Academy of Trust

I noticed that my toothbrush wasn’t where I had left it.
In fact, for two days in a row, my toothbrush had been moved.
Then I realized that this has been happening for some time now.

I stopped scrubbing my teeth and looked in the mirror to acknowledge
my reality. My five year old son has been using my toothbrush.

Now- I love my son dearly, but I don’t want I to share a toothbrush.

I rinsed my mouth and put my toothbrush where Gavin had left it.
I slowly opened the drawer and spotted a brand new
Captain America toothbrush. Blue. His favorite color.

I’m not going to lecture Gavin. I’m going to roll with this.
Transition and compromise are two skills I’m continually learning.
It’s a little small, but that’s OK, I like Captain America.

-M. Taggart

16 thoughts on “Academy of Trust

  1. Ahhh, love how you handled this! It sounds funny in retrospect, of course, just not in the moment. 😂

    Once I accidentally used my mom’s toothbrush in our hotel room and I nearly gagged after finding that out. I wish I had mouthwash then! I probably would have used the whole bottle lol.

    And I have to say, sounds like you got a good deal out of this. Captain America is awesome!

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