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Tuesday, October 05, 2010

A Change of Topic

Today's blog post was supposed to be about Metro. Metro's sleeves to be precise, but something happened yesterday to pre-empt that blog post. We will return you to your regularly scheduled blog posts on Wednesday.

Yesterday Caleb was home sick. He wasn't super sick, just sick enough to feel puny and be off his food, and its sometimes hard to decide how sick someone is the first thing in the morning. He's better now. The problem with being sick on Monday is that I do grocery shopping on Mondays. Short of hospitalization and/or loss of limb, grocery shopping on Mondays is pretty mandatory. So Caleb got drug along to the grocery store. I had been meaning to get him to the store for a while now so he could pick out a deodorant. I have been asking around to other mom's who have boys older than Caleb and the consensus seems to be to start your son wearing deodorant before they need it so that by the time they really do need it, they are already in the habit of wearing it. Most agree that sometime around 4th grade is a good time to start. Caleb is in 4th grade this year, so I decided he could start wearing it as soon as I could get him to the store to find one he liked. So we toodled off to the Men's Deodorant Section to find him one and started sniffing deodorants. We got all the way through the Old Spice scents (great commercials) and the Degree scents and he didn't like any of them. At this point I realized there might be a problem because there are probably only 4 or 5 scent families in men's deodorant anyway, and we had sniffed at least 10 different products. In an effort to figure out what was going on, we had the following conversation:

Me: What kind of scent are you looking for here? Maybe we can narrow it down.

Caleb: Cookies.

Me: Remind me when we get to the snack aisle, let's focus on deodorant now.

Caleb: No, cookie scent. (He's completely serious. He's looking for cookie scented deodorant.)

Me: Honey (trying not to laugh), they don't make cookie scented deodorant.

He thought about it for a minute.

Caleb: What about barbeque?



Anonymous Jessica said...

Hahaha! I can't help with a cookie scented deodorant, but Tom's of Maine and other "natural" type products make vanilla and cinnamon type scents... Maybe that would be an acceptable substitute!

10:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think your boy is genius. I wouldn't mind a cookie scented deodorant! Maybe not so much with the barbecue though :)

My first thought was if Demeter can com up with all those perfumes, *someone* must be making a cookie deodorant. A little poking around with Google turned up a website called the Body Bakery with a deodorant line called Arm Candy. All of the scents seem to be inspired by baked goods. I'm a little curious now I must say...

10:39 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

When my husband and I started dating, I asked him if there was any perfume he particularly liked. He said if I could find one that smelled like cheeseburgers, that would be great. Must be a guy thing. ;)

10:54 AM  
Blogger Tiny Tyrant said...

Bacon. Find him one scented like bacon. ;-) You'd never lose him as Finn would be stuck to his side like glue.

Love him.

4:04 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

I would so wear a cookie scented deodorant!

4:56 PM  
Blogger 8rmine said...

Now that I have changed pants. I have to say that I have 2 boys who will be going through the same thing in a few years. Please keep me posted on how this turns out. I like the bacon scented deodrant idea!

5:29 PM  
Anonymous Lynne said...

LMAO! Maybe he could just dab a little vanilla extract behind his ears?

7:14 PM  
Blogger (formerly) no-blog-rachel said...

Oh too funny!

7:43 PM  
Anonymous Robby said...

They say that the aroma of pumpkin pie and doughnuts (seriously!) have aphrodisiac qualities for the male species. Maybe the boy is just following nature?

7:51 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

Oh my God, that's hilarious, and totally charming.

1:20 PM  

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