That was a short messy way to describe that story. (I had told myself to write it down immediately, because there was some humor in our conversation. Obviously, I didn't.) However, this is the point of my story, my wife and I had a supply of shampoo, but my son never asked.
God has all we need for any situation, but we don't ask. We don't get, because we don't ask. Pride probably dwells at the heart of each reason. We don't ask, because we think or want to handle the situation on our own. We don't ask, because we don't want to feel "beholden" to the other person. We don't ask, because we believe we need to earn what we ask for. We don't ask, because we think we need to change something about ourselves to get it. We don't ask, because we don't know if God has it or not. We are afraid of rejection. The reasons we don't ask are probably endless.
My son's hair may have been dirtier since he didn't ask. Our lives are often messier because we don't ask. God is so full of grace, and yet we don't ask him for what we need. He has an abundance of blessings which are revealed in many ways, yet we don't ask.
The story of the prodigal son in Luke 15:11-32 is so powerful in many ways. The youngest son deserted his father and did his own thing. He came to his senses. He returned and asked to be able to return as a servant. His father overwhelmed him with grace and returned him as a son. The oldest son complains. The father answers his son, "You have been always with me and all is yours." Because the son didn't understand the grace of the father, he didn't know all was at his disposal. The son never asked.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ! (Eph. 1:3)