Remember the Stink in Seinfeld’s Car?

I have a rival story.

There is nothing more perplexing than trying to figure out the mind of a 15-year-old boy. Unless of course you have been living with one and observed the habits of the pack he brings home.

As I have stated before, I love teenagers! I truly do. They are sophomoric, so am I. They love music, so do I. They love to laugh. Well, we all know, so do I!

This little story will make you both cringe and smile if you have ever lived with (or been) a teenage boy.

Last friday my daughter and I left my son and his 4 friends playing a heated game of basketball in the driveway. It was during the ghastly heat wave we had in NY last week. High 90’s, 1 million percent humidity. They were all dripping wet when we left and kept on playing after we were gone.

When we came back, Danny tells me that he had to take the laundry out of the dryer because, “they needed it for a minute”. I did not think much about it. Left for dinner with daughter and husband and sometime after the second hot sake it occurred to me!

“I know why they needed the dryer!” At that same moment my daughter got it to.

Yes, my friends, five 15-16 year old sweaty, disgusting, post-basketball-playing boys, took off their shirts and put them in the friggin’ dryer!

Worse yet, they put them on when they dried and went out for a friday night… with girls!

Nothing like baking that sweat into your clothing and impregnating my dryer with a stink that no can of Febreze will ever cure. (BTW, Febreze is the Spanx and Spacebags of living with teens) Can you imagine calling the repair guy, “Um, well, I have this kind of stink in my dryer that I can’t get rid of. No really, I have no idea where it came from”. Enough to get the Matag repairman out of retirement!

I can’t be sure, but I think I saw the cleaning lady turn up her nose when she did the laundry this week.

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15 responses to “Remember the Stink in Seinfeld’s Car?

  1. Yikes! Sounds awful. My sister in law is just embarking on the teenage years with three smelly boys. I’ll warn her about this trick. In the meantime, have you tried dousing a towel with vinegar and baking soda and throwing it in for a cycle?

  2. I can totally imagine the boys thinking that was a good idea! Yikes! Now I have time to tell mine how bad an idea it is before it jumps into their heads! Thanks for the warning!

  3. Linda Levinger

    Having one of thoses 4 boys, I could have figured what they did before they did it.
    Just think of how helpful they are to they ecology. Washing machines and laundry detergent are becoming a thing of the past.
    Just think, at least now they take showers. Before their teenage years a shower a week seemed normal to them. Now they cannot leave the house without taking a shower
    Just save this blog, so when they get married we can prove to their future wives that this was never acceptable to us.

  4. juat came to your blog by way of your blogher comment. i like it! i am an ex-new yorker, current LA-er, midlifer, mom, etc. I LOVE chocolate and wine as seen in my blog all the time. welcome to the blogosphere.

  5. cool, thanks for visiting. loved your ‘i love my family’ post. been there.oh have i been there. everyone has their mantra. go with it. and of course what could be bad about wine and chocolate. tried to email you but it got kicked back.

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