Thursday, March 20, 2014
My 9-year-old-soon-to-be-10-year-old son, Braden just took a shower. After he got out and dressed, he came up to me and gave me a hug and I got a whiff of his hair. Gross! Had.not.been.washed. So I asked him if he washed his hair and he said yes. I clarified, "Did you shampoo your hair?" The truth was revealed, but he had good kid reasoning in progress. He said no, but he had stayed in there under the water for a long time. Obviously, the water cleaned him for him so he didn't have to bother actually using any sort of cleaning media. I told him to get back in the shower and shampoo his hair and while he was on his way I asked him if he's bothered to wash his body with soap. Looking appropriately guilty he confessed he had not. REALLY?!?!?! Double EW! Apparently, we need to focus more attention on developing his problem solving and reasoning skills.