How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

Resolutions, What We WRITE vs. What We DO


New Year's resolutions what we write vs what we do funny graphic

Adding resolutions to everything else we have to do as parents feels a bit like running a marathon and deciding it’d be a great idea to also do your taxes mid jog. It all just seems like way too much at times. (Psssst, all the time)

Flossing more is a good example for me for two reasons. Because this post is brought to you by Crest, and because I’m absolutely terrible at it keeping it as a resolution.

I’ve tried various tactics to trick myself into better oral habits, post-it notes, phone reminders, actually asking my wife to nag me about it, etc. But when the morning push comes to shove, every single dang day, well yeah… some things just get shoved out of the way.

I’m not saying flossing and good gum care isn’t important, of course. I almost wish I could kid myself out of the guilt of bad self-care. But no.

Most people get well acquainted with the dentist’s warning when getting a cleaning, “you’re bleeding because you don’t floss.” (My wife cut her hand last month and I said this line to her. She laughed and then socked my arm.)

So, since apparently I can be so awful at introducing NEW things as resolutions, I figure the best thing is to try to cheat a bit by just improving what I can already be counted on to do.

To start, I’m just going to buy a toothpaste that amps up my regular routine and still try my miserable best to remember to floss everyday.

Brand new in 2018! Crest Gum Detoxify toothpaste has Activated Foam technology that reaches below the gum line to significantly improve gum health. See? Sounds like a no-brainer for me. Oh and clinically proven healthier gums, you say? Yep. Sign me up!

Sure, Crest Gum Detoxify toothpaste, doesn’t replace flossing or going to the dentist, but it puts rocket thrusters on oral care! And I for one will take any boost I can get in this extreme version of life called parenthood.

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