Since having children, my house is filled with smells. Wonderful smells like cinnamon rolls and strawberry shortcake dolls. Then, there are the not so good smells! I do what I can to keep it tolerable, but the odds are stacked against me. So, here are…
#10 Our toilets! My toilets tend to overflow often, so I teach my children NOT to flush. We’re getting new toilets soon, hopefully.
#9 No, I haven’t showered yet today!
#8 There was that banana peel one of my kids left in the baby’s room. This would also explain my last fruit fly invasion. Luckily, the fruit flies were odorless.
#7 As if the banana peel wasn’t enough, we discovered a hidden bag of rotten potatoes. They were overpowering and very elusive! I bought the potatoes, but I suspect one of my kids knocked them into the corner of the pantry. I will never misplace potatoes again!
#6 Laundry. Piles and piles, and piles of it can add up!
#5 Gas, from the stove that is! My gas burner was fiddled with and turned on by an unknown culprit recently. There was no flame so my kitchen just started filling up with gas. Yikes! Are there locks for those?
#4 Dinner. I’ve been attempting to cook more since becoming a mom. You would think this would be a positive.
#3 My baby (now one-year-old). Still so sweet smelling, but his terrible reflux left him with a continually covered in sour milk. Gratefully, for him, this stage is mostly over.
#2 Carsickness. Much worse than sour milk. My girls are notorious! I made a huge slip-up on the way to my daughter’s dance performance this spring. I forget the spit-up bucket! By the time we got there, Dani’s white dance top had a lovely orange tint and and an extra lovely smell to go with it.
And the #1 smell: My three-year-old son! Mase has become the potty accident KING, but is a jester when is comes to telling me the location of his accident.