Wednesday, May 31, 2006

When you give a boy a haircut

When you give a boy a haircut, he will want some super-hold goo to go with it.

He will volunteer to shower each day, to better tend to his hair.

He will develop a little attitude.  A good thing, in a boy who usually wants no attention drawn to himself whatsoever.

He will decide the hair is too much trouble to do everyday, and move on to something else.

Like fragrance.

"What's that?"  he'll ask, as he points to the TAG on the shelf in the store.

(The boy who hates shopping is along for the ride.)

You tell him it's the smelly stuff from the commercial, where the guy is covered with girls within seconds of putting it on.

"Hmm.  How does this one smell?"  he sprays in front of you.

"Mmm.  Works for me.           Wait, eww, I'm your Mom.  But it does smell good."

He starts contemplating how well he'll do with the ladies with it on at school the next day.  He thinks they'll love it.

"I wonder, does my facial and underarm hair make me a man?" as he reads the label, and points out that it says 'for men' on it.

"I don't know, but I do know that the fuss you are making over this qualifies you as a dork."

"Mo-om."  He accidentally sprays it again.  This time, too close to your face. <cough, cough>

"Maybe I'll wear it next time I go to the movies."

"What?"

He grins.  "Don't you want me to  do well with the ladies?"

"I can barely tolerate the idea that you are going to be in jr high, much less the idea that you are doing well with the ladies."

As you are leaving, he giggles, delighted with what he is about to say next.

"I guess you don't want grandchildren."

I nearly stop the van and make him walk home.

Instead, I give him The Look.  I turn up the radio a notch, and put my hand up to my face, blocking my peripheral vision.

"Blinders...blinders."

This makes us both giggle.

"I'm giving that to your Dad once we get home, you know."

"Why does he need it?  He doesn't need to do well with the ladies.  He's already got you."

I took it as a compliment.

He smelled great when I dropped him off at school this morning.

So great, I was coughing all the way home.

11 comments:

jevanslink said...

That's all you need.  A kid in junior high having a paternity test on Maury Povich.  Mrs. L

katie39041 said...

Lol boys dont we just love them. my sons the same with the smellys, it near choke s me out of the house.God help me when he starts shaving.
love and hugs
katie

misscarberry said...

My brother is the same, half a tin of Linx on every morning LOL. He walks outta his bedroom like he's on Stars In Their Eyes :)
Love Sam xXx

robinngabster said...

Awww too cute!  I wish they could grow up slower though...

chseroo said...

Being that my husband is a cologne whore, it came as no surprise that my boys all love cologne already. I have given up all together on wearing perfume most days. Because when I get into the car with all of them, I end up smelling like Ralph Lauren Polo Sport. :)

It is sad to see them maturing so fast though isn't it? Chase is going to be in middles school also.

***Monica

chseroo said...

Being that my husband is a cologne whore, it came as no surprise that my boys all love cologne already. I have given up all together on wearing perfume most days. Because when I get into the car with all of them, I end up smelling like Ralph Lauren Polo Sport. :)

It is sad to see them maturing so fast though isn't it? Chase is going to be in middles school also.

***Monica

screaminremo303 said...

The stuff may smell like someone crapped a daisy, but they sure know how to market it, don't they? I liked the commercial I almost bought some for myself. Then I remembered I'm not allowed to bring home strays.

candlejmr said...

My 7 year old nephew calls cologne "Man Spray" and he, too, is completely addicted!  He has to have his "flip" in the front of his hair and his man spray every morning before he can leave for school.  Now, MY son...if I can get him to wash his face and brush his teeth, its a great day!!  (LOL)

Jeanne

kkasey47 said...

Children..gotta love them............Kasey

tdain2003 said...

Oh my.... they're at that age, huh?  Scary.  
It hurts to think about!  Girls..... with our little guys.... ugggh!
Trace~

ekgillen said...

My son has become such an cologne afficionado that he not only demands certain scents for himself he is becoming very particular about what cologne I wear. :)  God help us when he actually gets interested in girls!!
Gillie