Find Good In Every Day

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That Smell July 10, 2009

Filed under: Daily Blog — Robin @ findgoodineveryday @ 4:09 pm

This is a totally random post, but I need some help.  I might be divulging too much here, but I’m hoping I’m not the only one in this situation.

Our house does not have “that smell.”  You know that smell that always lets you know you’re home?  The smell your best friend’s house had when you were younger…  The smell that comforts you…  The smell that evokes so many good memories…  That smell.  We don’t have that smell.

I went home today during lunch and was greeted by an unpleasant smell in our house.  I didn’t have time to research it, but I  know in reality, it is just the basic unpleasantness of a family of four in an old house.  Maybe it’s because Cooper’s diaper pail is in his room on the first floor instead of hidden in an upstairs bedroom like houses of my childhood.  Maybe it’s because our one and only bathroom is right there smack dab in the middle of the first floor.  Maybe it’s the sink full of dirty dishes because we played volleyball downtown last night and had no time to wash the kids’ stuff from school.  Maybe it’s the mildew smell from the basement that never seems to go away these days.

No matter how you slice it, though, our house just never has that “welcome home” smell that is so pleasant and inviting.  So I pose the question to you…  What smells do you remember from your childhood that were comforting?  And how can we get “that smell” into our home?  Is it a lost cause until Cooper is out of diapers?  Do I raid Yankee Candle this weekend?  Your help is much appreciated.

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What Have I Been Missing?

Filed under: Daily Blog — Robin @ findgoodineveryday @ 10:33 am

Finally!!!  I may be exaggerating a bit, but we have been trying to get Cooper into a pool all summer.  I feared that he had been scarred when we forced him into a freezing cold pool in the Outer Banks over Memorial Day weekend.  He loves his baths, so I was dumbfounded as to why he would not want to get in the biggest bath of all!

After much coaxing to get him into the baby pool at Nana and Papa’s pool on Sunday, we finally managed to convince him into the big pool.  I’m guessing he just felt he was too “big” for the baby pool.  He was so over it.  He jumped into the big pool and splashed around for awhile.  I could tell he was thinking, “What have I been missing all summer?”

Back to the baby pool during Adult Swim.  "This will have to do for now."

Back to the baby pool during Adult Swim. "This will have to do for now."