(Courtney!! YOU WON!! Email me asap so we can send you the goodies!! Thanks to all for entering!!)
I don't remember the first time I realized the true differences between boys and girls in terms of hygiene, but I do remember the smells. If I were in charge of finding new ways to torture enemies on the battlefield, I would recruit a group of mothers and we would make a list that would enable us to RULE THE WORLD.
I'm talking about field hockey socks worn from morning 8:00 a.m until 6:00 p.m. during a field hockey tournament in the sweltering heat. That'll kill someone at 20 yards. And boys don't have to do ANYTHING, and their smell is just as powerful. Combine that with 50 ounces of AXE and we could conquer an army of Genghis Kahn's. (Bare-handed.)
A group of moms recently hosted a discussion over at The Motherhood, and we listened, laughed, swapped stories and were encouraged by the many stories and insights we had in common! (Have you ever been over? Go visit- they are amazing.) It was hosted by none other than Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wanna Bees, and Boys and Other Hazardous Materials. The recap is here, if you would like to take a peek!
I am happy to offer one of you a glorious gift bag from Unilever, who sponsored this lively discussion! In addition to samples of deodorant (gold, people) and Rosalind's BOOKS, you will also receive an amazing Vera Bradley Bag!
What is your job? Okay, here's your list of choices. Do one, all or NONE. And yes, you can enter as often as you like, and I WILL use the randomizer to choose the winner AS I ALWAYS DO. I wasn't shouting, merely being clear. It's my teacher voice.
1. Say a prayer for Anna and her family, and go here to see how her Margaret is lifting them up.
2. Read twenty of my old posts. In random order.
3. Take my dog for a walk, feed my cat, and send me a shipment of heating oil. Apparently it's NOT free.
4. Tell me a funny story about Show and Hell. ("Are there any prisons or comets?" from yesterday.)
5. Make me laugh. Please. I'm BEGGING YOU. (Depression hurts.)
But the only MUST DO?? Visit the Motherhood. Tell 'em vodka sent ya.