Tuesday, March 29, 2011

How to make finger sniffing a habit.

We have this routine going every Saturday night.  We all climb into our bed and watch a little TV before bedtime.  We're trying to press the issue that we can't watch How It's Made all day, every day, so we settled on the Food Network. 

I made it sound all pretty for you but really there was a lot of screaming (by me) crying (by them) and a whole lotta complaining, haggling and general malcontent.  About thirty minutes later Alex was mumbling under his breath, "this is most certainly NOT what I had in mind" and I was murmuring, "we're a family goddammit and this is what families do." So that's how it came to be that we settled on the Food Network.   

Anyway, we get all settled in and I catch Alex out of the corner of my eye. 

Hands in his shorts, hands out of shorts, hands to nose.  Sniff, sniff. 

WTF, did I just see that?  And as if there was a cosmic answer to my question it happens again. 

I had this sudden flashback to the Saturday Night Live armpit sniffer skit.  You know, the one where Mary Catherine Gallagher stuffs her hands under either armpit and then brings them up to her nose and gets a good long whiff because she's nervous. 

Before I even knew what I was doing, I snorted and gave an ever so tiny giggle.

Crap.  Crap.  CRAP.  I did not just snort, giggle.  Please don't let him hear it, please, please, please...

He heard it.  He looks over at me and giggles as he's takes a good draw.  Then he starts laughing hysterically.

Oh no.  This is not happening.

With that little ever so tiny snort, giggle I've solidified a habit.  A horrible nasty man habit. 

Oh noooooo.

I look across to Hubs, "Now what?"  I say horrified. 

He just starts laughing. 


He looks back to me and says, "What, don't look at me like that...you're the one who taught him..."

And that my friends is how I ended my Saturday night.
Laugh with me people.  Laugh with me.


  1. haha ha......the armpit sniffer was one of my favorite skits and........I worked with a girl who did a scratch and sniff on her.....whooha

  2. I am. I'm laughing at you. I mean with you.

  3. I was laughing as soon as I read the title. With you, of course.

  4. Oh, I am definitely laughing. What're you gonna do now? LOL

  5. First, I thought I knew what you'd write about. Then I thought - well, maybe there is a tie in to sniffing and Food Network - sniffing food.... Nope! You confirmed it! And now, I'm laughing too...

  6. Umm. Eew!! Haha. Did you like the movie 'Superstar' with Mary Catherine Gallagher?

  7. Haha, I LOVED the armpit sniffer. I've done that move sometimes as a joke and sometimes people don't get it...

  8. @ Brian--snort/giggles are fun, it's the payback I'm suffering with... ;)


    @jillsmo--I totally know you're laughing AT me! I can handle it!

    @Karen--it took a nasty turn, didn't it? :)

    @DeeAnn--totally loved the movie...not sure what that says about me...hum...

    @WhisperWriter--OMG they don't get it? I'm sorry, that's just WRONG.

  9. I guess you might as well laugh! Sounds like a lively Saturday night. :)

  10. lol crouch sniffing....every parents dream. Racers got crouch issues but ugh I don't even want to go there today.

    BTW I gave you an award on my blog! Go check it out lady!!

  11. Wait! That's a BAD habit? Since when?

  12. Oh Lord...I've got a sniffer here. And trust me, it's an even more horrifying habit on a girl.

  13. Oh, this is HYSTERICAL! I can't tell you how many bad habits I have solidified because I laughed. So far, none have included crotches, but I'm sure it's only a matter of time.

  14. **lol** @ Lynn!!

    Oh wow, this was a hysterical post, I so enjoyed reading it!! Ahh, the trap of laughter, not sure how to avoid that one. So far we've only encouraged relatively benign habits with the whole not being able to control our laughter thing, but I'm sure things will get worse as the kids get older.

  15. Nothing to say Lizbeth but...giggle giggle snort.
    Love and hugs. Lisa. xx :)

  16. I'm getting caught up on my reading, so I'm just getting to this.

    Let me thank you, heartily and from the bottom of my heart, for making it so that I'm not the only one posting painfully, embarrassingly honest material.

    And I'm laughing at you. Totally. LOL!

  17. Oh my....you've made my night! THanks for the giggles :)

  18. Thanks guys, I have to laugh otherwise I would go insane! That is assuming I'm "normal" right now....hum....


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