Life (and brushing teeth)
I noticed today that there are few things in life funnier than picking up
a 3 year old so he can spit out toothpaste into the sink.
At that age he doesn't really know what he is supposed to be doing. But he sure puts a lot into it. My six year old will fill her mouth with water to rinse and then spit like a pro. The younges on he other hand knows he is supposed to get stuff out of his mouth but is not entirely clear on how he is supposed to do it. He'll just let a white torrent of toothpaste run down his chin (and neck) and then wipe it off.
In theory this has to be done, so the toothpaste does not give him a stomach ache. And it can be challenging if you are already dressed for work. My kids really like the idea of brushing their teeth. Which is a good thing.
Something so small can be a sublime joy if you allow it. Or it can be an incredible frustration if you make it.