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!"
Note to self: Completely empty the boy's backpack on a daily basis to prevent such a nauseating situation from occurring again!
Rotten bananas stink! Well, his pack will smell fruity for a while...ReplyDelete
Ha! No. I washed that thing because the last thing we need is an invasion of fire ants!Delete
Ugh. I know that smell from having opened too many middle school lockers where something like that had been left in too long.ReplyDelete
I bet you have plenty of stories about that!Delete
Blah, those things really stink when they go badReplyDelete
Yes, they do! It's no wonder they keep mosquitoes away!Delete
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)ReplyDelete
I would always check their lunch containers for the exact reason you mention here. Bananas when old and squishy can be dangerous.
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.Delete
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!ReplyDelete
They really don't do well. I know whenever I leave one overnight in the refrigerator, they always turn brown the next day.Delete
Good thing you found it before that boy got a reputation!!
You should have known it was your fault.ReplyDelete
But of course. It's always the Mama's fault! ;)Delete
Hate to admit it but I've done that before......ReplyDelete
Ha! I bet it smelled just marvelous, too!Delete
Ewwwww! Yeah, it might be a good idea to check more often.ReplyDelete
Maybe dirty socks would have been better?lol.ReplyDelete
Yes. At least they wouldn't have been soggy!Delete
Ha, ha. My son did that years ago too! Boys will be boys. :-)ReplyDelete
Just adds a little somethingReplyDelete
Yeah. We need more stinky things at my pad! ;)Delete
Two weeks?! Yikes!ReplyDelete
Tell your son I could smell that banana here in the UK.ReplyDelete
Ha! I'll tell him. I'm sure he'll be quite proud of himself!Delete
I hope other kids haven't started calling him Bubba Smelly Banana :)ReplyDelete
Ha! No, at least as far as I know, they aren't. But if he does it again, they will!Delete
Yuck! So is Bubba getting a new back pack or can his current one be aired out?ReplyDelete
His current one was thrown in the washing machine. It's good as new, now!Delete
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 snackReplyDelete
Eeew..that must have reeked.ReplyDelete
I love this kid!!!!