Whoah – Indi’s poo wafts of buttered popcorn! (How about that for an opening line?)
I thought I was just going a bit crazy when I confessed this to MB. However, she practically finished my sentence when I said “Hey, Indi’s poop, it smells just like…” Laughing, we shared stories of breastmilk poo; how with tiny Mia on a road trip, her and Bill really thought they must be passing a movie theatre because they smelled buttered popcorn and were actually craving it. Until they stopped and found that Mia had experienced one of those infamous breastmilk explosive poops.
I don’t recall Kaia’s poop smelling like this, but Indi’s…wow, it’s just incredible the odorous resemblance! I had been noticing that sometimes the air around her smelled kinda sweet or something, almost good. And one day, when I opened the diaper, there it was. The smell of movie-theatre style popcorn, all freshly popped and warm and ready to dig into. Of course, the bright yellow color of the poop helps visually add to the believability of butter.
I guess it could be worse; it could reek of, I dunno, rotting mouse flesh. And yes, I unfortunately know all too intimately that wretched stench, courtesy of our one year housed in a rat/mouse infested apartment building at Taliesin West and living with a cat who loved to bring mice in through the doggy door. And place them on our bed. Or under it.
(File this right with “Puppy paw pads smell like popcorn too”. I dare you to try and NOT sniff you pooches paws…)