Thursday, April 16, 2009

Smell My Hand

When a three year old tells you "smell my hand" its one's first response to be repulsed, followed by curiosity. Fortunately, in this instance, it was also followed by great pleasure that the hand in question smelled just like soft-soap, therefore, it had recently been washed.

Unfortunately, there was another smell eminating 'round the house that wasn't quite so pleasant. Upon returning from a long weekend in San Diego, there was a distinct "Port-a-Potty" smell in the kids hallway. It seemed to be coming from their bathroom, but I emptied the trash, washed the rug, mopped the floor, cleaned the toilet...no luck. I sniffed the shower curtain, nothing. Walked out of the room and into a bedroom, nothing. Walked back in--definitely something. UGH.

Two days later, the smell is equally pungeant, and the source equally undetectable. Then JP has a lightbulb moment. "Did you check the step-stool/training potty?" he asks. My eyes shot wide open, my lips turned down in a frown, I gingerly approached the former training potty (which by the way was used all of 2 times while actually potty training) and there it was. It smelled like a Port-a-Potty in the house because somebody (and it had darn well better be nobody other than a 3 year old!) had decided we needed a Port-a-Potty in our house and did horrible things in that pot.

We threw the entire pot out. No more step-stool in the kids bathroom, and there had better not be any more Port-a-Potty creations in my house!

Thank heavens for Gold Canyon Candles.

13 comments:

SO said...

That is scary. I'm glad you chucked it.

The Sartori's said...

ewwww.

And best comment ever. However, I don't think you qualify as middle aged

Kristina P. said...

I think I threw up a little.

rachel said...

Oh boy! I'm glad you threw the whole
thing away :)

Jessie Geroux said...

I knew by the title of this post I was going to need to puff my inhaler after reading it as I would most likely not be able to breathe from laughing so hard...Lisa you crack me up!!

Brittany Marie said...

I've got nothin'. Seriously. Hahahahaha!

Destiny said...

LOL.

Erin said...

Oh man, the one we have is currently on the bottom shelf of our linen closet. I will be promptly moving it up to the TOP shelf.

Bee and Rose said...

Oh yes...we've sung the praises of Gold Canyon Candles on many occasions! lol!

The Wixom Zoo said...

Ewww!!! We only pull out the training potty when we go campin - it's gross enough tha we get our fill for a long, long time.

Mina said...

Eeeeeww!

At least that wasn't the smell on the hands. That had been my guess.

With #4 we used this snap-on little toilet seat that went on the regular toilet. That was SUCH an improvement over a potty that needed emptying out.

Heatherlyn said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who sometimes takes two or three days to figure out WHAT THAT SMELL IS???!!! I hate it when that happens!

Shantel said...

Smell my hand...That's funny...I am going to use that on my husband...