Perfect Toothpaste?

The other night, I stayed up late.  My eyelids grew heavy and I slowly made my way to the bedroom stopping only to brush my teeth.  Mechanically, I  grabbed the tube of toothpaste and squeezed an adequate amount onto the brush.  As I brought the toothbrush toward my mouth, I began pondering the color. ” Why is this toothpaste white?  We have been using a new blue toothpaste for the last week.”

Just as I landed the toothpaste on my teeth, it dawned on me. “Wait a minute!! This white stuff is not toothpaste.  It’s Desitin, the diaper rash cream!  Yuck!!”  

The tube of Desitin Original (for our little granddaughter’s visits) and Crest Pro Health are the same size.  Miss(ed) Perfection struck again!  But, along with missing perfection came several belly laughs.

It reminded me of a very similar occurance when I was a little girl.  I had not expected a visiting guest to put Brillcream hair lotion (“a little dab will do ya”) in our medicine closet.  I smeared Brillcream all over my teeth.  Back then I become upset when I made a mistake.  Now, I just laugh and laugh.  But, do remember this:  Brillcream and Desitin do not make good toothpaste.

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