Tuesday, September 20, 2011

the down and dirty

Since Sam has been old enough to complain, he has let us know his displeasure in all things dirty.  On his first birthday when we were hoping to get lots of cute photos of him covered in icing, he cried to have his hands wiped when they got shoved in the cake by his uncles.  He's never changed.  His room is immaculate with never an unmade bed or clothes on the floor.  His school notebooks look, at the end of the year, as they did on the first day. 

Now, at 14, he's a rough and tough football player.

Mark brought these new gloves home from the States for him.  He wore them for one practice...and they got dirty.  He asked me last night if I could work my magic with my Tide to Go on the dirty spots of his gloves.

As I laboriously worked on the stains this morning, I got a kick out of the whole situation.

I don't know if he should be allowed to play football, do you??