“Your breath smells like diarrhea, Mom.”
I was taken aback because I had actually just brushed my teeth.
“Does it smell like diarrhea or like coffee?”
“Like diarrhea flavored coffee.”
I don’t think I’ve ever written the word diarrhea this many times. I still don’t spell it correctly on the first try. Ok then.
“Thanks for telling me, buddy. I will try to correct the situation.”
(I also used it as a teachable moment because I’m a great parent!)
“You know, sometimes, if you only brush your teeth and not your tongue, your breath can still smell.“
Sometimes, my words of wisdom take awhile to sink in. I’m sure he will thank me for this later.
They say the darndest things. Like:
“Mom, you aren’t 25 anymore.”
“Mom, are you sure you aren’t pregnant?
Because that dress says you are.”
But I have to say, this is also one reason why I was excited to have some. How many times have I tried to smell my own breath, or desperately wanted to check my nose or teeth for indiscretions, but was unable to get to a mirror? (One time is too many.)
I could ask my spouse, but then that last bit of mystery is gone. I’ve been married 20 years this summer, and I can proudly say he has never seen me sitting on the toilet. I hate even writing that word. We say potty. Anyway, that’s another post.
I may or may not be sitting on the potty in this photo. 😉
Kids are another story! I can ask my kids (or more often, be told by them without even asking!) and there is no judgement. They tell it like it is and still think I’m pretty. 😉 Except when I wear that one “pregnant dress”…which is now in the trash!
So if you have children, and they aren’t as forthcoming as mine….now you know they can come in handy in certain situations! Start utilizing them! (And always brush your tongue.)