Like any responsible mom*, I was surfing the internet as my little Monkey Man sat next to me. While reading this article, the following picture appeared on the screen. A very shocked and confused Monkey asked me what had happened to the man. Feeling guilt-ridden for reading a tabloid in front of my kid, I tried to redeem myself by using his question in a Teaching Moment and said, “That’s what happens when you don’t brush your teeth.”
He hasn’t missed a teeth brushing since.