Do Turtles Wear Deodorant?…Gina’s favorites
by Gina Valley
My pack and I are traveling, visiting family, and just hanging out and laughing together.
This week we’re staying with my parents
As I have planned to be busy being unbusy and unplanned, I’ve gone through my posts and queued up favorites to keep you in giggles while I’m hanging with my pack.
I hope you enjoy this Gina’s Favorites.
And, I hope you stop and take time to hang out with and laugh with your loved ones, too.
Thank you for reading and sharing.
Laugh Out Loud!
Today’s Gina’s Favorites post is my Do Turtles Wear Deodorant? post. You can read my Do Turtles Wear Deodorant? post below in its entirety, or, for you hardcore readers, click on one of these magic links to read my Do Turtles Wear Deodorant? post in its original location.
Either way, I’ll meet you at Do Turtles Wear Deodorant?. You bring the Ice cream (it’s hot today!). I’ll bring the laughs.
Do Turtles Wear Deodorant?
Each night before I go to bed, I toss the load of laundry I put into the washer after dinner into the dryer. It’s really one of those on auto-pilot “do it without thinking” kind of things.
There is a bookcase along one of the walls of the hall that leads to our laundry room. Our turtles live in an aquarium on top of the bookcase. Last night as I raced by on my way to attempt to get closer to laundry Nirvana I noticed a stick of deodorant next to the tank.
Why is there deodorant next to the turtles’ tank? Do turtles wear deodorant?
Upon closer inspection I recognized the deodorant as belonging to Son#2.
So, I, apparently having forgotten how very unsatisfying the explanations given by children are, decided to ask Son#2 for an explanation.
Me to son#2: Why is your deodorant on the bookcase by the turtle tank?
Son#2: Because that’s closer to the dryer.
This, in his opinion, was a thorough, light-shedding explanation. He started to head up the stairs toward his bedroom. I wanted a bit more sun to shine on the topic. I held onto his sweat shirt to slow his escape.
Me: Hang on a second. You have to explain that or I am going to have a stroke.
Son#2: What’s a stroke?
Me: You won’t like it. It ends with me drooling. A lot. Explain.
Son#2: Since it’s cold, I get up an hour early each morning and put my clothes in the dryer so they’re nice & warm when I put them on. I have to put on my deodorant after I put on my clothes so I need it close.
Son#2: In the big basket.
Me: The big basket? That’s the dirty clothes hamper. It’s full of dirty laundry. Why don’t you just bring them in the house?
Son#2: I don’t have time. I have to get ready for school. That’s why I keep my deodorant there. So I’m not late for school.
Me: But, you’re coming in the house anyway.
Son#2: Well, I didn’t think of that.
The deodorant is next to the turtle tank so Son#2 won’t be late to school. (note: Son#2 is usually late to school anyway. Perhaps deodorant location isn’t the problem)
The unending laundry at our house is being supplemented each morning by a child who is adding a clean load to the dirty stuff.
And, if I wasn’t already too busy washing clean laundry, I think I would have a stroke today just so I could drool on that child!
Laugh Out Loud!
What confusing behavior do your family members exhibit? Have you received a crazy explanation for seemingly simple behavior? Shoot me a comment. I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.