They lick the majority of the toothpaste off their toothbrush and use the rest to paint a mural on the bathroom mirror. They claim to have thoroughly brushed their tiny little teeth, but the “Smell my breath, Mommy!” test says otherwise.
Many parents endure this exasperation as their kids master the art of brushing their teeth.
And, no, we can’t stop Johnny from using his toothbrush to groom the cat (“She told me she really likes it, Dad!”). But know that, as with most things in life, practice makes perfect.