Thursday, November 1, 2007

What’s Wrong With The Water Today?

Advance Warning: On reading this post, you are in no way allowed to laugh at, make fun of, or ridicule me, in any manner whatsoever.
I was getting ready to bathe Thaïs the other day and she asked me if she could use the shower. She normally asks me to fill up the tub because she loves playing in the water. While she’s splashing about in the tub, I get around 15-20 minutes of peace and quiet so there are days when I find myself looking forward to bath-time.
Anyway, this was one of the rare occasions that she asked for the shower. This is also fun (for me) ‘coz I get to hear her shriek with delight as the water splashes all over her back. So we got started.
She entered the way she usually does – she bends forward and backs into the shower area, bum first. She still isn’t comfortable with the water falling directly on her head.
So there we were, the two of us, in the bathroom with the door shut, when I suddenly began to get a peculiar smell.
I got as close to the shower as I could without getting wet and sniffed the water.Strange smell. I stepped back.
A couple of seconds later, I cupped my hand, filled it with water, and sniffed it again. Strange smell.
Now the smell was beginning to get stronger. Finally I couldn’t take it any longer. “Is the water smelling funny to you,” I asked Thaïs.
“No,” she replied.
“Then what’s that smell?” I wondered aloud.
Thaïs looked up at me, crinkled her eyes, gave me her most mischievous smile and said, “I farted!”

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