The Day Lisa Learned to Brush Her Teeth

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My daughter Lisa hated brushing her teeth. She didn’t like the taste of toothpaste in her mouth and she found it a bother to brush her teeth every after meal. If she had her way, she would never brush her teeth at all. Fortunately, her grandmother (my mom) just knows how to deal with these kinds of stuffs.

One night we were all at the kitchen talking about the “situation” when we heard Lisa’s footsteps running down the stairs. She just wanted to give us a goodnight kiss. Grandma was busy by the stove so she didn’t turn around by the time Lisa reaches her and instead answered, “Yesh, djear?

My little girl was puzzled. Probably thinking why grandma sounded so strange and asked, “What did you just say Grandma? I couldn’t understand you.”

Grandma had just removed her dentures when Lisa called her so her mouth was sagging, and followed “Wash ja masher, Lisha?” as she faced my daughter.

Lisa was surprised and said a hurried ‘goodnight’ to my grandmother and dashed to the bathroom where she brushed her teeth carefully.

From there on, Lisa always brush her teeth every after meals and we were surprised at the change in our daughter. Never will she leave her teeth decay.

I never would have thought of this simple solution. Isn’t it amazing? This is just one of the million ways to prove that parents know best no matter how old they are.

(photo courtesy of Clare Bloomfeld/Freedigitalphotos.net)

Andy Lim About Andy Lim

Oh, hello! I’m Andy Lim, 30-ish years old, a professional programmer living in Singapore. Interests include photography, history, film, reading, writing, music, erm.. almost everything else really. Notice: I can still be occasionally spotted on a tree.

Andy Lim About Andy Lim

Oh, hello! I’m Andy Lim, 30-ish years old, a professional programmer living in Singapore. Interests include photography, history, film, reading, writing, music, erm.. almost everything else really. Notice: I can still be occasionally spotted on a tree.

  • Tiara3434

    One day, she’ll do the exact same thing.

  • ASMs

    I can only imagine how frightened she was.

  • SteedLi

    Would definitely spooked the wits out of me if I was Lishaaaa.

  • Ions are Good

    Terrifying indeed.

  • Wes

    My father in full teeth talks like that, he’s always drunk.

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