Mama Diaries

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Rotting Coconut

I walked into my son's room and sniffed.  It didn't smell good.  "Bubba," I said.  "What is that putrid odor?"

He inhaled deeply.  "Oh.  It's a rotting coconut."

I looked at that kid.  "A rotting coconut?"

"Yeah." He walked over to his book shelf and pointed to a half shell of coconut, which was indeed decomposing and emmitting some awful fumes.

"Bubba," I said.  "Why is there a rotting coconut on your shelf?"

"Because I wanted to make a cup, but I never got around to it."

I shook my head.  "Okay, Bubba.  You can toss that thing in the garbage right now."

"But Mama, I might have time to make it later!"

Oy!

34 comments:

  1. Gotta love the logic of a kid!

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  2. You never know when you're going to need a rotten coconut.

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    1. Yeah. One might prove useful if you're stranded on a deserted island!

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  3. Thanks for the smile. I love how kids reason things out.

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  4. haha never know when it could come in handy too. Maybe need to scare someone away from your zoo.

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    1. Having been around my share of teenage boys, I can honestly say you're lucky it was just a coconut. ;-D

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    2. Hey E.J. You've just scared me! I don't even want to know what teenagers come up with!

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  5. I'm always guaranteed a chuckle here! Thanks!

    Nas

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    1. You're welcome. It's the story of my life!

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  6. Yet another science experiment that you're throwing out. lol.

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  7. Eek! At least you found the source of the smell. I hate those ones you have to really search for!

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    1. Yeah. Like rotting peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in a backpack that attract fruit flies. Remember that one? ;)

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  8. Can't begin to imagine what a rotting coconut smells like! Yuck!

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  9. I remember some of the noxious odors that came from Favorite Young Man's bedroom back in olden golden times. Oy is right.

    Love,
    Janie

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  10. I do look forward to reading your post, takes me back to when mine were young,

    Yvonne.

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  11. I would hate to drink out of that cup!

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    1. Yes! You wouldn't get me to drink out of that cup if you paid me a million dollars!

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  12. If he wants to drink out of a stinky cup.

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    1. If he's crazy enough to do that, he deserves to get sick!

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  13. Haha..that must stink. If there were liquid, perhaps it can become wine. :)

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    1. Coconut wine? Hmmm. I wonder if he's secretly trying to produce alcohal.

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  14. I love the way Bubba's mind works... quite often, what eludes us adults makes perfect sense to him.

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  15. What a kid! Never a dull moment in your house. : )

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