When do children learn proper hygiene?
I’ve been bathing them since the day returned from the hospital and we still haven’t mastered the bath/shower routine. FringeBoy showers each morning without being told, but he rarely uses soap and never washes his hair. He thinks I should be pleased that he allowed hot water to rinse and warm him.
FringeGirl uses soap. She paints the tile walls with it, draws pictures on the plastic shower liner, and always washes the tub. By the smell of things, the soap doesn’t always make it to the stinkiest parts. She does use shampoo and conditioner, not necessarily in that order; however, she doesn’t rinse the soap out of her hair.
Have you ever attempted to blow-dry a clump of conditioner? It can’t be done. She inevitably returns to the shower for a second rinse and spin cycle.
You would think her problem could easily be solved by my rinsing her hair. Can’t be done! I cannot enter the bathroom after the hot water has been running for more than 3 seconds.
FRIZZ – this is exactly what happens to my hair with the slightest bit of humidity. Now imagine me entering a steamy bathroom to rinse FringeKid’s hair. Do you know how long I spend making my hair straight?
Of course you don’t. It’s a tedious job that requires pliable cement and an abundance of patience. I hate it!
Fortunately after I straighten my hair, It will last for 2-3 days. Not gross when your hair is as dry as the straw they feed cows. (Do they feed cows straw?)
Trust me, nobody knows when I’m wearing yesterday’s hair.
I just want my kids to use soap on their bodies, shampoo in their hair, and rinse. Is that asking too much?