Girls Write Out
Monday, October 15, 2007

Have I mentioned that my husband is colorblind? In fact, his brothers are colorblind, too. We sent them shopping for ties recently. I won’t tell you what a disaster that was.

His colorblindness had caused endless grief over the years, I can tell you. A few years ago, he gave up the fight and settled for white shirts so he wouldn’t have to match with his ties anymore.

Recently, however, we’ve hit another glitch.

It’s like this. We bought new toothbrushes. His is blue, mine is green. He keeps his on the top shelf, mine is on the middle shelf.

Okay, then a couple of months ago, suddenly the GREEN toothbrush is on the top shelf and the blue one is on the middle shelf. I was confused for a moment, but then I thought, well, maybe I got the color wrong. Maybe *I* was blue and he was green. I’ve got this bad lung, you know, and my memory isn’t all that great these days.

So then today I get up, and the BLUE toothbrush is back on his shelf and the GREEN one is on my shelf. I’m telling you, the man is messin’ with my mind!!!

Toothbrushes in hand, I march myself right into the living room and confront him with the evidence. He plays dumb, but I ain’t buying it.

Now, I love my husband. I really do. But I don’t share toothbrushes with anyone. I’m moving my toothbrush to the other bathroom. So help me if the blue toothbrush shows up in there . . . .
Diann Hunt  
posted at 10:00 AM  
  Comments (15)
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At 10:50 PM, Blogger Jaime said...

I share your pain! I've LIVED that same scenario. Now I buy toothbrushes with ExtREMELY different shades - like BRIGHT RED for me and every other color that looks like black to him. I love my husband, but not his toothbrush! :)

At 1:16 AM, Blogger Anna Marie said...

Oh,Diann your so funny.
My toothbrush just snapped on me this morning.
It was blue.
So all blue and maybe green toothbrush's must have heard you this morning and snapped in fear.
LOL. Love you!

At 7:42 AM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...


We don't have that problem because Kevin's toothbrush is huge and I buy the kiddie kind for my little mouth. It looks like Papa Bear and Baby Bear.

My current one lights up for one minute to let me know how long I should brush for.

At 8:28 AM, Blogger Katy McKenna said...

Di, LOVED this. My guy is colorblind, too. And I'm going to send you my awful toothbrush story. Yuck! Here you are with a bad lung, having to SHARE. Blech! Denise's idea is great. Get a kiddie brush!

At 8:51 AM, Blogger Suzanne said...

Maybe you should use "man thinking" to fix the problem and put duct tape around the bottom of his!

At 10:31 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

LOL! What's weird is that he'd have to MOVE the other toothbrush too!

At 11:11 AM, Blogger Julie Carobini said...

Diann, You need a label maker. lol...

At 12:29 PM, Blogger Rachel Hauck said...

LOL, Di! That is too funny. :)


At 12:42 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

LOL! I've enjoyed your responses. You girls feel my pain--and Jaime, literally!

I like your idea, D! Either a kiddie brush or the duct tape idea works for me, Suzanne! Too funny!

Katy, are you kidding me? Your husband is colorblind too?! Sometimes I wonder what I REALLY look like in my husband's eyes. Maybe I don't want to know. *g*

At 3:45 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

LOL! That's stretching the bonds of matrimony. I mean really. We promised to love, honor and ... yeah, even obey. But never did we promise to share our toothbrush!

At 4:34 PM, Blogger Deena said...

I totally get it. Dave is not only color blind, he's FORGETFUL! So even if I tell him, mark my toothbrush, and put it in a special place, he'll think I did all that for HIS toothbrush...

I find it ironic...I'll kiss him, but let him drink from my cup or use my toothbrush, and I **gag**...

What is up with THAT??

At 5:22 PM, Blogger Kristy Dykes said...

High fiving ya. It's happened to us. But I figure since I kiss him, sharing toothbrushes won't hurt us. But I've pretty much solved The Toothbrush Swap. In this house, his sink is beside the med. cabinet, so I've given him (gladly) that, plus the top drawer. I get the middle and bottom drawer. But by my sink, there is no med. cabinet. So I bought the matching ceramic tumbler to our ceramic liquid soap dispensers, and I use my tumbler for my toothpaste tube and toothbrush. No swappee outee aneemoree. :)

At 4:25 PM, Blogger Peggy Blann Phifer said...

Funny story, Di. I've never had this problem but maybe that's because I use one of those battery-operated toothbrushes, while he has the one powered by elbow grease! Plus the fact that we use two different bathrooms. Being only two of us, he has the 'guest bathroom' - I have full use of the master bath. LOL

At 5:30 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

That's a good idea, Peg! Maybe I should get one of those battery-operated deals!!

At 2:14 AM, Blogger Anna Marie said...

My Mom said you can also put a rubber band on one of the toothbrushes to tell them apart.

When My Mom replaced Her's and Dads toothbrushes, She was sure it went without saying that the Purple was her's and the dark green his.
Well before she knew it the purple one dad had used and now Moms stuck with the dark green one. She was so upset. And Dads not colorblind.LOL.


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Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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