Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Car Pool or Somebody Get Me a Gas Mask!

It seems I have found myself in a very un-organized car pool....thanks to my son. As anyone with teenagers can tell you the bus is very un-cool. They tolerate it their Freshman year because they are thinking....."I am riding the High School bus! I'm in High School! This is so cool!" But by the time their Sophomore year comes around the the bus has lost it's luster. This is where you find me. The 10th Grade Son doesn't want to ride the bus ever again. I started driving him each morning when the school year started a couple of months ago and it was really kind of nice. Just him and me and the dog driving to school. Me sipping on my coffee, the dog so excited to be riding in the car at such an early hour that she can barely stand it, and my son who is not a "morning person" answering my questions with as few words as possible.

Slowly that routine started to change when as we would be walking out the door 10th Grade Son's cell phone would start buzzing from his friends looking for a ride. Now, the question of who is driving doesn't get answered until about 5 minutes before it is time to go. That is because it is in the hands of 3 sometimes 4 teen age boys. None of the Moms have communicated with each other on this haphazard car pool. We are all taking our marching orders from our fifteen year old sons. So now each morning I dress and I am ready for anything. Some days I drive, some days I don't. Some days the dog gets to come and some days she doesn't. Today I drove. The dog stayed home.

So there I was with 3 teenage boys in my minivan with the air vents purposely aimed at my face and blasting air just so I can breathe. Whoever invented "Axe" Body Spray for "boys" (come on we all know this product was never intended for "Men").........should be forced to carpool with 3 teenage boys wearing their product. That is all I am going to say. Do you have any Advil? I still have a headache.

Axe Body Spray

7 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

OMG! Don't talk to me about Axe spray! My 19 year old uses it and I tell him that women have a very sensitive nose ~ so more doesn't mean you smell better {I actually read about a month or so ago that women really are more sensitive to smell}.

ButterYum said...

I'm laughing so hard I nearly had an accident.... I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND HOW YOU FEEL. I have lived through 2 teenage sons spraying this awful stuff all over the place - we even made them spray it on OUTSIDE ONLY. Seems like it took each of them a good year to get the hang of it without gassing the rest of the family - seriously, the authorities should consider this stuff for interrogation purposes!

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Stacey said...

Oh I'm laughing! My 17 year old uses it like water. They think they smell so good...I wish he would do something about those stinky feet.

Kelly said...

That is too funny!! I also have a 15 yr old son in the 10th grade. He does ride the bus, however. He knows I can't take him because I'm getting his younger brother ready for HIS bus too. The Axe spray is very popular at my house too, unfortunately. My husband can always tell where my son has been in the house because of the "Axe" smell. Luckily, he's considering the new Tim Mcgraw cologne for his birthday in December. Maybe, then, my nose will get a break from Axe. Ha!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

You are a sweet mom indeed. My mom would have explained to me that riding the bus builds character and to get over it and get on the bus! I agree with you Axe as well as BOD are horrible products and were never made for MEN! I do enjoy the commercials they used to have with the young kids saying how horrible the new Gillette stuff is because it doesn't smell...

Cowie Kaunweigh said...

My Sister Has 4 Boys And Oh My Gosh In The Morning When It's Time For Them All To Leave For School There Is A Fog Of "AXE" In The Air And You Can Hardly Breathe !!