Me: Okay, let’s try something crazy. You get to brush your teeth all by yourself! Ready?
Me: Front, back, top, bottom; remember? Okay. Go!
Toddler, brushing: This tastes bad.
Me: Well, it’ll go away. Keep brushing, please.
Toddler continues brushing.
Me: You don’t need to brush your lips.
Toddler: No, Dad. I need to make them shiny.
Me: The goal is for shiny teeth.
Toddler, now brushing his nose: I brush my nose too.
Me: You’re getting a new toothbrush.