React first and think later

>> Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Ya know how the smell of cookies baking can make you happy; your feeling happy right now aren’t you? Don’t you just want one? Fresh from the oven, with some cold milk. Are you smiling with me, mouth watering just a little?


Now how about the sent of a warm, fresh dirty nappy? Nope, a loaded diaper does not invoke the same kind of reaction as home made chocolate chip cookies.

I would do about anything to get me some fresh cookies once I caught the smell of them baking. And I have done some major weird stuff to avoid having to change a pooh filled pamper!
According to some articles I have read….its not my fault!

Scent stimulates nerves to fire in the emotional center of the brain, but it also stimulates the master gland to release hormones. Hormones affect the fight or flight response, as well as digestion and heart rate.
Anxiety, depression, fear, anger, and joy all emanate from this region. The scent of a special fragrance can evoke memories and emotions before we are even consciously aware of it. When smells are concerned, we react first and think later.
(Source LeDoux, JE, Rationalizing Thoughtless Emotions, Insight, Sept. 1989)

Like when I’m working in the Church Nursery with another volunteer. If I catch a faint whiff of something funny, I react first and think later. My first reaction when I know one of them rug rats just laid a major loaf is to slowly move to the other side of the room.

If I can keep my gag reflex under control, my second reaction is to play dumb. Act like I don’t smell it in hopes the other volunteer will take care of it. But chances are she is playing dumb too. Well I’m not backing down…now it’s a game of will power…who can stand the smell the longest. She has no Idea who she is up against…I estimate in my life time as a mother I’ve changed over 4500 poopie droopies. I got this!

I know I’m winning when I see her eyes start to water…HA! So now we are both avoiding eye contact when one of the little buggers blurts…

“Ewwwww poo poo tink, poo poo tink!”  Dang gumit!! When did that bugger learn to talk?

There is something just so wrong with crawling around on the floor and sniffing little back-sides, but that’s just what we had to do to find the guilty party.  This does not make me a happy camper,  and I don't care what kind of saint you think you are...No one would be happy doing this.  

In my head I say a little prayer as I sniff little bums, I was on my knees after-all.
"Please God ….please let her find the pooper…I’ll never yell at my kids again! Please don’t make me clean up the doo doo." What!  I'm in a Church, it can’t hurt right?  Please don't think I'm a bad person...I'm not really…I love babies…just not their crap…anyway it’s the hormones talking!

I suddenly have a craving for home made cookies….





6 comments:

love2cook10 July 6, 2010 at 4:02 PM  

I have to say that while chocolate chip cookies DO sound good and I might just make some, I am disturbed how after reading that, it is possible...

Marlene July 6, 2010 at 5:41 PM  

Bwaahaahaahahaaa......this post made me laugh out loud!!! I don't know what it is about poop humor....but it always manages to get a hearty laugh out of me. (Probably because I'm not the one cleaning up!)

Krista July 6, 2010 at 6:05 PM  

You've just inspired me to bake some cookies tonight! Just like that! I'm so easy---

Leanne July 6, 2010 at 10:59 PM  

You are absolutely the silliest! And I love it! (At first I thought, Ooooooo ... a post all about cookies! This one is right up my alley! Then I thought .... ohhhhh ... a post all about poop. Unfortunately, I'm probably more experienced with this subject than the cookies. Darn.) CRACKED ME UP!

Nicole July 7, 2010 at 8:42 AM  

haha... that's great!! See I always said my kid better come out walking, talking & Potty Trained!! I will have a 7 year old in 59 days! She can take care of herself!!!! But this tickled me! I'd be like you, please let the other person find it!!!

Nicole July 7, 2010 at 1:18 PM  

Also I'm in the process of writing a blog post. I've left you an award so you'll have to check it out if I can ever get done with it :)

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