Thursday, October 6, 2011

To Wash or Not to Wash

My 13 year-old daughter and I have an ongoing disagreement regarding how often she should wash herself and her hair.

I'm in the camp of taking a shower every day. As for hair washing, it depends on your hair. I wash my hair every other day so it doesn't get dry and frizzy. My daughter's hair tends toward the oily side, so she should wash her hair every day.

My daughter does NOT want to wash her hair every day. She says, "It's a waste of time. And I hate getting wet!"

So, should I let her go about life being a little greasy? Even when a faint aroma begins to bloom? Or should I insist on a daily shower?

Maybe I should just be glad that she doesn't swing the other direction and spend hours in the bathroom every morning.

What do you think?

(P.S. In this photo she is purposely dressed like a greaser from The Outsiders.)

Mama’s Losin’ It


  1. Wait! There are people who take daily showers?

    These must not be people who children under 10.

    So what was your question again?

  2. er..."who HAVE children under 10".

  3. I don't wash my hair everyday, but I don't sweat alot and end up with icky hair.

  4. Ah, yes. I remember the days of no showering. Once, I was so desperate, I put Juliana in her bouncy seat in the bathroom with me and showered as fast as I could!

  5. My oldest is 10. She rolls her eyes when it's time for bed and I say shower. Initially I didn't understand why one would insist on NOT bathing. Don't you WANT to smell good? Yes, sometimes I skip a day but...what?...that's beside the is NOT the same thing...are you even wearing deodorant? B/c when I skip, I at least still put on deodorant.

    Wait...what was your question?

  6. I shouldn't be so hasty about my showering rant. I didn't shower today. Oops.

  7. in most cases, a 13-year-old needs to shower daily, if nothing more than to give you a break from the sassiness ;)

  8. Dianne, you crack me up! It's true though. Stick them in the shower to get a sassy-break.