When we started preparing for parenthood people told us a lot of things; loss of sleep, dirty diapers, and toys everywhere, but no one ever told us about those hidden smells that smack you in the face. Our van had this funky smell in it this week. It totally smelt of kid but we couldn't find it. I even cleaned out the van today and vacuumned it, which you won't be able tonotice tomorrow. The source of the smell was never discovered. It didn't help that it rained most of the week so the windows had to be up.
Last night we got in the van to go to a family party and the smell just attacked us as we got in. It smelt like half kid half left over food from kid. We couldn't put a finger on the distinct smell but it was definitely there. We searched and searched but there was about four inches of stuff covering the van floor from all of the sweat shirts, jackets, toys, baby wipes, and diapers floating around in there. I guess we will never know the what caused the smell.
I have spared most of you so far with endless UCLA promotion. I have kept it to myself partly because I am suprised and partly because I don't want to jinx them. They have had a great run so far and I am pretty confident that it will continue. Nobody is picking them to even win their next game and that is how I like it. The experts have been so wrong this year that it has made the tournament that much more enjoyable. People didn't even pick UCLA to get out of the second round and here they are in the final four.
So my plans are to sit back and watch the games with my good friends and pray that the 12th banner will be hung in Pauley Pavillion.