Do you still use the same toothpaste your family used when you were young? I do. But the brand loyalty breaks down in our family, because SO DOES JEFF. And it's not the same brand. It's like when two people with hyphenated names marry each other. What then?
And it is strong stuff, people. Jeff has pretty much relinquished all household-related brand choices to me. I shop, I cook, I feed bubba. He uses the soap and shampoo that I pick. Laundry detergent? Dish soap? No problem. But will he use my toothpaste (Crest)? No way. Somehow, he finds time for his own little secret toothpaste shopping trips (Colgate, that too-creamy too-minty second rate product, whatever). I know him, and I keep thinking that one day he will succumb to convenience and start using my Crest. But he won't. And likewise, I have adopted several of his brand loyalties. Salad dressing. Pan scrubbers. Flexible, that's my middle name. But will I switch to Colgate? No way, man.
Poor bubba. So far we (and by we, I mean I) have chosen a third option for him.
But I'm afraid one day he might want to try the grownup toothpaste. It will be a fork in the road for him, for sure. And what is life growing up with a house full of different toothpastes? It is bleak indeed.