Alex is heading into Grade 6 this year, which means the official onset of puberty is likely to hit us sometime in the next 12-18 months.
As part of our thinking ahead on the matter, we decided to start introducing deodorant into his daily hygiene routine. With luck and persistence, by the time it's necessary, he'll accept it as inevitable and be able to do it himself.
Off I go to the drugstore, thinking this will be quite simple, only to get hit by an unexpected road block. Apparently they don't make unscented deodorant for men.
Most women's products have an unscented option but I spent 20 minutes reading labels and searching before finally giving up and asking a clerk for help. They confirmed it. All men's deodorant has some kind of scent added.
This surprised the heck out of me. Aside from the whole fragrance-free movement, I would have thought men would be relieved as heck to have the simplicity of a scent-free option. I would have thought it would be incredibly popular. Apparently, I'm wrong.
Since I have no sense of smell, I delegated the choice to Dave, asking him to pick something subtle and inoffensive.
Yet another MLE (Mommy Learning Experience) to add to my belt.