The Today Show. THE Today Show. As of this writing, I’m going to be on it tomorrow morning (Tuesday June 2). Or, if you’re reading this after airtime… then I was on it. Ha. How did this happen? I’m still not sure, but I’m fairly certain that I should now give my two young daughters some kind of commission for making me a mom in the first place. (Thank you Today Show Parenting Team. Read it. Love it.)
As the plan stands now (pre-shooting), my most perky ‘parenting hacks in hotel rooms’ segment includes mind-blowing and life-changing tips for traveling with kids, including how to prevent toddlers from playing in hotel room toilets (yes, it happens fabulous people). Whether the segment went as planned is yet to be determined… ah, the suspense.
But what you didn’t see happen in my hotel room the night before this segment went live on the air (as I write this post) may be an even bigger story. Very easily, one of my most unfabulous fails. UN.FAB.U.LOUS. I’ll let the video below explain:
Let’s all say it together: EWWWWWWW! GROSS. A REAL FAIL. FOR REAL JILL? (I warned you.) Maybe I got dressed again and ran across the street to buy toothpaste. Maybe I called the hotel lobby and they sent up an emergency mini-tube they had on hand. Maybe this whole thing was a rouse just to get you to giggle with me. Or maybe, just maybe, I chewed the gum, did a water-only brush and went to bed. (Maybe that’s the true hack of all parenting hacks.)
And to think I’m the toddler toothbrushing warden at home. And constantly nag my husband to go to the dentist. And am also the daughter of a dentist. Truly unbelievable.
A mom’s gotta do what a mom’s gotta do when it comes to oral hygiene before a TV segment. So I did what I did. What did I do? I’ll never tell…