I did the only thing I knew of, so I headed for the store and got him some Clearasil Foaming face wash. I proudly displayed it by his sink and waited until the evening to tell him about it. Of course he didn't even notice it and when I pointed it out he asked me why I got him peach colored hand soap.
I explained to him that now that he was getting older he was going to have to take better care of his skin. The kids take their showers at night and I've tried to get them in the habit of washing their faces in the morning before school, but you know how that goes. I told dear son that every morning before he comes downstairs to wash his face w/warm water and use the Clearasil face wash.
A few days later noticed his face looked oily.
Mom: "Gray have you been using your face wash every morning?"
Son: " No, I've been using it at night instead before my shower"
Mom: "That's why I bought it for you...to use every morning since you shower at night"
Son: "Well it made my face sticky so I use it at night"
Mom: "It shouldn't make your face sticky...are you sure you washed of it off completely?"
Son: "I'm supposed to wash it off?"
Mom: (blank stare....cue the cricket sounds)
Son: (blushing and then laughing)
Mom: "Well honey didn't you read the directions?"
Son: "Yes, but I thought it meant to wash it off my hands"
Gotta love him!
See it just goes to show you that no matter what age they are they will always still need us!