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#1 of 5 Old 09-26-2011, 08:34 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi everyone! The great poet Shel Silverstein had his b-day yesterday, and I wrote a silly baby-related poem on my blog in his honor - Lady Named Carlos. Hope you get a laugh!


"Well, This Stinks"


Baby N was out good, asleep on my lap,
As I fried my brain with T.V.,
When up through the air, rose a terrible stench—
What could that nastiness be?
I gave a sniff in the diaperous region—
(The culprit I first suspected)
But the baby was as sweet as a fresh-powdered bum,
My hunch, it seemed, misdirected.
I carefully stood, put N in her swing,
And turned off Dr. Oz.
The reek still remained, taunting me, and
I had to know its cause.
I checked out the kitchen with its dishes and trash,
Sure I would find the source.
The can overflowed with veggies and rot
So I took it out, of course.
But alas when I entered my unkempt house,
The smell had not dispersed.
If anything, though I opened the windows,
The odor had grown worse.
I rolled up my sleeves and got to work,
Vowing to uproot the stink.
Maybe I’d find a forgotten sandwich
From when, I hated to think.
But there was no sandwich or abandoned diaper,
Or a long lost bowl of slaw. (Thank goodness).
I did, however, pass a mirror
And what do think you think I saw?
Well, I found the source of the Odorous Funk:
Not cheddar, nor swiss, nor brie.
Curdled breastmilk on my shoulder lie—
The source of the stench was me!
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Ha ha ha!  That is so me!  My husband was remarking the other day about how when I actually get to take a shower (once or twice a week) how I take such a looooooong time.  I told him that it takes at least that long when you have so many layers of scum to wash off.  His daily-showering-self didn't get it.  Love this poem!

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This is hitting a little too close to home. lol.gif

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