Sunday, March 19, 2006

Dear Peter,

How are you doing? I hope you are well. I am pondering a question this evening and I hope you can help me. What is it with boys not wanting to bathe? Seriously, you can hint, ask, tell and threaten a boy to take a bath/shower, and he will do everything in his power not to do it. Why!? I had to become the "meanie" today with my dear older nephew. He was told, told mind you, to take a shower and wash his hair. It smelled! Did we tell him that? No, we said, "It is time to take a shower, so go take it". I bet he barely stood under the water. Do boys think it is toxic? We then got rude and said, "You stink! Go take another shower, use soap and wash your hair!" He had the audasity to argue! We had to threaten to actually bathe him ourselves if he did not go back and wash. I guess the embarassment of this would have been too much, because he did go back and shower properly. "Mean Aunt Wendy"! I know we are not the only ones dealing with this. I know other people who have trouble getting boys to bathe properly. Maybe I don't understand because I am female. I don't know. All I know is that now I am "Mean Aunt Wendy", and he smells better and is resting comfortably. I guess I don't mind being known as mean as long as I get those results.

Tell the Lost Boys I said, "Hello", and don't forget to wash behind your ears.

Wendy Darling


Cleggy said...

Ah, you see -- this goes back to the battle of the sexes. Little boys like to see how long they can go avoiding baths until someone complains; usually someone of the opposite gender.

Thankfully, we grow out of that.

WendyDarling said...

Thankfully, we grow out of that.

I am very glad to hear that. :-) I hope it is very soon!! :-)

Laslo Hollyfield said...

What do you mean we grow out of it... I hang on until the Mrs says "Oh My God will you bathe!"