Kev, who I can no longer secretly think of as ‘dirty Kev’ or ‘smelly Kev’ has discovered the bath. Not only is he going in it, he’s washing himself and his hair, he smells of lavender scented bath salts and Tsubaki shampoo. Not only is he doing all of this, but he is running the bath himself, and changing socks and underwear without direction, prompting or coercion.
I’m expecting the little chaps from The Vatican to come and verify any day now.
I’ll let you into the secret of this transformation though you can read all the details in my new book
“ Hygiene and the 12 year old Boy: ” , all being well, available at Amazon.com by Christmas.
For you oh loyal readers I’ll let you in on it first, here, free!
GIRLS!! That is the secret. Kev has discovered girls. Or rather girls have discovered him and rather than just freak out and eat his T shirt over it he’s decided to get clean. He has been receiving little love letters from 4 girls. 2 are in his class and 2 in the class next door. He’s having a brief flirtation with being ‘Mr Popular’. He comes home and does his fake shy/faux pissed off face and says ‘ I got another one’.
I am not permitted to read these missives, but am permitted to watch him take them in and out of his lock box, smooth them out and count them 15 times a day.
Thank you girls, you have succeeded where this mother was failing.