less nasty than having all the toothbrushes in a cup, and it was super easy to install.
Why I waited so long to do something differently, I have no f*cking idea.
If you are like me and are having toothbrush/toothpaste issues, I highly recommend this setup!