TMI Thursday…who stinks?

Not sure if TMI Thursday already exists somewhere in bloggyland.
If it does, forgive me for my faux-pas.
And no, TMI Thursday won’t be weekly, I just liked the alliteration for my title.
Catchy, yes?


I’m sitting cross-legged last night, watching Big Brother with my kids.
My 7 year old son, Terran, is laying in my lap.

A few minutes into the show, I start smelling something fowl.
My first thought, “He’s got a shitty butt.”
And normally, I’d say, “You’re butt stinks,” but he’s almost 8, so now the stuff I say may scar him for life. I don’t want to take that chance.

So instead I say, “As soon as the show is over, go have a shower. You stink.”

As previously mentioned though, he’s almost 8. So that means he’s getting smarter.
He replies, “Why are you so sure that tuna smell is coming from me?”

So he smells the odour as well…hmmm…

Casually, I bump him off me, and close my legs.

I sniff the air.

It still stinks.

“Sorry buddy,” I say. “I guess you’re right. That smell is not coming from your dirty butt.”

The show ends.
By this time, the smell of tuna is permeating the air.
I exclaim, “Ha! Your dad is making a tuna sandwich!”

I’m kind of brilliant like that.

We walk into the kitchen, and no tuna can, but instead Wayne is cooking fish.

Terran starts to laugh.
“See! It wasn’t my butt!”

I’m more relieved that it wasn’t me.

And I finally acknowledge that I need to shower after all my workouts.
To quote the Black Eyed Peas, this summer it would seem I’ve become a “Dirty bitch!”

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51 Responses to TMI Thursday…who stinks?
  1. LuLu
    September 1, 2011 | 11:41 am

    LOL…did Terran still have to take a bath since it wasn’t him?

    You crack me up!

  2. Sausage Fingers
    September 1, 2011 | 11:42 am

    Sure it wasn’t that skank rachel…Vegaaaasss
    Cheers, Sausage

  3. Kristina P.
    September 1, 2011 | 11:47 am

    I often come home to my husband making a tuna sandwich. I sometimes wonder if he’s cheating.

  4. Rita
    September 1, 2011 | 11:51 am

    Why was Wayne cooking fish during Big Brother, she wonders. LOL! ;)

  5. Padded Cell Princess
    September 1, 2011 | 11:54 am

    You did have me scared for you as his head was in his lap and he said that it wasn’t him who smelled like tuna…we’ve all been there my friend, we’ve all been there.

    (So glad it was just actually fish!)

    • Aubrey Anne
      September 1, 2011 | 12:00 pm

      I just laughed so hard at this my coffee came out my nose.


      • Kyla
        September 1, 2011 | 7:43 pm

        This happens to me all the time I read when this blog!

  6. sherilinr
    September 1, 2011 | 11:58 am

    oh my gosh, i’m so glad for you that it wasn’t your own fishy odor you were smelling! that right there could have been the end of lap snuggling for your boy.

  7. Chess
    September 1, 2011 | 12:01 pm

    I totally wrote a TMI post last night….so it was almost Thursday, right? So glad it was a real fish! :)

  8. Mark
    September 1, 2011 | 12:13 pm

    The thought that you might smell of tuna had me gagging. I’m gay for a reason you know!

  9. Monkey Man
    September 1, 2011 | 12:21 pm

    There is a TMI Tuesday written by a blogger named Mr. Knowitall.

  10. Amber
    September 1, 2011 | 12:26 pm

    Well kids that age do tend to be pretty smelly so it’s logical that you would think it was him.

    It also would’ve been logical to think that maybe it was Rachel’s smell coming through the TV. Was that mean? Nah…

  11. Sue the Desperate Housemommy
    September 1, 2011 | 12:56 pm

    Whew! And whew. *fanning the air around me*

  12. -stephanie
    September 1, 2011 | 1:41 pm

    Reminds me of a joke…
    What did the blind man say as he was passing a fish market? “Hellooo ladies”.

  13. Kimberly
    September 1, 2011 | 1:57 pm

    Of all things fishy…you get hotter by the blog post and I mean that in a non-lesbian way.

  14. Belle
    September 1, 2011 | 1:57 pm

    My little dog used to jump up on my bed and snuggle and she would have a big wad of poop clinging to her ass. You could never mistake that for fish though.

  15. nitebyrd
    September 1, 2011 | 2:23 pm

    Your husband cooks!?! Girl, you’d better shower after those workouts. You wanna keep that man around. Does he clean, too?

  16. The Accidental Somebody
    September 1, 2011 | 2:46 pm

    LOL that would be a little awkward…ummm Mom, your snatch is smelly. Go shower. Thank gawd for cooking fish!

  17. RoryBore
    September 1, 2011 | 4:00 pm

    Oh gosh…just when I thought you couldn’t get any dirtier…you’re actually dirty, and yet….I love you more!!
    does that make me a dirty bitch too?

  18. Linda Medrano
    September 1, 2011 | 4:18 pm

    Tuna, huh? Not so good. I’m a little more like a big old healthy slab of halibut.

  19. RachelJoy
    September 1, 2011 | 4:53 pm

    Hahahahah! What kind of fish smells like dirty butt?!?!? Hmmm I wonder if you still had an appetite for that once you found out that’s where the smell was coming from. Speaking of fish, I had some yummy ones today!

  20. SuzieQue
    September 1, 2011 | 4:55 pm

    Can we PLEASE start a TMI Thursday? And… do you ever get that not-so-fresh feeling? :)

  21. Coffeypot
    September 1, 2011 | 5:38 pm

    I use to do the TMI Thursdays. Check them out. Or maybe you shouldn’t. Anyway, they were fun to wright. One is about when I was single and over at my gf’s apartment. Her roomie was my lady BFF at work. I was heading outside and, as I walked by her on the couch, I turned to fart in her face (kinda like marking my territory in their apartment)…and shit my pants. I haven’t lived that one down yet with her.

  22. SP
    September 1, 2011 | 5:51 pm

    I hope none of your sons friends or their family read this…. poor guy.

  23. So. Cal. Gal
    September 1, 2011 | 6:29 pm

    When you have as many brothers as I do, it always makes sense to blame the boys first.

  24. Andréa
    September 1, 2011 | 7:21 pm

    i think i’ve already shared TMI with you before on this, but i always forget to wear deodorant.

    i forget it more than i wear it.

    i stink.

  25. J-Tony
    September 1, 2011 | 7:31 pm


  26. Kyla
    September 1, 2011 | 7:42 pm

    Let me count the ways that I love your blog….:)

  27. Vapid Vixen
    September 1, 2011 | 8:28 pm

    The title of this post says it all…and yet, at the same time when is it ever too much?

  28. Ruth
    September 1, 2011 | 10:52 pm

    Was Wayne offended you thought his fish smelled like stinky ass?

  29. Pickleope
    September 2, 2011 | 12:02 am

    Because of your immediate reaction, does your son now associate fish smell with lady-crotch? Oh subconscious complex. Print today’s post out for him so he knows what to present to the therapist. (This post was hilarious in case that wasn’t implied.)

  30. Yvonne J. Salvatierra
    September 2, 2011 | 12:34 am

    LMAO! This just made up for my horrible day!!!

  31. Alison@Mama Wants This
    September 2, 2011 | 12:34 am

    Somehow when you say ‘Dirty Bitch’, unhygienic does not come immediately to mind haha.

  32. Lola
    September 2, 2011 | 7:12 am

    Haha! I can relate to that moment of fear…when you smell something terrible yet familiar (terribly familiar?) and just for a split second you think “Oh shit! Is that me?” Luckily, living with all men, no one EVER suspects that I could be the offender. They think I always smell like roses ;)

  33. The Constant Complainer
    September 2, 2011 | 9:35 am

    LOL. He was eating stinky ass fish? LOL. But yeah, I know that feeling – I’m always concerned about if my body smells after I work out or even my breath during the day. And it’s always a relief when you know it isn’t you.

    Have a great holiday weekend!

  34. Krysten
    September 2, 2011 | 9:39 am

    LMAO too funny!

  35. Paula @ thewilyweez
    September 2, 2011 | 10:04 am

    HaHa! That’s too funny! I would have been freaked out too!

  36. bluzdude
    September 2, 2011 | 10:39 am

    You know it’s time to ‘freshen up’ when you notice pelicans following you around.

  37. Meli
    September 2, 2011 | 11:24 am

    Oh lady…..thank you! For this. Cracked my sh*t up this Friday. Great way to start it….happy weekend!!!

  38. karen somethingorother
    September 2, 2011 | 11:37 am

    yeah–fear the tuna.

  39. Impulsive Addict
    September 2, 2011 | 12:08 pm

    OMG! I almost quit reading you for a minute. HA..just kidding! I had to see if it ended up being you! ;) Try boiling cod (you know…poor man’s lobster) and see how long that fish smell lasts. I’ll give you a hint: LONGER THAN 3 days. So nasty but soooo good.

    BB is getting really good. Are you with Jrachel or the newbies? I’m so happy with how the events turned out last night!

  40. Missy | The Literal Mom
    September 2, 2011 | 2:00 pm

    Are you LOVING Big Brother this season? It got preempted by football last night and was on at 2am. Darned if I didn’t almost get up to watch it. Shhhh, don’t tell me what happened.

  41. Megan (Best of Fates)
    September 2, 2011 | 2:30 pm

    Whew – I was getting worried for a second there. Thank goodness dad was cooking fish!

  42. Hopes@Staying Afloat!
    September 2, 2011 | 4:07 pm

    HA! Fishy smell in the kitchen, okay. Fishy smell on the couch, not so much. I’m glad the smell you had was in the kitchen. I have an 8 year old boy as well and I would have totally thought the smell was coming from him as well.

    BTW, the kids are having Tuna for lunch today! LOL

  43. BusyWorkingMama
    September 2, 2011 | 7:55 pm

    Hahaha, I love the Black Eyed Peas!! TGIF!

  44. Laura@Catharsis
    September 2, 2011 | 7:58 pm

    This is priceless. I have often thought the same thing about my son. Especially when I was pregnant. I could smell everything times a hundred. It was terrible. And the tuna thing made me laugh loudly.

  45. Julie @ mamamash
    September 2, 2011 | 11:44 pm

    I’ve always been sensitive to smells, and now, thanks to this, I realize I’m also sensitive to graphically described smells.



  46. Lazarus
    September 3, 2011 | 12:04 am

    That was quite a mystery. I was betting it was you (in a good way of course…if there can be such a thing..) Reminds me of the old joke about the blind man walking by the fish store. He yells out “Hello ladies!” Gross but I know you’ll like it Sandra!

  47. Cool Gal
    September 3, 2011 | 8:58 am


  48. Jen @familyfoodfitnessandfun
    September 3, 2011 | 11:10 am

    This is too funny! My kids are always telling me I stink ;) . I love me some Big Brother too :)

  49. Ally
    September 4, 2011 | 6:19 pm

    I love fish. But damn I hate the way it stinks up the house! Btw – I would have assumed the smell was coming from my son, too. Boys stink.

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