"Yeah, I brushed them."
I catch the look. The look that means I should press him again.
"Really?" I look at him square in the eye. "Because they're looking in your mouth later and we're not coming home beforehand."
"Awwww, man...." he says, as he drops his backpack and makes his way back down the hall towards the bathroom.
"I brushed mine super-good, Mommy," Audrey announces, as she comes up to me. "Yeah?" "Smell my breath."
I hesitate but know I will need to do this. Semi-holding my breath, I lean forward and stick my nose into the lion's mouth.
"Maybe you should go have another shot at that too," I tell her.
Note to self: Next time, hold your breath. And add bubblegum to breakfast.