Monday, July 9, 2007

The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum

Don't read too much into this question, but does anyone happen to know the exact amount of time a child can go without a bath? Is there a particular point in time where lack of bathing becomes potentially injurious to their health? That being said, I do happen to recall many moons ag at summer camp, when my brother Neil went for about three weeks. I'll never forget the call from my father -- "walk in that g-ddamn bunk and hold him under the water if you have to."

Not that I haven't bathed mine yet, mind you. I wouldn't dare. I'm simply curious. And ps. April, the smell you'll note when you enter the house ... well, according to WIkipedia ALL smells dissipate over time.


Bummer health related news today for a very close member of our family. It's not appropriate for me to write on this yet, but if that person should happen to be reading these words, know that we all love you very much and you are foremost in our thoughts. I think that's all I have in me tonight; this news has kind of knocked the winds out of my sails. More tomorrow, including my initial thoughts on the Tour de France (the race doesn't really start until Saturday's first big climb).


Crazymamaof6 said...

bummer on the bad news! health crap is as you know really crappy! wishing your family member healthy thoughts. and a clam spirit.

ON to bathing kids, i have a few who choose to go a few days ( more like a week ) i have to force them in there.
and if they aren't visibly dirty, and don't stink, i let it go. mother of the year that i am.

howardsol said...

you are the best, crazymama! hey -- when are you going to guest blog your story? I will hit you offline about this.