I don’t even know why I bother trying to teach my kids cleanliness. I mean, they are BOYS. And truthfully, they always seem to be sporting grass-stains, dirty fingernails and muddy faces.
Actual argument with my son last night:
Me: You are filthy, child. Make sure to clean yourself up before you go to bed.
Young Jedi: Why? Nobody is going to SEE me. It is not like the newspaper is going to come and take a PICTURE of me or anything.
Me: That doesn’t matter. I’m trying to teach you important PERSONAL HYGIENE habits. Girls aren’t going to like you if you don’t clean up, dude.
Young Jedi: Mom, I’m NINE YEARS OLD. It is not like I’m going to be dating anybody until I’m 15. Sheesh.
So that settles it I guess. He will be filthy until he is 15. Excellent.