Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The smell of boy

Okay all of you with only girls, I have a little treat for you. Think of it as a scavenger hunt. A little project in what you are missing out on.

First, you will need to get a bag of Frito's. Set on your counter.

Next, go get out a pound of freshly ground hamburger. Now set it next to the Frito's.

Now, out to your garden and grab a handful of dirt. Set next to the other items.

Lastly, grab your husbands nasty smelling gym shoes and set them next to the other items.

Now scoot all of them items next to each other and cup your hand and waft those smells toward your nose.

You know, kind of like wine snobs swirl wine, and then sniff the bouquet. "Smokey, with a hint of cedar, and cherry."

Okay back to the wafting: "Corn chippy, with a hint of raw hamburger, intense fresh dirt smell, ending with the smell of old shoes."

That, my friends, is the smell of boy.

I'm serious. You don't know the pheromones that they give off until you live with them. It doesn't smell good, but the longer you live with them, the more you get used to it.

And somehow, I would imagine, that when they are grown men, I will actually miss that smell. But for now, I'll just continue to look at them and say, "You smell, go take a shower."

And they will continue to grin with the little smile that makes me think they are very proud of the smell that give off.

Okay, now go make dinner with that hamburger, it's been sitting on you counter for 10 minutes now.


Nancy said...

Sigh.... I understand.... one stinky one (13) and one getting stinkier (11)....

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Dreama said...

LOVE your blog. You are quite the story teller. I came hear looking for directions on a project and got so involved in everything, I forgot what I was looking for. (I'll be back.)

Melissa said...

LOL! A friend of mine has the definition of a boy on her son's room, it reads.....

BOY: A noise with dirt on it!

That is so true! I myself have to and even my 8yro smells after football practice!

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