Sunday, August 31, 2008

Naked Strike's New Twist

Managements talks with Demon Baby have deteriorated further.

Went to my pastor-friend's house last night for dinner. Demon Baby stripped out of his shirt, complaining about a "tag"--which did not exist.

"But it's itchy."

"It can't be. This shirt has no tag."

Multiple times I had to stop him from stripping out of the rest of his clothes, but he did remain shirtless.

But the new twist?

He now is giving up bathing.

"I want to see how stinky I can get."

Day 1. Not bad.

Day 2. Still not bad.

Day 3. A little ripe.

Day 4. Noxious. So I get to wrestle Demon Baby into the bathtub today. I just can't stand the stench. AND, I am equally confident that he wouldn't care HOW long he went without a bath.

I may have to bring in labor scabs. Some fake kid to take his place just so I can have a moment's peace.


Suzanne Perazzini said...

Well, he's certainly got your attention with this new trick of nakedness and stinkiness. One smart kid. Most just have tantrums. He's inventive.

laughingwolf said...

definitely a 'loki' in the making! :O lol

spyscribbler said...

It must be a trend, LOL! This is completely not related and not at all any sort of remark about you or your parenting, because Demon is what, two, LOL? But I've noticed a "stinky" trend. Even up to about 6th, 7th grade and beyond. When I first started teaching, no kid ever stank. Nowadays, children seem to regularly go days between showers. It's strange. I don't know what it is.

And I teach "upscale" (whatever that means) kids. They just stink under their designer fashions. It perplexes me.

Melanie Avila said...

Oh, Erica, you poor thing. I think Suzanne might be on to something.

Erica Orloff said...

The ridiculous thing is he is SURROUNDED by family 24/7. He was BORN the center of attention after a nearly 10-year gap between babies.


Erica Orloff said...

laughing wolf:
Oh yeah. The trickster god of stench.

Erica Orloff said...

That was the funniest comment. Yes, it seems to be a middle school trend, which speaks to his . . . percociousness.

However, his 13 year old brother is NOT stenchy. Just Demon.


Erica Orloff said...

He is very ripe.

Robin said...

I do think kids are getting smellier. My boys went through a "lying about brushing their teeth phase". Kevin sat down with me to get help with math, and I got a whiff of stench so bad that I was afraid my nose would leap off my face in protest. Now he likes girls, so the fangs get polished.
How about a female Demon Baby, who doesn't approve of smelly boys or nakedness? Remember when Bugs Bunny dressed up as a female Tazmanian Devil? This a time honored form of trickster-ism.

Erica Orloff said...

That's hilarious.

As for a female Demon Baby, I believe the mold was broken when he was born. :-)

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