Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Scrub up

Why are kids so f*cking dirty? They revel in their own filth, or maybe they just don't notice it, which I find impossible to believe. Lucian's fingernails are starting to look like something out of the Guinness Book and Anna's face needs a pumice stone just to get back to ground zero. I won't even get into the details of how the bottom half turns out. Usually the dialogue involves me giving a gentle reminder then handing someone a scalding hot washclothe with a few simple instructions.
"Here go wash your nethers."
"Why, I took a shower yesterday?"
"Did you have gym class today?"
"Go scrub up then. You don't want that nasty business hanging around you for another day, do you?"
"You're starting your own business, Mom?"
It shouldn't be this difficult, should it?

1 comment:

  1. No it shouldn't! Glad to know we're not alone.