Minty! (inc 30 Day Music Challenge – Day 9)

By | July 10, 2017

Sometimes we have an unexpected – and really quite wonderful – “yay” moment here, one such one occurred last night.

D has always used an unflavoured toothpaste as she doesn’t like orange or strawberry flavours, which means the traditional “children’s” flavours weren’t for us.

I’ve lost count of the various toothpastes I’d bring home, D would be all eager in the shop (due to the packaging) and then, at home, anxieties would take over and she’d go back to what she knew, a toothpaste that was far too young for her but at least it meant she was cleaning her teeth twice a day.

And then last night she quite unexpectedly asked if she should use the toothpaste that the rest of us use, saying  “I’m 13 now, I should try it”.
Which she did and when I went to tuck her in (all part of her routine), she said “Smell! It’s Minty Breath!”.

Fantastic, eh? It’s happened at her own pace and in her own way, which is what we’ve found all along, that we need to scrap the usual NT targets and ideals and just let them develop at their own pace.

The downside is I have two full boxed tubes of the children’s toothpaste she’s always used but I think I’ll hold onto one – just in case – for a while and donate the other one to our local Food Bank point.

What a great way to start the week!

Today’s musical prompt – for Day 9 of the 30 Day Music Challenge – is a nice one, it’s “A Song That Makes You Happy”:


Take That’s Rule The World has so many happy memories for us, it’s the song that we very proudly watched D sing as a solo in a SN Superstar concert last month:

We have a video of her singing this which she gets a tad embarrassed about if we play it, but that’s what parents are for, isn’t it? 

The concert happened three days after the Manchester terror attack so my very proud tears were mixed with sadness for the victims and their families, knowing that any opportunity they might have had to watch their children sing had so cruelly been snatched away.  

A song which has so many emotions and memories attached, what’s your happy song? 

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Susan Mann on July 12, 2017 at 4:28 pm.

Aww that is lovely. I love the choice of songs. I don’t know, I think Bits and Pieces is a happy song for me x

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Babies and Beauty / Emily Nellist on July 12, 2017 at 4:32 pm.

Oh gosh I bet that was so emotional, I can’t even imagine.
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Anna Miller on July 12, 2017 at 8:35 pm.

Such a great choice of songs – My happy song is – gosh I never know the names of songs I just love turning the music up and having a sing!

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mandy on July 12, 2017 at 10:03 pm.

OMG so emotional and great choice of songs!!!
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Life As Mrs D on July 13, 2017 at 7:26 am.

That’s a great step forward with the toothpaste, let’s hope it continues.

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Emma on July 13, 2017 at 7:48 am.

Yay! That’s great news! I don’t blame her for not liking strawberry flavour toothpaste though, never got my head around why the kids ones can’t be mint as well! x
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Jane - Our Little Escapades on July 18, 2017 at 7:43 pm.

A great step forward for D, I have problems with the different kids of toothpastes so have to stick to ones that I know. Definitely better brushing teeth than not.

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