Friday, April 24, 2009

Parenting Advice: How To Know When To Bathe Your Kid

Mommy Tip #120


How to tell when your kid needs a bath:


When they look you directly in the eyes
on a school morning while getting dressed,
with two hands down the back of their panties
digging to China and back,
and speak the words so sincerely... :


"Mom, my butt itches really bad...
ARE WE TAKING BATHS TONIGHT?"


Oh.My.God.


Parents, that could be a sign.



[Identity of above child will remain secret in the chance you ever meet her and are greeted by a handshake.]

15 comments:

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

Right then. *writes it down* Shake...no one's hand...in Susan's household.

That ought to do it.

Swirl Girl said...

holy crap?

Trooper Thorn said...

Only worry when they scratch like that and still deny the need to bathe.

ModernMom said...

Hee Hee. Yep, it's time!

Venom said...

If the bath doesn't immediately address that situation, check for pinworms.

The kids have a nailbrush and know how to use it, right? ;-)

Rachel said...

Or when your daughter sits down next to you and you can smell her. Good indicator.

ChatterScene.com said...

lol.

I have to force my son to bathe.

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wendy said...

I would DITTO that.

Missty said...

Hysterical!! Yep, its time!! Thanks for the laugh!

binks said...

ROFL! How do you tell your grown child its time to bathe?
You stink is just not working anymore.

Scary Mommy said...

Ha! That's just lovely.

I loathe bath time.

Jan @ Struck by Serendipity said...

Woah. Definetly time!

moooooog35 said...

..or more toilet paper.

But a bath wouldn't hurt, either.

Colleen said...

What a great introduction to your blog!!

Gwen said...

Yeah, my kid's done that.