#900 Multitasking while brushing your teeth

When you gotta go, grab a toothbrush and maximize your time

Hey, there’s a lot to get done around here.

Oh what, you thought those magazines on top of the toilet were just going to organize themselves? Yeah, right. And I suppose the shower curtain would magically get pulled out and straightened by the same invisible bathroom butler too, right?

No, but seriously though: isn’t it all about maximizing time while you’re scraping away at your pearly yellows? I mean, you get the basic motions down after the first few hundred practices, and then it’s like hey, hey, couple minutes of free time every night during the big brush. If this sounds at all like you, then congratulations: You may be a Toothpaste Stroller.

Toothpaste Strollers don’t worry because they know their molars aren’t going anywhere, so they check email, set the alarm clock, or put on pajama bottoms while brushing away. I mean, just look at that picture of a baby brushing her teeth while getting toilet trained at the same time. Folks, it’s like I always say: We can learn much from the baby.

Now, if you’re like me, then whatever you do while brushing your teeth ends up taking much longer than normal and is incredibly awkward. But that’s part of the fun. I mean, say you’re taking off your socks with one hand while brushing with the other — well, that’s like two minutes of awkward hopping and peeling while your actual brushing loses focus and maybe even slips out of your mouth a few times. You end up grabbing the counter before you slip, a half-peeled sock on your foot, a few foamy streaks across your lips, and you just have to laugh.

Because you’ll get it eventually.

And when you do you’ll become an official member of the Toothpaste Stroller Club. Fellow members, you know what I’m talking about. You know that multitasking while brushing your teeth scratches a small Type A part of your brain just the right way. Yes, because instead of examining your zits or flaring your nostrils in the mirror, you can feel satisfied that as you spit that puddle of foamy Colgate into the sink, that dog-eared pile of Time magazines on top of the toilet is just as organized and ready for bed as you are.


These feet were made for walking.

Photo from: here


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22 responses to “#900 Multitasking while brushing your teeth

  1. I go up and down on my toes to strengthen my calves. Pretty sweet multi-tasking right there!

  2. Thanks for the smiles! Your site truly reminded me that some of the best things in life are free. My eyes even watered when I thought of absolute beauty you see in things we so often take for granted, life getting that last bit from the toothpaste tube. Stay Blessed…Smile*

  3. Anneliese

    And I clicked on this just as I stand at my laptop brushing my teeth…

  4. wendy

    I was taught very young. it’s far too dangerous a place to multi-task. Too many things to trip over in such a small space. One could slip and fall in water on the floor, toothbrush gets jammed down throat, vocal chords are ruined and it’s all over for the choir girl:(
    But, the exercising in place, I am totally down for:)

  5. Sara Mc

    At night while brushing my teeth I set my alarm and choose my outfit for the next day (clothes, shoes, and jewelry). In the mornings while brushing my teeth I usually put on my shoes and jewelry. I don’t wear socks often, but I learned the hard way I can’t do that while brushing my teeth. After reading the other posts maybe I should try to fit in some exercises too. I’m feeling lazy now :).

  6. poli

    yeaaah really good, I do lots of things while I brush my teeth, like organize my things, prepare bed for sleeping, of course it’s awesome

  7. Max

    I always pace back and forth when brushing my teeth, but that’s about as much multitasking that I can do. I am terrible at multitasking.

    • klalota

      I definitely wouldn’t worry over the multitasking, Max, as it’s highly overrated. I usually find I complete one task very well if I only concentrate on that task, but dd in another task and I complete both of them rather half-*rsed. :)

  8. Probably taken before, but ‘Squeezing the last bit of toothpaste out of the tube”

  9. omg i do tht all the time so awesome!!!!!!!:)

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  11. I am a multi-tasking queen, but when it comes to brushing my teeth, that’s all I do. I stand there and brush my teeth and wish my sink and counter were cleaner but make no attempt to clean them.

  12. This is me. I literally can’t just stand there while brushing my teeth.

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