Tuesday, August 30, 2005

The smells of summer

Seems like I am forever tackling the piles of laundry. I suppose with 5 people in a household this is a reality I am going to have to face. Even Grace, only one, can create her fair share of the load. I spend a long time stain spotting everything. So, there I sat on the laundry room floor preparing a load for the washer. One by one I take the items and evaluate where the stains are and how much shout to apply. Most stains are not very glamorous. As I picked up the next shirt -- one of Jordan's -- I took in a smell that said "Summer" plain and simple. The smell of sunshine, sunscreen, and playing hit me all at once. Soon these smells will change into the ordinary type of smells, but for one small moment I felt like summer was captured in a smell. Crazy, I know. Wasn't there a Sienfield show about the smell of the ocean? Maybe Kramer was ahead of his time. ;-)

2 comments:

jill b said...

i can smell it!

Ann said...

I choose to only post about the good smells in the laundry...there were others. ;-)