Why don't boys like to brush their teeth? Or go to church? I woke up my son to go to church yesterday and he pretended not to hear me. Nice try. I am all about empowering my loved ones to make their own decisions, so I gave him a choice: (A.) Wake up and go to church or (B.) Sleep in, clean your room, and no T.V. or video games for the rest of the day.
Let's just say I think he made the right choice. While driving to church, I noticed a funky smell in the car. "Did you brush you teeth?" I ask.
How can you "forget" to brush your teeth? My son is 12 and I call this psychological warfare on his part. He purposely does things to mess with my mind and slowly drive me crazy.
"O.K.," I say, reaching into my purse for a piece of gum. "Chew this and spit it out when we get there. When we get home, the first thing you will do is brush your teeth and you just lost video games for the day."
He didn't argue, and after church he was in a pretty good, talkative mood. When we got home he brushed his teeth (after a reminder from me) and then I made him clean his room.
All is fair in love and war.