Yep! I think the reason they don't have to many books on hygene is because everyone knows they will grow out of it sooner or later. Why bother trying to push it. They won't take a shower, change there underwear, change their clothes, brush their teeth, wash their face, comb their hair, or put any kind of soap product on their bodies unless you are giving them the death sentence. Even that doesn't always work.
I am glad I am not alone in this endeavor. :) Now we could talk about shoes! UGH!!! brand new shoes and they smell like boy! !000% stinky boy. Not sure what I should do about those. Did I mention they were new???
Maybe I should load them down with old spice. :) I had to smile @ the mention of old spice. That brought back memories. Every year I bought my dad something old spice. One year it was one of those mugs of shaving cream you make foam up with a brush. He loved it.
I had to laugh about the shaving razor also.... Because just this evening my son 8 was asking me how to shave his face. My other son chimed in that he knows how to do it because he has been doing it for years. My husband and I had to laugh.... Years???? Where were we? It was one of those plastic razors that came in a scooby doo shaving kit... Razor is plastic and doesn't have a blade! LOL.. So anyway, I had to explain tonight that my son doesn't have whiskers yet so he doesn't need to shave. :) Maybe we will let him practice since he may develop those premature hairs on his chin..... That maybe the only way to get him to wash his face... :)
What I have learned tonight. 1) Let children play with razors and shaving cream to get a clean face.
2), Let kids play in the swimming pool and sprinkler and wash the car and dishes often. Provide a bucket and some super soaker guns just to make sure that the bubbles come off when you dump out the water. :)
3) Hide favorite stash of clothing and underwear when they are in the shower so they don't put them back on. :)
4) Let your daughter remind the boys how stinky they are every day to encourage them to smell themselves.
5) start giving out deoderant like it is candy at an early age.
6) require less clothing when going on camp trips
7) Hold your breath when opening up camp clothing bags upon return.
8)require shampoo and soap at every bathing, use pump action dispensers and do a smell check to see if they used them
9) Ones attitude does reflect ones hygene and that even the best of mothers can't do much about it.
#10) Boys will be Boys no matter where they are, who they are they won't change until they are interested in girls!
Thanks for all the laughs girls. I sure did enjoy reading about all of your wonderful boys
BTW When I was in High School there was a classroom of kids that gave a jar full of toe nails and toe jam to one of the teachers for Christmas... I guess they meant to send their very best! :)