With the very willing help of some of our Awesome Kids, Carol emptied an entire tube of toothpaste onto a plate. We observed how easy it was to get the toothpaste out. But then Carol asked if someone could put all the toothpaste back into the tube. Izak volunteered to have a go, and it proved rather tricky.
Carol said that words are a bit like toothpaste. They come out very easily, but they are hard to put back. Sometimes we say things without thinking, and our words can be hurtful.
We then have to stop and say to our neighbour, I'm sorry, will you forgive me?
Hopefully every time we brush our teeth, we will be reminded that we need to think before we speak, and use kind words that build one another up.
Check out the toothpaste video: