Monday, December 6, 2010


What is it about boy-children that makes them completely averse to taking a shower? Take this evening for instance. At dinner I reminded the boys that they had to take showers tonight. Immediately both of them commenced with the reasons why they didn't need to, it wasn't their day, yada yada yada.

Really? The rule-of-thumb around here for the children is a shower every other day whether you need it or not. Exceptions include sports practice days, days of excessive heat that leads to excessive sweating, and accidents of all kinds. 48 hours isn't a stretch, right?

And while were on the subject, what's up with not being able to smell your own pits? Once that stink hits, BOY does it hit. How can you not smell that? Why must they insist on NOT using deodorant? (OK, well, only one of them, but in the interest of anonymity...)

Once upon a time a sniff of their heads was enough to know for sure, but now sometimes you just need to be in the vicinity....

I think that I read on a blog somewhere that boys of this age do this but Holy Toledo I never thought that it would be my own. Do you have boys? Do they fight you on taking showers? What was your solution?


I'm honestly thinking that having them smell like Axe would be better than this. Oy.

Headless Mom


Debby@Just Breathe said...

I am really sorry about that. It may be time for a shower everyday, rain or shine! It is amazing how most boys just don't care. Good luck on this one. Need a clothes pin for your nose?

Issas Crazy World said...

Um...I have two younger brothers. I will honestly tell you that they won't care, at all, until they have a girlfriend. Then? You'll be reminding them that there are other people in the house and no they can't take three showers a day.

Rocks In The Wash said...

We have the opposite problem; our boys LOVE the shower. I finally, at one point, had to give them a timer and they weren't to exceed the set amount of time. I seriously think they'd live in the shower if they could. [Remember the Seinfeld episode when Kramer wanted to cook, etc.. in the shower?]

kyooty said...

YES! again you are not alone. Once I get the middle boy in? he wont get out but getting him in is like pulling teeth that aren't meant to come out.
The oldest? "uhhhhh mommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm" really? is that hat hard? he also doesn't want to shampoo his head or use any facial cleansers. The cleansers are needed because are at the oily nose stage of life. :(