So Chris and Trey were downstairs this evening,
watching Spongebob Squarepants
after taking their showers.
I asked my husband, Rob, to ask them if they brushed their teeth.
He went over to the loft, asked them,
then came back and reported that yes, they had brushed their teeth.
After a minute or so, I looked up and asked him to ask them again.
I did not remember any tooth brushing going on!
He went to the loft, asked them again and came back, reporting that yes, they were sure they had brushed their teeth.
I went back to what I was doing but I couldn't escape the nagging feeling..
"Hey Rob, could you do me a favor?" I asked my husband.
"Could you get the toothbrushes from the kids' bathroom?"
"Sure," he replied, got them, and brought them over.
I felt each of the four toothbrushes.
You guessed it.
All four BONE DRY.
I went to the loft.
"BOYS!" I thundered.
"Turn that TV off and come upstairs RIGHT NOW!"
In mere seconds, they were up the stairs and in my bedroom.
When they were standing in front of me,
I held up the four toothbrushes,
fixed them with the Stink Eye
"Show me the toothbrush you used to brush your teeth!"
their eyes darted from toothbrush to toothbrush.
The whites of their eyes were showing as they realized they'd been caught and there was no way out.
They each chose a toothbrush,
praying to God, I'm sure, that somehow they would
be lucky and choose a damp one.
"Tell me, how did you brush your teeth
but the toothbrush is completely dry and clean?"
No answer, just guilty gazes and shifting feet.
Twenty minutes later,
two little boys are tucked into bed,
They have no electronic privileges
or dessert for the next two days
and they had to go to bed early.
But, damn it,
their teeth are squeaky clean!!
MENU PLAN MONDAY:
This week we are eating out of the freezer and pantry.
First, we are out of budgeted money for the month
second, we are going out of town soon so I want to use what's here.
Sunday: crabcakes, corn
Monday: baked potatoes with cheddar and bacon, broccoli
Tuesday: meatloaf, carrots, fruit
Wednesday: grilled chicken kebabs with veggies, cheesy rice
Thursday: crockpot chicken, rice, gravy, green beans
Friday: Rob and Leeann: leftovers, kids: circus show/pizza
Saturday: chicken enchiladas and quesadillas, jello with fruit.