One example, I have intended on changing the kids sippy cups from the straw kind to the normal kind. The ones they use now are messy and the kids don't grasp the concept of tilting your head to get a drink. I tried it for a few days, but haven't been successful in finding that "perfect" cup. So, I have moved on from that and will get to it some day. By the way, if anyone has a great sippy cup, let me know so I can get one and try it out.
Anyway, I have intended on starting the teeth brushing for a long time and hadn't done it. So, I bought some cheap toothbrushes from Walmart and decided to start. What most people don't think about is that with five little monsters running around they will stab each other, rub them in bad places, share, poke their eyes, brush their hair (they know what brushing your hair means), etc. Thus, my delima, how do you brush five 19 1/2 mo. toddlers without having a casualty? It took a while, but I finally came up with a safe plan. We brush first thing in the morning and last thing at night. Before they get up in the morning and after I put them in their beds, we each get a toothbrush with Thomas The Train toothpaste and start in. I brush my teeth and cheer them on at the same time. They do surprisingly great. They really like it! Sydney does a really good job by herself. The others do really good too, but her technique is already close to what it should be. After I am done brushing my teeth, I go to each one and brush their teeth for them. The first couple of times Peyton and Sydney let me do it, but not anymore. Ethan does okay with me doing it, Landon and Jenna love for me to do it. They sit there with a smile and open wide.
So, yes I am aware that I am really late at starting to do this, but I have to choose when and where I pick my battles. I wasn't ready to fight this one yet. It has turned out to be pretty easy so far.