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“Stinky Old Peopleness”

by Deborah Cruz

So, I just walked out of the shower and was promptly attacked by the overwhelming scent of too much perfume. Apparently, my 2  year old had taken it upon herself to bathe in my Very Irresistible by Givenchy. (Apparently , not so Very Irresistible in large quantities!) Now, I know we all know this familiar scent when someone has put on too much perfume. Either we have done it ourselves out of poor judgment, or had the misfortune of being stuck in a car or a room with someone who obviously has a broke sniffer. (Its usually those same unfortunate women who don’t have mirrors in their houses!) My point is, we’ve all been there. It’s not a nice smell. Before I could reprimand or say anything to my 2 year old, my 5 year old comes waltzing into my bedroom and ( while holding her nose, no less) she very dramatically says, “EWWWWW, MOMMY! Stinky Old PEOPLENESS!” Obviously, I am a little immature and I broke into laughter immediately. I think my judgment is skewed because I am giddy with excitement to see my husband tonight. This out of town business/ single mother during the week crap is for the birds. Then I wondered, how did she relate the two? And how did she come up with that term? She is, after all, only 5. Apparently my snarky little mini me apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. She has ,of late, become quite the expert on Oldies. A couple days ago, my MIL was coming to visit. We had the two days planned full of activities. I was reviewing with the girls and said, “Well, sweetie, we may have to scale back this list of activities. Mommy is getting old!” To which my sweet 5 year old answers, ” NAH, MOMMY, you are NOT OLD. Grandma…now she’s old!” Oye vey, thank God Granny hadn’t arrived yet. This little light of mine…she always lets it shine. I think I’ve come to realize she has inherited Mommy’s filter, or should I say lack there of.

Warning; Image above is wonderful in moderation! In large doses may cause “Stinky Old Peopleness!”

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Peggy 2010/04/09 - 6:48 pm

Oh my gosh, this reminds me of being in college and my roommate had a friend visiting for the weekend. Now I will reveal to all you youngin's…I was in college from '83-'87..On the trip down, her Giorgio perfume spilled in her suitcase. I still can't take the smell of that perfume!

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Debbie's L'Bri 2010/04/09 - 8:06 pm

old lady perfume. We smell that in church sometimes. MY kids say eww on the way home.


Robin 2010/04/09 - 8:22 pm

Hilarious. Now if you can please help me with the blog hop….. I am suffering from something. I don't know if it is old people disease or computer moron idiocy….

~J 2010/04/09 - 6:09 pm

Bwhahhaaaaaaaaaaaa! That's hysterical. Glad Granny wasn't there! 😉

Boobies 2010/04/09 - 6:09 pm

Bwhahhaaaaaaaaaaaa! That's hysterical. Glad Granny wasn't there! 😉

parenting ad absurdum 2010/04/12 - 11:55 am

Hilarious – and a good reminder to not wear too much perfume!


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