I know that there are many moms who follow my blog whose children are toddlers. Much of what I write about does not yet apply to them, so I wanted to try to include useful tips that they could use with their little ones, as well as give them some insight to what future parenting looks like. So Tuesdays will be dedicated to those moms with toddlers.
When my kids were toddlers, I was faced with the nightly ritual of brushing their teeth. One of the things I did to help make this chore fun was, I would pretend that there was a little man in their mouth named “Mustard”. I had to chase Mustard around and try to catch him with their toothbrush. They were eager to let me chase Mustard around their mouths. I would say, ”Oh wait, Mustard jumped to the top, I gotta get Mustard off the top of your mouth. Oh darn, Mustard jumped back down, I gotta get Mustard off your bottom teeth!” Then they would start to point to where Mustard was in their mouth. It was a fun game for them and fun for me, because I knew they were going to bed with really clean teeth.