Borrowing My Dad’s Toothbrush

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Anna at Three Years

When I was just a sweet little 3-year-old my parents had a conversation every night that went something like this:

My dad: You used my toothbrush again. I don’t like it when you use my toothbrush.

My mom: I would never use your toothbrush. I’m NOT using your toothbrush.

My dad: Yes you are.

My mom: No. I’m not.

My dad: I know you are because my toothbrush has been wet all week when I go to use it, and it tastes funny.

My mom: It tastes funny? You think my mouth tastes funny?

My dad: See? You have been using it!

My mom: NO I HAVEN’T!!

After hearing this argument for a few nights in a row, I decided to confess.

I told my parents that I had been the one using dad’s toothbrush all week long.

I climbed up onto the bathroom counter, put my feet in the sink – and showed them how I had been using dad’s toothbrush.

To clean my toes.


  1. sparkling74

    May 29, 2012 at 8:10 am

    NO WAY!! That’s hysterical. YUCK-O!!

  2. reba

    May 29, 2012 at 8:29 am

    while cleaning up a little. i came apon my kids harmonica. sometimes you just have to live a little. so i snatched it up and blew a few jazzy notes. it was kinda wet and drippy i noticed, but being the tough mom i am. i just chalked it up to kid spit and wiped it off a bit and kept on a blowin. just then my youngest came bouncing through the room, and says”oh good it still works i just dropped in the toilet”!!! and although i wouldnt reccomend using musical instruments straight out of the toilet. this story still makes my heart smile. as did yours thanks

  3. Loretta Porter

    May 29, 2012 at 9:06 am

    EWWW!! Oh my gosh that’s hilarious! I have a little troublemaker 3 1/2 year old daughter right now, so this is so good as a warning for me to lock up the toothbrushes we don’t want used for toes or toilets! 🙂

    Dear Even Steven,

    We all know it was love at first sight when Anna saw you in your duck boots by the keg, but what was the first thing that attracted you to her? I’m betting it was her Greek calves. 😉

  4. Kai

    May 29, 2012 at 9:38 am

    BWAHAHAHAHA … GASP! … HAHAHAHA! Oh, Anna! How I DO love you, girly! And Even Steven – I just want to know if I can join your family. Pretty please?

  5. Mom

    May 29, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Well – actually it wasn’t a confession. You were quite proud of how you managed to climb into the sink all by yourself, reach in the cupboard for the toothbrush and then scrubbed away! I’m just glad that mine was too far back for you to reach 🙂

  6. Emily Cook

    May 29, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    that is HILARIOUS!!!
    Oh, your poor father!!!

  7. Untypically Jia

    May 29, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    OMG that is fabulous! When we have kids I’m going to make sure I keep our toothbrushes in the cabinet.

  8. imklvr

    May 29, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Dear Even Steven……would you please convince your wife that she could be a writer? You have to admit she’s hilarious. I’ve been working on her for a while now, even have a friend who self published a book, so we have someone to go to for info! Her e-book was wonderful, and another sign that she has it in her. I told her I’d come live with you guys to take care of the kids and the house (for a percentage of the profits). So please, Even, (yes, first name basis!) won’t you help me convince her? She’s wasting herself giving all these great stories away for free! Thanks! Dona

  9. Motherhood on the Rocks

    May 30, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    ummm…yucky! lol

  10. Keesha

    May 30, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Hilarious post. To be kept in suspense about the source of a funky tasting toothbrush! Thank God I haven’t had anything as disgusting as that or a previous commenters toiletmonica!

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