The Toothbrush

Happy Friday!  It has been quite awhile since I have posted a No Filter Friday story. Life has been hectic, as I’m sure it has been for all of you.  Thank you for all of the sweet e-mails, messages, & text messages that have said something like “We’ve missed the No Filter Friday posts!  We need our dose of total honesty!”

For those of you who are new to my blog, this is the time that I love to share things that the girls have said or done that have left us red-faced, laughing, and sometimes speechless.  I have mainly shared stories of Skylar and her lack of filter here on my blog, although Hailey also lacks a filter, just to a lesser degree. In many ways it is refreshing how brutally honest the girls are, but it can be embarrassing. This is by far my favorite thing about having 2 girls on the autism spectrum.  The “lack of filter” is hilarious!  If you are new to my blog or missed previous posts, you can click here for a complete list of No Filter Friday stories.

Today’s story is not embarassing, but actually shows Skylar’s inability to lie.  Or maybe I should say her inability to lie well!  Many times when we ask her if she is responsible for a mess or the “mysterious” disappearance of the cookies from the pantry, we don’t even have to wait for an answer….her face gives her away immediately!

A couple of weeks ago I was sitting at the dining room table when Chris and I had the following exchange:

Chris:  Julie, do you know which one of the girls used my toothbrush?

Me:  No. What makes you think one of them used your toothbrush?

Chris:  I put it in my drawer after I used it and it is now on the counter.

Me:  Well, I doubt it was Hailey because she is such a germaphobe.  Skylar should be coming upstairs in a few minutes, just ask her.

A few minutes pass and Skylar makes her way into the bathroom where Chris and I are getting ready.  Chris picks up his toothbrush and says “Skylar, did you use my toothbrush?”

Without a moment’s hesitation Skylar responds with:

That is YOUR toothbrush??

Chris:  Well, that answers that question!

Me:  Why did you use dad’s toothbrush buddy?  Your toothbrush is right here.

Skylar:  It is such a pretty toothbrush so I decided to use it.

Chris:  Well, it’s your toothbrush now!

Skylar:  Oh good!  I like that toothbrush!

Me:  Chris, maybe if you didn’t have such a girly toothbrush this wouldn’t have been an issue!

Chris:  Whatever!  That’s what I get for living in a house full of girls!

I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend!

Make it great!


3 thoughts on “The Toothbrush

  1. Haha, this is brilliant!

    I’m on the spectrum too and had absolutely no filter whatsoever as a child – in many ways I still don’t and people don’t like my brutal honesty a lot of the time.

    I was 13 years old when my Mum took me to see Labyrinth at the cinema, starring the gorgeous David Bowie as Jareth the Goblin King. She picked a quiet moment (the bit just before Hoggle buries his face in Jareth’s crotch) to say to me “David Bowie’s really good in this isn’t he?”

    I didn’t have a volume filter back then either, and the entire auditorium errupted into laughter as I loudly proclaimed “Mum. You’re supposed to be looking at his FACE!”

    • That is hilarious! I especially enjoyed it as my husband was a huge fan of Labyrinth as a child. I love recording these “no filter” moments with our daughters as they keep us constantly laughing!

      Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings to you!

    • I just found your site today I enjoyed rndaieg and browsing thru it. I will continue to read it as often as time permits. My son, Josman is 14 years old and has autism. We tried to play a racing game. At first when he was little I would place toothpaste on his brush and would say ready set go I would then flip the minute sand glass. Josman really enjoyed racing against the sand glass and would complete brushing his teeth just in time to barely see the last salt grains drop to the bottom. Maybe this will help someone. Best of luck

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