Monday, March 22, 2010

a serious issue (read at your own risk)

We have a problem.

rishi 4 Well, not really we.    

He.

He has a problem.

A huge problem.

I mean look at that face.

Is that not the picture of sweetness?

Well, maybe not this exact picture.

He looks a wee bit suspicious here!shoes 3

How could this abhorrent  problem

be coming from my little gem of a boy?

I am at my wits end with the problem.

I have yelled about it.

I have cried about it.

I have begged for it to end.shoes 4

To no avail.

What is this horrendous problem you wonder?

His feet stink in his favorite shoes.

These are his absolute most favorite shoes.

He likes quick and easy access.shoes 2

(Typical boy, eh?)

I have devised a plan.

The shoes must meet their demise.

Tonight, after he is in bed, 

I am going to get protective gloves on,face mask gloves

as well as a face mask,face mask

and put them out for the trash men.

Say a prayer when you read this!

For Kaish?

No, he will be just fine-

(after the initial shock wears off)shoes

he has a zillion other choices.

Pray for the poor trash men.trash2 They won’t know what hit them in the morning….trash1

I am thinking about writing a warning note on the trash can lid.

They really are THAT bad.

Trust me.

true story tuesday final[3]

Do you have any smelly shoe issues at your house?

84 comments:

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Too funny. Yeah we have had shoes like that here too.

Heather @ Gerber Days said...

haha hilarious! No stinky feet problem here. Actually, I DID buy some febreeze for my husbands shoes one time. Didn't help, so I chucked em!

Love Letters To China said...

You are so funny! I have to admit I've had Keds in the past that probably smelled like your son's shoes. I think I may have shed a tear or two after throwing them in the trash. ;-)

Kristina P. said...

Don't all boys have that problem? Heck I had that problem when I was his age!

Kay said...

they look like a pair you could throw in the wash, no?

Truly Blessed said...

Oh yeah, with four teenage boys and a husband, we've had that same issue at our place!

Good luck to you!

kasey said...

lol! you need to get your blog published into a book with all of your funny stories about this boy! That is a riot! :)

Lolli said...

Haha! My 10 year old daughter has SERIOUS stinky feet issues. I have tried washing her shoes, but no matter what I do they stink.

stephanie garcia said...

Yep! A pair somewhat similar to those ... but in pink. Pee-yeww!!

Marla said...

Those poor trashmen! You should probably leave a note...

Marla @ www.asthefarmturns.wordpress.com

Marla said...

Those poor trashmen! You should probably leave a note...

Marla @ www.asthefarmturns.wordpress.com

Marla said...

Those poor trashmen! You should probably leave a note...

Marla @ www.asthefarmturns.wordpress.com

Marla said...

Those poor trashmen! You should probably leave a note...

Marla @ www.asthefarmturns.wordpress.com

Marla said...

Oh my. I am so sorry about posting four times! I thought my internet was broken!

He & Me + 3 said...

Oh my and I thought it was something like trying to get him to eat his veggies. I think when I have to throw out Stunt Man's hulk crocs he might have a minor heart attack too. Can you find a replacement pair that looks like the old ones?

Mad Woman said...

Oh yeah. Both my kids and my husband have incredibly stinky feet. Mine aren't so bad ... I soak them in tea occasionally. It helps!

Good luck!

Wanda said...

Ummm....yeah....but it's not nearly as cute on a girl. (Eeekkkk)

mimi said...

Wait....maybe you don't have to. I have an idea. Try a couple of drops of tea tree oil!!

Just a thought ;) Hope it helps. Or, just throw 'em out...that will help too :)

lifebythecreek said...

Well, my hubby keeps dryer sheets stuffed in HIS shoes to keep the odor to a dull roar, so I know it's coming with my boy. And so many of his shoes have been saturated with creek water that they become unwearable. But bad enough to have to label them as haz mat? No, no.... we've not been there quite yet. I think this may be your funniest post EVER (quick and easy access... bwaaaahaaaahaa... you are BAD!)

Kelly said...

Yuck! I am so happy not to deal with stinky feet (yet) with my boy. I hope it stays this way!

Buckeroomama said...

Yeah, J gets stinky feet, too --but only with that one pair of shoes though, which makes me think maybe it doesn't have enough 'ventilation'...? We're forever spraying his shoes to get rid of the smell! :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

Thank goodness we don't have that problem. Nope. everyone here has feet that smell like rainbows and clouds. :)
I hope he is not to mad at you.
Poor kaish...poor stinky shoes.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

That is too funny!
Not so much stinky shoes, as shoes that are falling apart, but can be parted with...I went to the NIKE outlet today and bought new shoes and threw out the others when the boys were at school.
Oh, MY. Word. They were so mad at me...until they saw their new, fast shoes...Gesh!

Anita Johnson said...

Is it an urban ledgend that putting smelly shoes in a zip lock in the freezer helps?

Dayna said...

I hate to admit it, but my shoes always stink too! If you find a solution send it my way.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving all the sweet comments. i'm totally with you on the word verification thing. I hate it!

paige said...

I had a friend (an adult with a job and a family, mind you) and someone told him to put his shoes in the freezer to get rid of the smell. ONLY...he misheard (wasn't paying attention) and put them in the microwave instead. It caught fire. Huge flames.

I don't recommend that. I'd try the freezer thing.

the monkeys' mama said...

oh my gosh you are so hilarious. I love reading your positive and happy attitude--so light and free again! YAY!

Corey~living and loving said...

tee hee....yes, I do have a problem like this...MY favorite sandels ugh....they make my feet sweat....and then smell. not good.

Dot O said...

Call in the Haz Mat team!! I used to have this problem years ago when my daughter wore saddle shoes from Payless. It was awful. Easy solution was to by real leather saddle shoes from a more expensive shoe store - no more smell!

McMom said...

Ha-ha! I had to dispose of a pair of my husband's beloved Converse All-stars in a similar fashion. He would never wear socks with them, so they smelled horrific! At least he'll have that picture you took of them, for old time's sake.

Sarah said...

I've heard of soaking them in tea, too. I think I saw Dr.Oz talk about it on Oprah once :)

Always a Southern Girl said...

Oh yes, we definitely have a stinky shoe issue at our house. I gotta try the throwing them away thing. Great idea. Good Luck,.

Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

You are too funny! I love the pictures as illustration!
Yes my little one can ruin a perfectly good pair of shoes in a second if he wears them without socks! And it is BAD! Once he had a pair of shoes that were so stinky that when I took him to a doctors appt and he had to take off his shoes I sat on them to try and kill the odor before the doc came in the room. It was that bad but no matter how hard I tried to hide it the stink came through! Embarrassing!! Who know such a cute little kid could have such stinky feet!

melissa said...

hehe! Too funny! I have to confess MY fave shoes are getting stinky! :blush:

Pumpkin Delight said...

Bwaaaa Haaaa Haaaa! That is very funny and cute. He is growing up and getting so big. I hope his school year is going well.

Christina said...

Laughing, laughing, laughing!
Our shoes haven't gotten that bad...yet! My kids wear socks with their shoes. Maybe that would help. :)

Erin said...

I am so praying for the trash man! I hope he makes it!

Sonya said...

Don't feel bad. I HAD to dot he same thing with my oldest son. I thought something came into the house and died and then I thought we had a skunk that died..it was awful. He loved those shoes. He wouldnt talk to me for a day but got over it..lol

Frau said...

I hope he won't be too mad!

Jodie said...

Thanks for stopping by & saying hi!

I don't have a smelly shoe problem with my girls, but their volley's are just falling apart & look disgusting - they just won't part with them. I may have to try your trick!

April said...

You are the funniest thing EVER...I am not kidding! As for me...my dachshund's breath would knock over a T-Rex dead in it's tracks! WHEW!!!

Nessa said...

charcoal inserts are a must.

Tales on Tuesday - Lost in Space

Caseybumpinalong said...

Yes, we have that problem here, too. Two daughters in particular who looooove shoes but hate socks, which means very stinky feet. My 4 year old kicked her shoes off in the van the other day and I almost drove off the road trying to catch my breath.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

stinky boys and stinky feet!
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Nurse Nancy said...

No stinky shoes yet....but I know they are coming.

Mental P Mama said...

LOL...My smelly shoes now live down the road from you!!!!

Hater Von G said...

Ha! I have the same problems. Only they're MY shoes.

Kelly G. said...

HI!!! Thanks for the lovely comment about my Miss Madelyne.

I recently found your blog and I am LOVING it. Your posts are hilarious and they always make me chuckle. You photos are wonderful and amazing~~

Mark said...

Whenever we have doctor appointments, I pocket a few bio-hazard bags just for this kind of emergency. Those shoes could do a number on the environment if not contained properly. I'm just saying.
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Trudy said...

I hope he doesn't mourn them too terribly long, LOL! Yep, sometimes you just can't get the stink out of them no matter what!

Kim said...

I'm sure the trashmen have seen/smelled alot worse!
xoxo,
Kim

Margaret Cloud said...

My frien Patty posted on what you can do with coffee filters and one of them was on odors. Here it is; Put baking soda into a coffee filter and insert it into shoes or the closet to prevent odors, it may help your problem. Have a nice day.

Brooke said...

good luck to you!!

the hubby had a pair that stunk so bad his boss paid him to throw them away. thankfully he's a cheap sell and for $1 he drove home barefoot.

Grandma J said...

You can never get a boy away from stink...never ever. Can I have those shoes?

Janean said...

no smelly shoes...but boys DO have that *man sweat* odor...

funny story. sad, but funny! LOL!!!!

RR Mama said...

You are so funny! but yes boys feet SMELL!!! I try and wash their shoes at least once a week and if not then Freebrez helps. You know what smells worse than tennis shoes....???? CLEATS!!!

Krystyn said...

Too funny!

We have a couple pairs like that, too! Have you tried washing them, first? Just an idea:)

Bunch of Barrons said...

Too funny. I had the exact same problem last summer with my son. He LOVED this pair of sandals and wore them until they smelled SO AWFUL that I couldn't stand it. I was so embarrassed at his stinky feet! :) We had to get rid of them...but he still talks about those nasty things, though. haha! :)

Summer said...

Okay, that is just TOO funny! I used to nanny for these kids that also had the WORST feet smell.....

Your life is about to change woman. =)

JennyMac said...

LOL..we have no shoes like this but our son is only 3. And I hope he doesnt pay you back! haha.

Tricia Nugen said...

Honey I just knew you were going to talk about his Under roos! The princess has this problem at our house. I've used everything on her winter boots with no luck! Hopefully, spring is really here and we can toss those little puppies and call it good!

Justine said...

Heeheeheeeeeeeee! Why not just throw them in the wash? That bad, eh? Won't help? Poor Kaishon.

Justine :o )

Brian Miller said...

haha. my youngest...his feet are WMDs...

Julie said...

lol, not yet, I am waiting...

Mayra Elisa and Pooh Bear said...

Hahaha. this is soo funny!!

I found your blog through another blogger and couldn't resist and started following. You take amazing pictures! =D

Have a great week!

Mayra Elisa and Pooh Bear said...

I don't have any smelly shoe issues...yet.

Michelle Pixie said...

Thankfully no smelly shoes as of yet…But I do remember my brother hitting the smelly phase right before puberty and whoa boy did he stink!! ;) I am hoping since I have girls maybe I won't get the stinky shoes...but you know they change their shoes like they change their…well you get the idea. Sounds like you probably should have called in Mike Rowe! :D

susan @ SONshine said...

OH yes, we have stinky feet syndrome here too - you can actually see the stink vapor coming off of them when the shoes are parked in the laundry room. I even put a towel at the bottom of the laundry room door to keep the vapor from coming into the family room.

Hopefully the garbage men can hang those little fern tree airfresheners from their mask (string around neck/arms/ or belt whatever!) so that they are not knocked unconscious.

Our boys shoes may need to be burned.

Rachel said...

So stinkin' hilarious (pun intended!)

And it's even funnier that Itty Bit has those shoes in an Itty Bit size! I actually dread the day they must go, because they truly are the best easy access sneaks!

Love the pictures - this was a terrific TST!

photowannabe said...

Everyone's comments were just as hilareous as your post Becky.
I do remember that with my boys way back in "the dark ages". It was a little like Pigpen and the perverbial dust cloud over him. Whew, I'm glad that's in the past.

Foursons said...

Oh how I understand this! Socks, make the boy wear socks.

Hilary said...

I often figure it's a smelly shoe problem behind why we sometimes see a pair of shoes hanging from an overhead wire. Someone couldn't stand it any longer. Your story is too funny.

Paula Scott said...

I did when my son was about Kaish's age! Must be a phase! Offer to buy the same style of shoes. That usually worked. Or, I'll bet he has his eyes set on a pair that he thought was out of reach...

Dita said...

So cute.......
Oh, YES...I have had the issue myself many times...mostly wearing shoes without socks for me.

I find that soaking my feet in homemade room temperature tea really does wonders, as does tea tree oil.

Oh, and it is transferable to other shoes so BEWARE!

Loved this post...it made me laugh!

Lisa said...

NO smelly shoe issues...HUDGE! Shoe issues...Both my boys are in VERY large shoes...size 16 and 17...They are so hard to find I have to special order them. Needless to say we don't have many shoes to pick from...BUT! that is not the biggest problem...It is the dirt they bring in...My 15 year old son ((he is in the biggest shoe standing at 6ft 4inch.)) loves to workout side and walks in and out of the house all day on the weekends with his HUDGE shoes on...I must tell you it gets quite messy around here...:) VERY cute post!

Lula Lola said...

I have the solution to the stinky feet. I wrote a post about it here, http://lulalola.com/2010/02/13/chill-out-stinky-feet/
We fixed it, but I know what you mean, even after I washed his shoes, they still stunk! The freezer works wonders!

He Who Laughs Last said...

OMG! I'm hooked! I love this post...

Your photography is beautiful and your writing is hysterical.

Your blog could become an addiction!

Annie said...

Oh dear! You are a HOOT! And I too have one of those "stinky" boys, but I do SO love him dearly and wouldn't trade him and his stinkiness in for another. Aren't boys just the bestest!?

I'm glad you found me too! BTW, you're pictures are A. MAZE. ING.

Mom Taxi Julie said...

I wish I could do that to my daughter's softball socks after practice! PPPPUUUUU

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Ewwww! Those shoes must be really bad!

Tracey Axnick said...

Oh yes, baby.... we have dealt with this issue MANY times. And do you know WHO has the stinkiest feet in the WHOLE house? My 6'5" husband and his size 13 "skis"? Oh NO...

My 13 year old son and HIS smelly sneakers???

Wrong again!!

It is..... my beautiful 12 year old daughter. She has THE STINKIEST FEET ON THE PLANET. I really think she was born with some extra-smelly-foot-chromosome or something. Her shoes sometimes smell like Bad Cheese. No exaggeration. !!! :)

Unknown Mami said...

I don't think this will be the last toxic disposal you have to make. You have many years of stinky shoe disposal ahead of you.

Mighty M said...

Hope the garbage service hasn't dropped you from their route! :)

Crystal and Co said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog yesterday.... we are pretty smitten and in love with our littlest guy as well. He is such a joy.

Your photography is just beautiful! Love your blog... I am going to follow.

And in regard to stinky, smelly, nasty, must be thrown away shoes... with five boys I TOTALLY get it! Totally!