Friday, August 8, 2008

Something funky.

One of the things I planned to do while my kids were out of town this week was clean out their rooms.

I started with the worst which was the big boys. If you don't have teenage boys, let this be a warning to you. They stink. It's a smell that starts small and seems a little harmless, then it builds to a foul odor that brings tears to your eyes.

I think it has something to do with the combination of 105 degree temperature, basketball, and ramen noodles. Whatever it is, it's not pretty and I was determined to rid it from their room. Forever.

After I put on my HASMAT uniform, I called Darius in and said, "Bud, do you smell anything in here, or is it just me?" He sniffed for a good thirty seconds and then said, "Whew, there's something funky off in here!"


We pulled dirty socks from under the bed, tee shirts from the closet floor and washed everything that we could in Gain Lavender Lilac Moment. After all that laundry, I was thinking more along the lines of Pinot Grigio moment. Then I shampooed the carpets and left the room smelling like a breath of fresh air.

This morning, they got up at 5:30 and went to the YMCA to play basketball. Then they came home, crawled back into their beds and went to sleep. Unshowered and stinky.

I wonder if Gain sells that stuff in fifty gallon drums.


Ellen said...

After you wash their sheets, dry them with Bounce dryer sheets. They're the best!!

momto2monkeys said...

Oh no... makes me afraid for my future with two boys Love your blog!

Momma Mary said...

I am not looking forward to Little Monster growing up now. Thanks for that. I am having nightmares about how the stench coming from his room is going to mutate!