Monday, March 2, 2009

Pirate Teeth

While we were in St. George the kids did NOT want to brush their teeth. They didn't like the "spicy" toothpaste we had.I tried explaining the issue with plaque and how it eats your teeth. I could tell Andrew wasn't quite grasping what I was telling him. Finally, I told Andrew his teeth were going to turn black and fall off and he would have teeth like a pirate. Brooke had the great idea of showing him a picture. This is the one we found. Pretty gross if you ask me. After we looked at a few more pictures Andrew went straight downstairs and brushed his teeth. He didn't want to end up looking like this guy.
Andrew has actually been talking about his teeth not being like a pirates ever since. Last night during his prayers he was thankful for family, St. George, and that his teeth didn't look like pirate teeth. I think we got our point across...

16 comments:

Amber said...

Oh that pic is gross...good visual! Glad he got the message, yikes!

bjensen said...

HAHAH!! Glad that worked! He was so funny about things!

scharee said...

great idea! i will definitely be showing this to mclayne tonight when she doesn't want to brush her teeth!
I actually what to go brush my own teeth right now after seeing that...nasty!

Shannon said...

That is beyond disgusting! Props to any dental hygienists or dentists out there!

Steph said...

YUK!!!

Putnam Family said...

Hahah that is a great way to explain why we brush our teeth. Gross pic.

Mindy said...

Oooh, good idea! I'm going to have to show this to my boys!

Alyssa said...

Oh the things we do to get our kids to do stuff! I got an e-mail once on someone who got worms in their brain from not washing their hands and showed it to Ben and he washes them every time!

So thats where you were on Sunday! I missed ya! It just wasn't the same!

Annie said...

hahaha. That's fantastic! Avie hates the "spicy" toothpaste too and had a breakdown about it the last time we were on vacation and forgot her "special" toothpaste. Guess we'll be busting out the pirate picture next time too!

Ginny said...

eeeeewwwww...and I even worked as an assistant and loved it. but never saw anything that gross!

Kim said...

so, when I pulled this up I was in the middle of eating...SO GROSS!

Side note- I saw the pics Karina took of your kids today and they look amazing!

Jamie N said...

Good to know that scare tactics work so well. Maybe I'll have to use some on Mike next time I want something out of him...

cwilson said...

That is disgusting!

DMJK McQuivey said...

That is so funny! A little brutal. . . but you got the point across. Cute St. George pictures!

Tavan said...

Is this for real?! NASTY!!

Beth Monson said...

That is hilarious Amy. I may need to borrow that picture!