Wrong Tube of Toothpaste

Oh this is going to be such a long summer. I so desperately need to get my Big G involved in something. Crafts, arts, exercising, something other than his Wii, the daily dip in the pool, and his short stint of cartoons for the day.
This morning while we were all rushing around trying to get ready to take my car into the dealership for some much needed warranty work I hurried Big G into getting ready as well. The boy is a well known putz. He can putz like no other if the whip is not cracked.

Being that I am whip cracking, ball busting Mom extraordinaire, I told him he had to put his shoes on and brush his teeth.

He was taking exceptionally longer than normal to brush the few teeth he has not lost yet and that have not yet come in.

I run into the bathroom to ask what was taking so long!

To find this:

Now I can see how this looks like your standard tube of toothpaste. But upon further investigation…..I found that the tube was really:

Now to my complete HORROR and shock I asked if he had swallowed any to which he said no. Luckily I caught him in time. I then washed his mouth out as fast and as much as I could. Made him spit out as much nothing as he could and then made him brush his teeth with the correct tube. The actual toothpaste.

Later I pondered what made him think that was toothpaste. I know the only way he could have thought it was toothpaste is because of the tube itself. But the hydrocortisone was actually with the Neosporin and all the other medicinal items. Which told me he had to really really look and climb to reach this, when the toothpaste rests right there on the sink. Big G also told us he happened to brush his teeth with this yesterday!! YIKES. We are so lucky he didn’t become deathly ill from brushing his teeth with the cortisone cream. We are also just as lucky he didn’t reach for the tube of hemmoroid cream!! DOUBLE YIKES!!

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Karie Herring

Karie Herring rambles of a former life in Phoenix, AZ while raising a teen and tween twins in their new home in Orlando, FL. She has been featured in AOL Money & Finance, Betty Confidential and Career School Now. She's a full-time technical writer, functional fitness athlete, overachieving wife and mom. She loves talking about maneuvering motherhood, womanhood, and her passion for essential oils and natural living.

6 comments… add one
  • Keep It Classy, Jen Jun 8, 2009, 10:41 pm

    Oh no and LOL! Thanks for dropping by my blog but I think you tricked me about an award??

  • Linda @ My Trendy Tykes Jun 8, 2009, 11:59 pm

    Glad it wasn't diaper rash cream!

  • Sherry Jun 9, 2009, 12:50 am

    LOL!

  • ModernMom Jun 9, 2009, 3:14 am

    LOL At least he won't have an itch or rash inside his mouth! Seriously laughing out loud!

  • beth Jun 9, 2009, 5:15 pm

    he so sounds like my oldest. we call him "the nutty professor." crazy smart, yet totally clueless at the same time!

  • adiaha Jun 10, 2009, 1:22 am

    YUCK! I am glad you caught him in time. SITS member dropping in and trying to meet the challenge…

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