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.
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?