January 14, 2008

My Mr. Clean or at least... Part of Him

You know how some parents talk about some of their kids changing into many outfits during a day?

Well Bones does that with underwear.

What is up with that?

I have come to the conclusion that he wakes up in the morning and changes his underwear and then at night, after he showers, he gets new underwear again.

Good Grief.

He is the Un-Commando. He never has to worry about his underwear being clean if he gets in a car accident...

Posted by Boudicca at January 14, 2008 09:06 PM | TrackBack

Bou, I have to say, I'm the same way... something about getting out of a shower all clean and fresh..it requires clean clothes, or it ruins the whole vibe of the shower. :)

Posted by: Brian at January 14, 2008 10:25 PM

I'm with Brian and Bones.

Posted by: Peggy U at January 15, 2008 03:14 AM

Tot still changes his underwear after every bathroom break. I'm just lucky he has enough.

Posted by: vw bug at January 15, 2008 06:19 AM

My daughter would change her clothes every hour or so when she was 2 years old. It cracked me up when I took her to preschool at the age of 3 and the teacher said "did you know she can't put her coat on?" I looked at the teacher and said - "she's got your number, she can change every stitch of her clothing". Then I called my daughter over and made her apologize to the teacher. Ha!

Now my son, I had to hide his dirty clothes, he always wanted to wear the same thing. LOL.

Posted by: Teresa at January 15, 2008 04:20 PM

Brian and Peggy- OH! I miswrote. What I meant was this need to change them twice a day. Yes, most definitely getting out of the shower! Good Lord, yes, but as soon as he wakes up? Twice a day... sometimes three times a day.

VW- We went through that! I think we just got over the whole 'stripping every time we had to go' deal. Good Grief.

Teresa- Oh and that's the kicker, clean underwear... but the same clothes, over and over and over. Clean underwear but jeans that will walk by themselves. Clean underwear but a tshirt that is soiled... blech!

Posted by: Bou at January 15, 2008 04:43 PM

I never thought I'd hear a momma complainin' about too many changes of under drawers... Don't worry Bou, he'll learn... ;) And you'll have a lot less laundry.

Posted by: RedNeck at January 15, 2008 06:48 PM

Well ... Also he isn't 12 yet. That seems to be the age they go through the pig phase. Fortunately, I got a relatively mild dose of it compared to what some mothers have. I remember a conversation between my daughter and two of her friends, in which they were boasting about their filthy achievements. My daughter started it off by telling the others she hadn't washed her hair the entire week - she let the swimming pool do it for her (ew!). The next friend boasted that she hadn't brushed her teeth in at least that long a time. The last one said she wore the same pair of underwear for a month, until her mom made her put them in the burn barrel!

One of my friend's daughters came home from school with a bar of soap - a gift from her teacher. Apparently, the students in her classroom were so noxious that the teacher bought a case of soap, gave each student a bar, and instructed them on how to use it!

When our oldest son was in that phase, so were all his bazillions of friends. Ever wondered what a herd of yeti might smell like? Probably like a group of twelve-year-old boys who've been cooped up in a poorly-ventilated room playing video games. Now oldest boy showers twice a day when he can get away with it.

We have one left who is at the trailing edge of that phase (never trims his nails!), and one who hasn't got there yet.

BTW, cleanliness is a wonderful thing, as long as you're not on metered water.

Posted by: Peggy U at January 15, 2008 10:29 PM

I have a 17yo son who changes his several times a day. I think the extra laundry is a very small price to pay for him being so clean. He never went through a phase of not changing.

Posted by: Lori at January 16, 2008 12:54 AM

Ah, that's different. :) I think the others are right, you'll come to appreciate that if it keeps up.

Posted by: Brian at January 16, 2008 10:15 AM

Funny you should mention this, as I had just seen a comic strip on the web somewhere of a little boy talking to his mom, saying it doesn't matter if he gets into an accident and is wearing clean underwear, because he's going to shit his pants anyways.

Posted by: Erica at January 16, 2008 03:33 PM