Thursday, August 14, 2008

Moving of the Toothbrush


I have issues with toothbrushes. The way they show up in your bathroom when you start dating someone and then linger there after you and that person have parted ways. I don’t like throwing them out. I don’t like keeping them around. I don’t like seeing my single toothbrush alone in the holder after I’ve disposed of an ex’s.

Last Christmas, my parents bought me an electric toothbrush. This does provide a dazzling and technologically advanced distraction, however I still keep a regular one in my medicine cabinet, and I still look at it every day, standing steadfast at its post.

When Mr. Wonderful and I began dating, and he started spending enough time over here to need his own dental care items, I decided to do the cautious thing and place his brush on the third shelf of the cabinet. That way, I wouldn’t associate it with my own brush, and miss it if it ever needed to be scraped along the lip of my toilet, torched and pitched into the trashcan.

It’s been perched up there since November, balanced carefully on a box of teeth bleaching gel, waiting patiently to be relocated to the porcelain cup on the bottom shelf.

Well, I don’t know whether it was the fact that I had a new box of Imodium to store on shelf three—or maybe Mr. W’s charming use of no-no hole—but this morning I moved his toothbrush down next to mine.

Yes, it’s a big risk. But I’m willing to take it and be hopeful that the only reason his brush will disappear is because he’s upgrading it to a new one. Or all his teeth have fallen out.

20 comments:

varietyisthespice said...

Ah, the toothbrush. I always keep an emergency one (the free ones from dentists) in my car that I discreetly throw in my purse if I think I may end up staying the night at a guy's. And of course, no guys ever wonder why my breath is so fresh at night and morning b/c they're unobservant.

As for moving the toothbrush, big stuff, girlie! But awesome. Congrats! I think after passing gas and other things, this is prob small in comparison. :P

geekhiker said...

I'd love to say that I can relate, or add a funny/endearing/interesting/touching story of my own but, unfortunately, I can't. No one else's toothbrush has ever graced my medicine cabinet, ya'see...

Sizzle said...

The toothbrush has a lot of meaning. I can definitely relate. I actually bought The Fella a toothbrush and thought to myself: Well, here we go.

charlotteharris said...

it's so funny how different things can hold significant personal meaning. for me, a relationship has "reached that point" when we can share the same tube of chapstick - something I NEVER do... unless I am in love

Hannah said...

Your so cute with your Mr. Wonderful stories.
I used to worry about jinxing things. And to tell the truth, even though Matty and I have been married for almost five years I sometimes worry about jinxing. I think it is a part of us girls DNA.

Hannah said...

oops.. typos. "You're" not "your"

Mandy said...

"or maybe Mr. W’s charming use of no-no hole"

Hot! Just tell me he used lube ... Gentlemen always do.

Dingo said...

I'm all about sharing BUT when I first read "Mr. W's charming use of no-no hole" I thought, now that is just TOO much sharing. And then I realized you were talking about the fact that he says no-no hole.

Dingo said...

Ha! I just read Mandy's comment -- See?! She thought the same thing!

geekhiker said...

You know, after reading everyone's comments (esp. Mandy & Dingo), I suddenly see that picture, with one toothbrush behind the other, in a very, very wrong way...

*hangs head in shame*

*while giggling*

Dingo said...

GH, that's hilarious! Now I'm giggling too!

The Coconut Diaries said...

I got a flash of Big giving Carrie the pink toothbrush head (awwww). Either I watch too much TV or the folks at SATC are giving you a big thumbs up! If you find a picture of the two of you in his bathroom I will be officially freaked out.

Wow, that was awkward said...

Does he let you keep your 'monthlies' in his bathroom? Now that would be true love.

Big Sister said...

Interesting juxtaposition of the toothbrush and no-no hole showing up in the same post. I think I just threw up a little. He's so gonna kill you for sharing his cute little euphemism for your anatomy.

brookem said...

aw, the toothbrush scenario. im the same. it's a big step to put it in there next to yours. im glad you feel comfy doing that though:)

Mel Heth said...

People! Get your minds out of the gutter!

Varietyisthespice - Keeping one in the car is smart! I lucked out w/Mr. W because he had a spare at his house the first time I stayed over.

Geekhiker - Your day is coming, I know it.

Sizzle - Haha it's true! Such a small thing but with such big meaning.

Charlotte - Ooh the chapstick is a good one. I think I might not be discriminating enough about who I let use my chapstick... :)

Hannah - You're so funny. You and Matty are made for each other! Hey - did you see that I awarded you a Kick Ass blogger award?! Check my back posts.

Mandy - You are a dirty girl. I was talking about his verbal use of the term!!

Dingo - You're a dirty girl too. I'm glad you figured out that I was speaking about..speaking. Not poking.

Geekhiker - I just added you to the list of dirty minds. And this morning when I looked at the toothbrushes I thought about you commenting on them being one in front of the other. Thanks a lot!

Coconut - Awe! He actually bought me an attachment for his electric toothbrush and I TOTALLY thought of Carrie and Big when he gave it to me.

Wow TWA - I can't believe you just said "monthlies." What are you, 80 years old? And no, I don't keep those there. Yet. :P

Sister - I told him I wrote a no-no hole post and he laughed! I also told him that mom emailed me telling me dad wanted to know what a no-no hole was...

Brookem - Thanks. It is a big step! It's scary to think his toothbrush could have to go away at some point. I'll hope for the best, though!

Nilsa S. said...

That's a big step. Huge. Yay!

Wow, that was awkward said...

80 is the new 40. Even though 40 is the new 30, sometimes I act my age.

Michael C said...

You need to know that your use of 'Assendum' just put you in my Genius of Funny book!!

Hannah said...

I just saw my award from you. Thank you so much! You made me feel like a little movie star. :)