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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Foto Story Friday #89-- Milestones

We have passed another milestone here:
This is the cupboard above the sink in the bathroom. It has recently had an addition to it. What you might ask? Well, another stick of deodorant was placed on the shelf. Top shelf holds Troy's and mine, bottom shelf holds Shantel and Savanna's and the middle shelf is home to the boys, Cody and Robby. Yep that's right Robby, my 4th grader, has joined the ranks of deodorant wearers.
This is his. Gotta keep them all straight, everyone has their own flavor and brand, so there are no mix-ups.
Now, I really need to tell the story of how we came to this point. A few weeks back, Robby was getting ready to attend a city council meeting with his Grandpa and Cody where they were going to recognize the 100th year of scouting. All the boys, both cubs and boy scouts, were to attend in uniform, present the colors and receive the recognition. Robby was putting his scout shirt on,, in the dining room of all places and as he was buttoning up, he said: "Wow! my armpits stink!" After the fits of laughter passed through the house, I told him it was about time we got him some deodorant ..... next time we got paid. It was all he could talk about and he just didn't understand why I couldn't take him right then to the store after some. Every so often, he would ask about going to get some but was having trouble remembering what it was called and would say: "Mom, when are we going to go get me some detergent?" Which, of course, would send the house into fits of laughter again. Finally, I was able to fulfill his wishes and Sunday morning after his shower he got to apply his first layer of deodorant! Oh wait, let me back up a bit, Saturday night he asked when you put it on and how much to use. I told him after his shower and a few swipes should do him. So, Sunday morning rolls around and he goes in to shower only to come out of the bathroom in a bit of a panic cause he can't find his deodorant. I calmly explained that it was above the sink and all was well.
After 3 hours of church we came home to change clothes and head over to Grandma and Grandpa's house for dinner and he proudly announced to anyone within hearing that his armpits still smelled good! Guess he's sure!

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29 comments:

Mom24 said...

That's very funny and sweet. They do grow up fast, don't they?

Aunt Claudia said...

Love it! Oh, the milestones of growing up! You told the story very well. 'Course one day soon he won't WANT you to be tellin'...haha!

Jaina said...

What a cutie! I love this story :)

Sierra said...

So Funny! I just keep picturing him changing after church and checking for odor control! ROFL

Emily said...

Well, congratulations to him! It's always nice to see boys concerned with their personal hygiene! ;)

Raise Them Up said...

Lol! Love it!

I remember my middle boy trying to apply a roll on for the first time. The cold wetness sent him into hysterical bouts of giggles that errupted every single time he applied it till we switched to solid. Still makes me laugh to think about it.

Cecily R said...

Milestones like this make me laugh. And it IS a milestone!!!

I'm glad his pits were still fresh!

Monica said...

Hahaha! Love that kid!

Chris said...

He's a man now. :)
Now, can you get him to wear it consistently -- that's been our problem...

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

That is so cute and so funny at the same time!!!

latree said...

I would love to hear the announcement, but certainly not to find out how it smells..
very funny!

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

That is hilarious! Glad he's smelling fresh!

Indrani said...

:D Memorable and precious!

Run DMT said...

How cute! How did he pick which brand? Did you have to stand and wait for him to smell each one to find the perfect armpit scent?

I am so scared of this age. My oldest will be nine this fall and I'm dreading the whole body changing-deodorant wearing-bra buying-menstruating stage.

Kelly Deneen said...

LOL! That is too cute!! I was just thinking about this subject this morning (about when kids start wearing deodorant). I guess I'll know. ha!

Are You Serious! said...

♥ Oh yes... No more diapers but now it's deoderant and hair spray and nail polish and and and and and... :)

Life with Kaishon said...

That is SUCH a cute story. I love it! Totally made me smile. he is a cutie for sure. My son gets annoyed when I remind him that he needs deodorant!

Maria Berg said...

6 childen that is a lot - 3 I have and from time to time I think that is a lot,
Have a wounderful weekend full with love, MB

imbeingheldhostage said...

I love it!! It's so sad how fast they grow up.

shortmama said...

Makes me sad to know that this is just around the corner for my oldest!

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

"detergent" - hahaha :) That is too funny.

Krystyn said...

Wow! 4th grade. That seems so early and so close for us. I'm just a little scared.

lisaschaos said...

LOL. I was equally thrilled to read you call it "flavors" I always ask my husband what flavor he wants. lol

Killlashandra said...

Sometimes I think kids grow up too fast, I had similar thoughts when my now 17 year old decided it was time to start shaving her legs several years ago. ;)

angie said...

I'm am not digging my kids growing up. I'm going to cry when I have 5 deodorant sticks in the medicine cabinet. :)

Jenny said...

Too funny! Boys that age wanting to smell fresh is a good thing! Have you ever walked into a classroom after PE? ; )

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Cute! A milestone for sure. Kids are in such a hurry to grow up, aren't they?

Momisodes said...

That is too cute. I just know that you will always smile looking back on this. :)

Honey Mommy said...

What a funny story! We have only two deodorant wearers here... me and my hubby. I'm sure all too soon that will change!