Remember the He-Man character that was a big skunk guy named Stinkor? Yeah, well, that should be my new name. I swear that since Sam’s birth, I have become stinkier. Like BO stink. Is that possible? It must be hormones or the extra weight I’m still carrying around, because my hygiene practices haven’t changed. I may shower a little later in the day than I normally would, but that wouldn’t account for the excess stink.
The reason I’m writing about this is that I tried a new all-natural deodorant. Regular deodorant is bad for our bodies, because of the aluminum in it and blockage of sweat glands, etc., so I thought I would try aluminum-free stuff. I asked Rob to let me know if he noticed a change in my smell with the new deodorant. Here’s our conversation from last night:
K: So can you smell a difference today?
R: Did you use the new deodorant today?
K: I did.
R: Ok, I was wondering because you have more, uh, you smell different.
K: I DO?!? Uuuuuuugggghh!
R: Well, I didn’t know if you used the new stuff so I didn’t want to say anything in case you hadn’t and you smelled —
K: I smell bad!
R: I don’t care! You always smell nice to me. And I couldn’t smell it all the time, just when you were really close to me.
K: [sigh] Ok. Thanks for telling me.
So. It DOES NOT WORK — for me, at least. I am stinky. So I have returned to the aluminum-filled Dove deodorant and I’m not going to worry about it. [sigh]