I took this photo at the zoo this week:
Dirt bath, the sign reads.
Mountain goats like to roll in dirt-filled basins to clean their coats.
It gave my boys a raging case of mountain goat envy.
They’ve since tried to convince me that they don’t need washing.
“We’re washing right now, Mom,” they say with sighs and disdain, wondering why I just don’t get it, “We’re doing it like mountain goats.”
I have a brand new August Goal, as follows:
Get boys to stop saying, “we’re doing it like mountain goats” before school starts.
Frankly, friends, I’m not sure I’ve trained well enough for this competition. It’s gonna be a very, very close race.