...for a different kind of girl

silent surburban girl releasing her voice, not yet knowing what all she wants to say about her life and the things that make it spin. do you have to be 18 to be here? you'll know when i know.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

kick off my sunday shoes

He (who is 7, and equal parts charming showman and bad ass): "I can actually feel the stench of my shoes!"

Me (who once was 7 and, depending on the day, would be considered more an ass than bad ass or charming): "And how, exactly, does that stench feel, Rhino?"

He: "It's like the smell, ya know?"

Me: "So what's a stench so bad you can feel it smell like?"

He: "Stinky!"

Me: "Oh, yeah?"

He: "Yeah! It smells like gravy! Gravy, bubble gum and peas!"

Me: "You know all those things separately are pretty darn good, don't you?"

He: "Not gravy!"

Me: "You clearly did not come from my body, where gravy and blood work in tandem to keep me alive."

He: "You're weird."

Me: "Uh, you're the one who can feel your own foot stench, dude!"

He: "What do your shoes smell like?"

Me: "Like magic. And sugar cookies, Chapstick and the sun. Overall, they smell like a pretty darn good day."

He: "Not like gravy?"

Me: "Oh, there's always gravy."

He: "Not if I can help it!"

Me: "You're weird."



Blogger Kat said...

Who in the world doesn't like gravy? SO. Weird.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 9:34:00 AM  
Blogger lime said...

ya know, when they hit about 13, the kids (boys and girls) produce a stench i am pretty sure you can chew.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 9:39:00 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Booms said...

Love the shoes...

Not as much as I love me some gravy though. Mmmm, gravy.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 9:42:00 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

My kids don't like gravy. I just don't get it.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 9:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aww, that's such a cute and weird story.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 9:49:00 AM  
Blogger Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Not even sure what to say about this! :)


Wednesday, May 06, 2009 9:49:00 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

LOL. You'll probably get another Blogtations badge for this one!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 9:53:00 AM  
Blogger Desmond Jones said...

Yeah, I'm with Lime. . . Stench you can feel is pretty stinky, but I've encountered that which can be tasted.

Yer boy is well-advanced in the Ways of Stench, but he has much yet to learn. . .

WordVer = 'spitat'; which is not in the least expressive of my feelings for you. Or your son. . .

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 9:53:00 AM  
Blogger Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

haha, that is funny. You're kid is very creative!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 10:13:00 AM  
Blogger Melissa @ I Pick Pretty said...

Aw. Great title (ie, earworm now stuck in my head) and quote.

Trying to imagine what exactly a gravy, bubble gum, and pea concoction might smell like. Apparently your kid has inherited your creative ability!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 10:23:00 AM  
Blogger blissfully caffeinated said...

I can drink gravy like it's a refreshing glass of water.

P.S. He's still going with Rhino? Good for him.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 10:44:00 AM  
Blogger Sailor said...

ewwwww, stench

yummmm, gravy.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 11:12:00 AM  
Blogger Carolyn...Online said...

The stench from Parker's shin guards is so powerful it reaches up and smacks you. In the face. Then laughs.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I get it. Sometimes after a nice hard workout or a really long run I can feel the stench of ME so I can see how he could feel the stench of his shoes.

I do agree with you, how can someone not like gravy?!?! Gravy makes the world a better place. It makes inedible thing DELICIOUS!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 11:25:00 AM  
Blogger PAPATV said...

I probably shouldnt say this but my dog LOVES that smell. Everytime I get home from work, it's kick off the shoes and let the dog go to town on my feet.

[Please do not read this comment between the hours of 12-1 and 6-7 pm.]

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 11:29:00 AM  
Blogger Swirl Girl said...

"Hello? Dr. Scholl? - we are in need of a insert intervention over here..."


Wednesday, May 06, 2009 12:00:00 PM  
Blogger cIII said...

I like to fill up Ice Trays with gravy and cover it with plastic Wrap and stick toothpicks into the Gravy.

It's just good, Old Fashioned, summertime fun.

Wait....someone told me you could do the same thing with Fruit Juice....

That just sounds gross to me.

And as for the Stink......

I'll put my Vans up against all who dare Oppose my reign as Stinkius Maximus. I have to say though, Stink you can "feel" makes Stinkius Maximus nervous.

Sounds like there may be a new Sheriff in town.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Bde said...

You know what? Gravy is dead on balls accurate!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 12:05:00 PM  
Blogger Lainey-Paney said...

Love it.
with gravy on top.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous BEE said...

Ummmm that is supposed to be "Bee" not Bde for cripes sake!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 12:06:00 PM  
Blogger Kathy B! said...

Gravy with a side of mashed potatoes is like heaven on earth :)

You've got to get that boy straightened out ASAP!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 12:16:00 PM  
Blogger Brian o vretanos said...

There used to be an advert for Rich Tea Biscuits years ago that showed people dunking them in their tea, and the slogan was "A drink's too wet without one."

Some food is just too dry without gravy. I hadn't thought of putting it in my shoes, though. My feet generally don't feel very dry as it is...

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 12:52:00 PM  
Blogger Phat Mama said...

Gravy is the glue that holds me together.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 1:30:00 PM  
Blogger Aunt Becky said...

I kinda hate gravy. I know, I know, this means we can't be BFF, but you know, I have no business ripping on The Gravy. I think Hostess Orange Cupcakes are God's gift to me.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 1:46:00 PM  
Blogger Aunt Juicebox said...

Gravy is practically a beverage at my house.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 2:05:00 PM  
Blogger Mary Ellen said...

I love it when you relate these conversations. They remind me so much of when my kids were younger.

Oh, and by the way? I hate gravy. And most sauces, unless they're cheese based. Sorry.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 3:09:00 PM  
Blogger Bijoux said...

Cute shoes!
Weird conversation......

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 3:19:00 PM  
Blogger Desmond Jones said...

Heather, I love gravy.

But. . . ewwwwwww

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 3:20:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Such a sophisticated conversation! He is 7? Going on 27? No 27 is still fairly immature for a boy!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 3:34:00 PM  
Blogger Peggy said...

He's 7?!? Wow...pretty cool kid ya got there! I'll bet he keeps you laughing!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 5:09:00 PM  
Blogger Divine Chaos said...

omg that sounds like something my daughter would have come up with LOL .. I have those conversations with her alllllll the time.

Maybe he'll be a superhero and that can be his tagline. Feel the Stench. .. yanno, like Use the Forks .. er .. Force, or Wondertwins Activate!

That is too cute. Kids. They're fun, aren't they???

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 5:37:00 PM  
Blogger DKC said...

My Nana once insisted on making the gravy for Christmas dinner. Of course we smothered everything on our plates in it.

Worst.Gravy.Ever. I don't know what she did, but my brother described it best when he said it tasted like hairspray.

So barring Nana, gravy=good.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 6:14:00 PM  
Blogger bernthis said...

Now my blood is full of chocolate which to me is my oxygen and I'm jealous of your sweat smell. I sweat like a guy and that can never smell too good.

Thursday, May 07, 2009 12:43:00 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

You are HILARIOUS! I love reading your posts. This is my favorite part of your last one: Me: "Like magic. And sugar cookies, Chapstick and the sun. Overall, they smell like a pretty darn good day."
You are my hero!!

Thursday, May 07, 2009 6:23:00 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Gravy feet is an odd one!

Thursday, May 07, 2009 7:29:00 AM  
Blogger Christina Lee said...

You're all a bunch of wierdos ;);)

I would tranfuse gravy inot my bloddstream if I could!

Thursday, May 07, 2009 7:51:00 AM  
Blogger Kevin McKeever said...

I've got a few months excess supply of generic Odor Eaters that I needed for my daughter's winter boots that you are welcome to.

Thursday, May 07, 2009 11:24:00 AM  
Blogger MereCat said...

I love this little exchange. You're both weird, and I love it! Not really weird, more like creative and imaginative and fun. But again, that's pretty weird, because most people don't have a shred of those talents.

Thursday, May 07, 2009 2:03:00 PM  
Blogger Zip n Tizzy said...

I love the shoes!
Both of them, but I think I'll go with your sugar cookie, good day shoes, best.

Friday, May 08, 2009 1:20:00 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Actually, bubble gum gravy over peas doesn't sound half bad.

And now I need to go buy a pregnancy test.

Friday, May 08, 2009 2:50:00 AM  
Blogger The Stiletto Mom said...

I'm willing to agree that bubble gum and gravy are some of God's finest creations. The peas? Not so much...

Friday, May 08, 2009 8:25:00 AM  
Blogger Mandy said...

I don't think I could ever come to your house and have a conversation with anyone because I don't think I could keep up.

Friday, May 08, 2009 11:19:00 PM  
Blogger Kate Coveny Hood said...

Being able to feel the smell of your feet is a sure sign that it's time for bath.

Sounds like he has a poetic little soul... His expression is a bit rough around the edges...but I like that he's keeping it real.

Saturday, May 09, 2009 5:47:00 AM  
Blogger The Savage said...

You are made of awesome and pretty!
I so lust that.

Saturday, May 09, 2009 6:39:00 AM  
Blogger That girl from Shallotte said...

I want a pair of those shoes in a women's size 7. And I want to read you every day and be filled with sunshine.

Saturday, May 09, 2009 7:53:00 AM  
Blogger Sherendipity said...

ew, peas are gross.

Saturday, May 09, 2009 5:23:00 PM  
Blogger kimmyk said...

I want shoes that smell like sunshine.

Cute shoesies too by the way!

Sunday, May 10, 2009 6:05:00 PM  
Blogger Seriously Brenda said...

And this is exactly why I had to stop over and wish you a happy Mother's Day!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009 6:28:00 PM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

Kat - Weird people. Weird people don't like gravy. So weird.

lime - If it's more than the boy funk around here now, I'm doomed!

Betsey - I would drink gravy while wearing my kick ass shoes. Never doubt it!

Under the Influence - Additionally, only one of my kids likes butter! So very odd.

fabbrunette - My kid brings out the best odd in me!

WWoW - Now you know how I am on Morbid Mondays!

Prefers Her Fantasy Life - Oh, there's surely more deserving folks!

Des - Some days they come in after a few hours of playing and I think something has died here, though!

Petra - I'll not be surprised if we see this kid on the movie screen one day.

Legallyblondemel - Truth be told, that concoction (or at least what his shoes DID smell like) WAS pretty rank!

blissfully - Rhino's holding strong, to the nickname AND the stench!

Sailor - EXACTLY!! (on both counts!)

Carolyn - A stench that is powerful both in odor and physical prowess. A truly worthy opponent!

Meg - Gravy is the world's great bonding agent. I think world peace would have been brokered years ago had a bowl of chicken gravy simply been passed.

Papa - This potentially explains a lot about Nicki's habits.

Swirl Girl - I'm baby powdering up his kicks constantly!

clll - Well done! Your comment made me think of ZOOM and Schoolhouse Rock. And I may have squished up my nose while reading it, too!

Bde - While gravy is dead on balls accurate, I do not think I would like it on dead balls. That might be the ONLY thing I wouldn't like it on, though. ;)

Lainey-Paney - Thank you!

BEE - D to the E to the double E!

Kathy - Like cake being just an base for frosting, mashed potatoes are just a small vessel for a sea of gravy. This kid is weird!

Brian - I would willingly soak my feet in gravy. Not even kidding.

Phat Mama - Gravy will, without question, be my eventual downfall. That or ice cream. Or both. But not together.

Aunt Becky - Lo that it were, lady. Lo that it were...

Monday, May 11, 2009 8:26:00 PM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

Heather - See that comment up there to Aunt Becky? Yeah. I meant that in response to you! Sorry!

Aunt Becky - Oh, we can be BFFs even if you don't like gravy, because, well, party, I've never seen a Hostess orange cupcake, so they're all yours!

Mary Ellen - Because you are a fan of the fromage, I shall overlook your gravy aversion!

Cocotte - Those who rock the skull-themed shoes together can really stick it out in the weird department!

Des - I'd not let anybody watch me, mind you, but I'd probably drink a small glass of gravy if provoked!

Whitemist - Ah, yes. He's quite worldly (and wordy) for 7!

Peggy - He's quite the showman, this kid of mine. I should really get his autograph now before he gets too famous!

Divine Chaos - That is an excellent idea! I'm going to make that his tagline whether he becomes a superhero or not!

Dana - I have a great aunt who should have probably cooked alongside your Nana. I shudder to think...and she didn't even make gravy to try and bury the untouched food on our plates!

bernthis - I have gravy in my veins, but I probably sweat actual Diet Mountain Dew. Could be a sign it's time to cut back, I suppose.

Dawn - Ahh! Dawn! Thank you!

Chris - Yeah, but really, who'd turn their noses up at gravy feet? Or, who'd go feet up for gravy noses?

Christina - The weirdness keeps me sane. Barely. OK, not at all. :)

Always Home - Whatever you have to give me, mister... :)

MereCat - Some days I'm quite amazed what the little dude comes up with, but really, I'm more amazed he lets me be his sidekick!

Zip n Tizzy - While gravy is fantastic, sugar cookies do probably trump it!

scarletvirago - If that's a sign, then maybe I need to buy one, too!

Stiletto Mom - Doll up those peas with some gravy, lady, and you'll be singin' a different tune!

Mandy - You'd be surprised!

Kate - He's a very poetic little soul...with the ability to turn bathwater into solids, too!

Savage - It's like 99 percent awesome and 1 percent pretty, though.

That Girl - I would so get you kicks like that and we could form a cool skull Chucks gang! Also? Swoon... ;)

Sherendipity - Perhaps, but with gravy? Whole new ballgame!

kimmy - the key is to not wear the hell out of them like boys do!

Seriously Mama - Ahh, thank you!

Monday, May 11, 2009 8:42:00 PM  

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