My brother, a pediatric dentist, inspected the babies’ teeth over the holidays. Among the four babies, there are a total of 17 teeth. Grayson comes in first with six teeth whereas Xayden and Ryder are in the middle with four each. Capri is pulling up the rear with three. My brother told me it was time to start them on a regular brushing schedule with fluoride-free toothpaste. Since this was close to the New Year, it became a resolution of sorts for me.
I was going to brush the babies’ teeth after each meal, three times a day. Resolutions are kept more easily when there is accountability, like an exercise or weight-loss partner. The babies were not going to hold me accountable. They would be perfectly happy if I skipped this routine. So, I had to find a way to keep myself accountable. So, I came up with the tooth brushing song. The babies love music and can’t comment about the lyrics, or else they may tell me not to quit my day job.