Parenting Fail – Soap vs. Shampoo

Somewhere along the way Husband and I neglected to successfully define and differentiate between the two body washing products used in our house – soap and shampoo.

This was only recently discovered, and quite by accident.  You see, both boys got haircuts last weekend.  Cody just had a trim and some layering as he wants to continue to grow it out.  Carter, on the other hand, got it cut quite short.

The first post haircut shower, Carter’s hair, short as it was, still managed to tangle.  It was maddening, impossible – but there it was.  It was also dry to the point of being almost brittle.  It was only after I specifically asked him exactly how he washed his hair that the soap vs. shampoo parenting fail was revealed. 

Carter, who is about two weeks shy of his 9 year old birthday, has been diligently washing his body with shampoo and his hair with Irish Spring deodorant soap.  Nine years, nine! Oh, how I hang my head…

I have always wondered why Carter’s hair has had a propensity for tangling – now I know.

On the bright side, at least his hair does not sweat!

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I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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7 Responses to Parenting Fail – Soap vs. Shampoo

  1. Oh my goodness. I’ll bet it would be quite pleasant to wash one’s body with sudsy shampoo, however.

  2. This is hilarious. Laughed out very loudly. At least, hear smelled good for longer every time. X

  3. Jodi Stone says:

    Oh my gosh. I’ve heard of people using soap in their hair, but never shampoo on their bodies!

    • shoes says:

      It is a slippery slope, Jodi! Sorry but it had to be said. 😉

    • shoes says:

      BTW, I tried once again to comment on your blog, and it continues to tell me my comment looks like spam and tells me to go back and correct my information. ARGH!! Even my tech Husband (who, in his defense does not do the bloggy thing) can’t figure it out. It makes me so sad…

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