I Smell Like a Man

August 15, 2008 at 8:40 am 2 comments

I just got back from taking my new middle schooler to school.  On the way, he wanted to stop by Rite Aid and pick up some body spray like his friend had yesterday.  He’d hopped in the van yesterday and said, “Do I smell good, Mom?”  I said, “Whoa!  Yeah!  What is that?”

We tried all sorts of “Ace” and other brands with scents like “After Hours”, “Lucky”, and “Endurance”.  Not only did the title stink for a 12 year old, but the scents stank!  Whew!  We were cracking up trying to find new body parts to try out scents.

I decided the Red Zone Old Spice sounded pretty good, and smelled the best.

Now, I seriously need a shower and some Bath & Body Works relief.

UPDATE: I should point out that his current concern is that they have gym and pretty intense phys ed requirements for 9 weeks, and none of them want to quit games to shower…I’m actually thankful for the concern!  (And that it does not yet involve other reasons!)


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  • 1. Cindy  |  August 15, 2008 at 8:50 am

    My girl, you just don’t know what all is coming up. Red Zone by Old Spice is a good choice. My guys like it and the various flavors smell good. Watch out with some of these changes. It won’t be long before YOU’LL be experiencing “The Girlfriend Factor”. Life really gets interesting at that point! 🙂

  • 2. graceisenough  |  August 16, 2008 at 9:35 am

    Too funny! I remember going through that with J as well. It kinda made me sad when we went through that…just another reminder of how fast they grow up. I’m hoping we have a few more years before C&L decide they need to “smell good”!

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