My husband, Garth (not his real name) and I were thrilled to learn that our son joined the middle school wrestling team for a couple of reasons: mostly, to get him out of the house and away from me and his 3 sisters (okay, mostly me)!
Taking into consideration that he is taller than me (I'm 5' 9", btw) and the fact that really successful wrestlers seem to be much bulkier (although kids probably prefer the term: buff) I suspect my nearly-14 year-old son will have a hard time adjusting his limbs, this year.
Not to mention, wrestling wearing a singlet, in front of the team managers, who just so happen to ALL be girls and funny how THAT works out, eh?
Don't EVEN get me started on sweat-inducing moments like watching these kids bend and twist each other, every which way, to the point where I can't help but wonder: ewwwww, that's gotta hurt, right?
Then again, my son swears that some of his opponents use body odor as diversionary tactic and, well, maybe he should too.
PRO TIP: enjoy that brand new clean baby smell while you can, enough said.
Got sweat? EXCELLENT! Have you seen the Don't Fret the Sweat campaign on Facebook? Unilever has created the community to offer support and advice to help make the tween/teen years a little less, you know, stinky.
Aaaaand, we get to share some with you too: support I mean, not sweat, you're welcome!
The the good folks representing Degree Deodorants have offered to send one (1) of our online friends a gift bag with plenty of sports team essentials for keeping your child’s head in the game (valued at $100) including,: