Saturday, January 26, 2013

That Smell

Trifecta gave us a fun 33 word weekend challenge:

We want you to give us a 33-word example of personification.  Wait.  What?  You forget what that is?  It's the practice of attaching human traits and characteristics with inanimate objects, phenomena and animals (http://literary-devices.com).

I don't think I have to explain what I am personifying here...
 
Reaching out
Tickling your nose
Knowing it will
Slap your face
When you look.
Could someone tell me
How something so small
Could produce that smell
 
Do I have to change your diaper?

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  1. eeeeewwww lol I ask the same question whenever I babysit my niece and nephew.

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    1. It is amazing how they can do something like that then smile at you as if to say "Ha ha. I did it and now you have to fix it."

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  2. Everyone who has experienced the funk of a freshly made deposit, completely understands your poem. Not only is there personification but, sensory impact, too! Bravo!

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    1. Oh yeah. Sensory impact is one way to put that particular chore. Maybe sensory overload instead?

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  3. Lol, nice...in an ugh! sorta way ;)

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  4. 'tickling your nose' transitioning to 'slap your face' is never a good sign, is it? It was leaking out before I knew what had hit me...

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    1. Oh yeah...the leakers. Thank goodness I haven't had one of those in a while. Then it's not just the diaper but the clothes as well.

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  5. Egads!Poo-h!sure raises a stink,lol!

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    1. According to my hubby, it raises a few more things than just a stink once in a while. I can only imagine how much worse it will get as my son transitions to baby food in addition to his bottles.

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  6. it's ALIVE! Run! Save yourselves . . . point to hubby - it's YOUR turn. :)

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    1. I've tried that. Doesn't always work. And, yeah, some of those make me wonder if they really are alive at times.

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  7. Such cute little babies make such nasty big stinks!

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    1. And that just seems so wrong. How can they be so cute and so nasty at the same time?

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  8. Yikes! Been there. Wonderfully written, by the way!

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    1. Thanks! It is one of those rather unique experiences one never forgets. I am thoroughly convinced of that right now.

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  9. Oh my, I remember this. The pause in activity followed by a smile and reddening of the face meant only one thing....rock, paper scissors to find out who had to clean it.

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    1. And that occasional bit of grunting in there just seals the deal. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I am still laughing over this!

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    1. I'm glad! When living with that kind of stench one has to find the humor in it. Thanks for stopping!

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  11. So funny.. It is absolutely amazing how such a tiny creature can produce - well, what they produce. I love finding the humor in the unexpected!

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    1. And this is a subject you must find some humor in once in a while! I have a theory that the smell must be inversely proportional to their size, at least until they are potty trained. Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Ah the stench of the very young. Good job.

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    1. Perhaps that is what they made the Bog of Eternal Stench out of in Labyrinth? Thanks for stopping!

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  13. Those things can be stinky as hell!

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    1. Not to mention the Technicolor look once they start on baby food. Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Haha! I don't miss those days at all.

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    1. Yeah, it'd be nice if they were done. But, on the other hand, the rest of it is a fair trade off. Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. awesome...my wife asked me if I miss those days..uh NO

    very well done

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    1. I won't miss the diapers, that is a sure bet. Watching my son figure out how to do things is fun, though.

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  16. I can smell it all the way over here (and it's been a while for me).

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    1. Oh yeah. Quite potent. Will clear out your sinuses with no problem!

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    1. It is something one never forgets!

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  18. This is one thing I don't miss about raising children. A memory I'd as soon forget about. Nice description though.

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    1. But you know you can't forget it! And, might I add, I can't wait until he's big enough to potty train. However, as he is only 5 months old right now, it will be a while.

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  19. Oohhh yes. Nothing more potent! Well done!

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    1. At least nothing I've found so far. Thanks!

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