Nine Lives & Onions
They say a cat has nine lives, and my husband affectionately refers to me as his cat...oh the double entendre here, but the kids don't have to know about that until they get waaaay older. In our family of 4, two of us are cats and two of us are dogs...what I mean by that is, my husband and daughter are like a puppy dog when they give affection...very in your face, all over you, totally overwhelming, smooching like if you don't cover every square inch of a face with slobber, it wasn't done correctly so you must begin all over again...you know, just to make sure you didn't miss a spot with germs and drool.
My son and I are the cats in the family...totally content with a solid smooch and hug and then happy to saunter off into the corner to... you know do cat stuff... like having space and enjoying not being held down and tortured with the affectionate energy of a growing puppy... all the time... probably the real subconscious reason why I won't get the kids a puppy dog...but the things about cats is sometimes, they come around and surprise you every once in a while. Once we've had some quiet time to reflect and miss you, we get that wild hair and suddenly are off at full speed chasing imaginary prey, pawing and pouncing at every corner. (If you have never witnessed this in person, it is a riot, google funny cat videos and see what rabbit hole that leads you down...for hours...might I add)
My son, who is the other cat like me, is approaching his birthday this week and he will finally be in double digits. I have to remind him sometimes to put on his deodorant because he is at that age where he smells like onions if he forgets. I asked him if anyone else in his class smelled like onions and he said, YES! He told me last week that he has a new "girlfriend" and I listened to him talking about her saying she was very kind and sweet. I reminded him that girls like boys that are gentlemen and also ones that smell good too. Then I noticed I didn't have to remind him as much to put on his deodorant and he has been using his dad's cologne before going to bed at night after his shower. (I think the training is working!)
This got me thinking again about how many parents don't buy deodorant for their children because they think it is too dangerous for their kids. Soooooo, that means that they know it is not good for their kids and yet they will put it on their bodies. That doesn't make any sense to me. Why not buy something that works and is safe for the kids too? Enter in Shoogie Natural Deodorant! Which I am about to ship out 8 jars of the glorious paste to some Etsy customers that want to smell good and not harm their bodies with toxic chemicals. I say, give the paste a try, or let your kids give it a try. In so many scents or in no scent if you prefer unscented, there's a deodorant for everyone...and I make custom scent blends just for you if you want something more personalized, or have certain allergies to different items. Check out the deodorant paste today and get yourself and your kiddos smelling fresh: www.shoogiecompany.com
I can't wait to meet my son's girlfriend tonight, because he sure has been remembering to keep things fresh and clean since. Like most of our grandma's used to say, "Cleanliness is next to Godliness", I'll say Yes to that if it helps my son not smell like onions when he gets in the car from car line... now I just have to get my puppy dog daughter prepped for when she has to start wearing it too.