That Fresh Minty Feeling

Yesterday, I got out of the shower and wrapped a fluffy towel around myself.  Then I grabbed a Q-Tip out of the container and absentmindedly started to swap all that water out of my ears.  (I can’t stand having wet ears) After a moment, I realized that my right ear was starting to tingle.  I shrugged it off as I thought I must be imagining things.  (Not that I’m crazy or anything) The slight tingle of my imagination  started to get more vivid, it was turning  into a definite burning sensation.

As I tried to figure out what could possibly be going on with my ear, I noticed some white stuff on my hand.  Examining it closer, I realized that I had globs of toothpaste all over it.  Puzzled, I went searching for the source of the toothpaste as I desperately tried to swap away the pain in my ear.   There were no remains of the sticky white stuff on the sink or on the Q-tip container.  Nothing on the floor…or…anywhere.   I finally gave up as the stinging in my ear increased.  I also gave up trying to clean out the toothpaste as all I seemed to be doing was smearing it around more and causing more damage.  Eventually the sting started to ebb and finally went away.  (Think about how long that fresh feeling lasts after you brush your teeth.  It feels at least twice that long in your mouth.  You really should try it!)

Later that evening I told Shaun about the toothpaste mystery.  I mentioned that I still couldn’t figure out where it came from.  Much to my surprise, his face almost immediately turned bright red and he demanded to know if I was blaming him!   I just looked at him…technically I was working my way up to blaming him because that is just what I do and it’s kinda fun and ..wait a minute…

“It WAS you!”  I shouted triumphantly.

Shaun instantly went from defiant to sheepish.  He confessed that he had accidentally dropped his tooth brush on the towels and when he picked it up the toothpaste was gone.  He had meant to look for it, but had gotten distracted and had forgotten all about it. 

Lucky for him, I meant to share that fresh minty feeling with him after he fell asleep last night by squirting some in his exposed ear…but I forgot all about it…


And now for something completely different!

I have long admired Graymama’s “Bit O’ Buddy”, an endearing little bit about something her son did that day.  It’s usually a little quote or a picture.  I’m going to blatandly steal borrow her idea with something I’ll call…”Bit O’ Life”.   I’ll post a picture or tidbit here at the bottom of each post.  It most likely won’t be related, just a little something I want to share.  I plan on doing this forever…but, let’s just see how it goes.

My First Bit of Life: Mimi dressed up for a end of year party.


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15 Responses to That Fresh Minty Feeling

  1. pastorrick says:

    Now children… your mother and father have not been gone for a week and what is all this fighting for????

  2. Jay says:

    I’ve never tried the toothpaste in the ear routine. It might be fun. LOL

  3. Stephanie says:

    That gives a whole new meaning to squeaky clean. ACK. That must have hurt. And also EWWWWWWWWWW. I would hav smacked him!!!!

    I love the pic of Mimi although she looks less than thrilled.

  4. nikki says:

    Just think, it could have been worse than toothpaste!

    What a cute picture. She’s giving you that “Moo-om, just take the dang picture already!” look.

  5. Tink says:

    Toothpaste in the ear?! Wow. That’s taking minty clean to a whole new level.

    Aw. A fairy after my own heart. I love her with black hair. It makes her pale eyes pop.

  6. Susan says:

    Ricky~But HE started it!!!
    Jay~Go for it!
    Stephanie~I think I did…
    Nikki~She actually asked me to take the pictures. Well, it was more like “I suppose you are going to want to take my picture now” LOL
    Tink~She used to want to dye it…anything but red, but now I think she realizes just how special her hair really is. So, don’t go planting seeds again!!!

  7. Toothpaste in the ear, a real Parent Trap bit of fun…I guess that would only really work if you knew someone who had a routine of using q-tips. Meaning City Boy would do it to me, but not the other way around (too bad!)

    Mimi looks adorable.

    Thanks for visiting me this morning!

  8. Michelle says:

    Did I ever tell you about the time we were camping and it was terribly dark in the tent and we accidentally mixed up the toothpaste with the lurve lubricant?

  9. mrs darling says:

    Ouch that doesnt sound fun! Your bit of life idea sounds great. I’ll be watching for this tidbit!

  10. Dorky Dad says:

    Ah, it’s better than getting Ben Gay messed up with … never mind.

  11. Keshi says:

    wut if it was some other paste? LOL!


  12. Kell says:

    Well, considering how much is in those toothpastes now, you should have a sparkling white ear with no tartar! Ew.

    Cute picture of Mimi. They sure have fun parties to go to. I’m jealous!

  13. Swampy says:

    WELL, at least you won’t have any cavities in that ear…thank goodness it wasn’t Preparation H, or it might have shrunk your brain…
    Just now getting around to nosing into your shelves. Thanks for playing the game. Love the beautifully painted bookshelf and mostly the randomness of how the books on the second one are “arranged.” You are too funny…the garage scene: just not happening. I’m assuming that skeleton glows in the dark?

  14. Kirsten says:

    You made me choke on my sandwich Lauging too hard!

  15. Susan says:

    DHW~He doesn’t use qtips? I’d go crazy without them!

    Michelle~NO!!! That’s tooo funny!

    Mrs. D~I hope I can keep it up. Then I can give up the photoblog guilt free. (although I haven’t posted in over a month)


    Keshi~I’d have prefered NO paste. ‘

    Kell~Maybe I should stick some in the other to even things out??

    Swampy~shrink my brain? Then I would be in REAL trouble!


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