An Actual Conversation: In Which I Smell Feet

I was changing the sheets on my bed yesterday, which means that Pumpkin Pie makes a “nest” out of all the pillows and my puffy down comforter on the floor for half the day while the sheets are in the laundry.  He was rolling around on the pillows with his special blankets and generally being silly.  Pumpkin Pie was talking about how his stuffed elephant had a long nose.

Me: Well, you have long toenails!

Pumpkin Pie: No I don’t!  You can’t even see them because I have socks on!

I still imagine Pumpkin Pie's wittle footies as fitting into these shoes.

Me: You are right, take them off and let me see.  (He takes off the socks and I peek at his toes from a safe distance)  Not too bad, actually.  But, I bet your feet smell!

Pumpkin Pie: No they don’t, smell them!

Me: No way, you smell them first and tell me what they smell like.

Pumpkin Pie: Okay.

At this point Pumpkin Pie sits up, strips off his other sock and brings his foot up to his face.  He isn’t especially coordinated, so he then tips over into the pillows and lies on his back while pulling his toes to his nose.  He gives his foot a good, long sniff.  Sniiiiffy, sniffy, sniffy ssssssnnnniiiiiiiiiffffffffffff, sniff-sniff-sniff.  Deep breath, sniffy, sniffy, sniffy ssssssnnnniiiiiiiiiffffffffffff, sniff-sniff-sniff again, all the while maintaining a very contemplative expression on his face.

I was snookered into believing *this* is how Pumpkin Pie's feet smell.



Me: Well?  What do they smell like?

Pumpkin Pie (Slowly and thoughtfully):  They smell like my Blankies when you just take them out of the drier.

Me (I had washed his Blankies recently and we always love smelling them when they are clean.  Of course I think this is the sweetest thing I’ve ever heard.): Really?  Like your Blankies?  That’s the best smell ever!

Pumpkin Pie: Yep.  They smell like my Blankies.  Smell them!  (Holding out his twiddling piggies)

Me (With twinkling hearts in my eyes because I could die from the cute): Ok!

I take enough of a whif to know that while I have certainly smelled worse, these toes could use a soak in the tub.

Me: A little smelly, huh?

Pumpkin Pie: (Cackling hysterically, literally rolling around on the floor laughing)  Bahahahaha Hahahahaha!  I tricked you!  YOU SMELLED MY FEET!!

Aweseome.  I smelled his feet.

(Photo Credits:  Cute Baby Shoes from, Ultra Downy Clean Breeze from

About Adventures From Cloud 8

I am a stay at home mom who now and again sneaks away to be an in-home family therapist. My husband and I have 3 boys: Sweet Pea (12), Pickles (9) and Pumpkin Pie (4). Oh yeah. We have Doodle Dog, too. You guessed it! He’s a boy. At least he pees outside.
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