Is it just me or do other mom's have to remind their kids over and over and over again to brush their teeth? I tell them... "You just have to brush the ones you want to keep!" It always feel we are running out of time before the bus arrives and I have to quickly send them upstairs to get their teeth brushed before they head out the door. For once, it would be nice if they just went upstairs and did what they were asked without playing, distracting each other, or getting into a fight! Ah... Life with boys!
Today my youngest son (who has ADHD) decided he was going to put on a show for me when I asked him to brush his teeth. He was being just plain silly! Being the mom that I am... I told him to stop playing and start brushing! Then afterwards... I thought, why are we always in a hurry? My son has the right idea... to add some FUN to a boring every day activity! Why do we just have to brush our teeth... it is soooo boring! Why not liven things up a bit? Normally I have them hum a tune like "Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer" or something while they are brushing their teeth, but we have gotten out of that routine. It gets them to do it longer than 20 seconds and they have fun while they are brushing.
We all should take a lesson from my son... why live your life just going through the motions? Why not mix things up a bit and take an every day activity and make it FUN? What are you going to do to have some FUN today?