Mama Diaries

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Stinky Backpack

My son came home from school yesterday and threw his backpack over the kitchen chair.  "Mama, this thing smells like a garbage dump!"

I tried not to laugh.  "What's in it, Bubba?  Dirty socks?"

"I don't know.  But my books are getting all wet.  I think it's raining in there."

This sounded serious.

I opened the backpack and was assaulted by a putrid odor.  It definitely smelled like a garbage dump!

I pulled out one of his notebooks.  The bottom was all soggy.  And it smelled horrible!  I pulled out his binder.  Fortunately, that wasn't soggy.  I took out an assortment of pencils, crayons, markers, and toys.  Then I got to the bottom.  What do you think I found?  A brown paper bag.  And it was suspiciously wet.  I knew exactly what it was.  A rotten banana!

"Eww, Bubba!  Do you know how long has this been in here?"

He shrugged.  "I don't know, Mama.  When did you put it there?"

When did I put it there?  "Bubba, this was part of your lunch two weeks ago!"

"Oh."

Note to self:  Completely empty the boy's backpack on a daily basis to prevent such a nauseating situation from occurring again!

35 comments:

  1. Rotten bananas stink! Well, his pack will smell fruity for a while...

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    1. Ha! No. I washed that thing because the last thing we need is an invasion of fire ants!

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  2. Ugh. I know that smell from having opened too many middle school lockers where something like that had been left in too long.

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    1. I bet you have plenty of stories about that!

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  3. Blah, those things really stink when they go bad

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    1. Yes, they do! It's no wonder they keep mosquitoes away!

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  4. I've been there. If one of our daughters didn't want to eat something, she would hide it between the napkins on the table or under her chair cushion. She totally 'molded' the cushion as it aged. (our chair seats are wooden, hence the cushion)

    I would always check their lunch containers for the exact reason you mention here. Bananas when old and squishy can be dangerous.

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    1. Usually my son's lunches are packed in a cloth lunch container. He had forgotten it at school, and therefore had a brown-bag lunch. That's why I didn't see it.

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  5. haha, i am glad you found it! you know, those darn bananas go bad so quickly--i can take one with me on a short trip and take it out to find it way too soft!

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    1. They really don't do well. I know whenever I leave one overnight in the refrigerator, they always turn brown the next day.

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  6. :-)

    Good thing you found it before that boy got a reputation!!

    Pearl

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  7. You should have known it was your fault.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. But of course. It's always the Mama's fault! ;)

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  8. Hate to admit it but I've done that before......

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    1. Ha! I bet it smelled just marvelous, too!

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  9. Ewwwww! Yeah, it might be a good idea to check more often.

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  10. Maybe dirty socks would have been better?lol.

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    1. Yes. At least they wouldn't have been soggy!

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  11. Ha, ha. My son did that years ago too! Boys will be boys. :-)

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    1. Yeah. We need more stinky things at my pad! ;)

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  13. Tell your son I could smell that banana here in the UK.
    LOL.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Ha! I'll tell him. I'm sure he'll be quite proud of himself!

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  14. I hope other kids haven't started calling him Bubba Smelly Banana :)

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    1. Ha! No, at least as far as I know, they aren't. But if he does it again, they will!

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  15. Yuck! So is Bubba getting a new back pack or can his current one be aired out?

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    1. His current one was thrown in the washing machine. It's good as new, now!

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  16. Somehow I knew it as a banana... I use a computer backpack instead of a briefcase (works better walking and riding the bike) and I do remember a time or two I forgot a banana stuffed in for a snack

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