September 12, 2007

Snips, Snails, Puppy Dogs' Tails and Rough Skin?

"Moooooom!" wailed my seven year old from the bathroom, "Is there any other soap I can use? I don't want my skin to be smooth and silky."

He's trying to grow up and be a man. Apparently, he's decided that manly men do not use soap that advertises its skin smoothing qualities. He hasn't learned yet that real men suck it up and use whatever soap the women in their life choose to purchase.

I made it clear that since there was only one type of soap available, he would be using it. He grumbled, but finally washed up.

And then I heard another howl, "But I don't have dry, frizzy, unmanageable hair!"

Where do I find soap that makes your skin rough and scaly and your hair limp and messy?


As a former seven-year-old boy myself, I'm impressed that he thought to complain about it, and not just forego soap altogether.

Posted by: Brian at September 12, 2007 05:11 AM

It's that whole teaching-them-to-read thing! :>

Posted by: Amy at September 12, 2007 06:43 AM

so precious. and yet manly. heheh. this is great. thanks for the morning chuckle. maybe throw him a bar of "Dial for Men"??

Posted by: Tricia at September 12, 2007 06:45 AM

Do they still make Lava soap bars? That's the first thing that sprang to mind. Then you may want to get him some of the anti-dandruff shampoo that smells like tar. Actually, he could use the Lava for his hair as well! He will come out of the bath all "glowing".

Posted by: MarcV at September 12, 2007 10:32 AM

It's never too early for soap-on-a-rope.

Posted by: skinnydan at September 12, 2007 11:00 AM

I needed that laugh. All too soon he will be asking for Axe-type products and trying to learn how to shave around his adam's apple. (My son asked me how to do that today.)

Posted by: Earth Girl at September 12, 2007 04:27 PM