We call Audrey’s oldest son, William, “the sponge.”
William soaks in information like… well, a sponge. He loves all things about space, dinosaurs, trains. He can tell you anything you need to know about Lego Star Wars or Lego Indiana Jones. He loves weather, as in I think he may be a budding meteorologist.
But he also soaks in… and gives back… random pieces of information that he has acquired.
Take this morning, for instance. I headed to Audrey’s home to get some work done. Benjamin (16 months) greeted me at the door… and I mean greeted with a great big smile and a great big odor.
“Oh, my!” I said. “Someone needs a diaper change!”
William, who is turning 4 at the end of September, joined right in. “”Yeah. Sometimes babies smell up the whole house with their poops,” he said. Well, William should know. Even at his tender little age, he does have three (count ’em, 3) little brothers. William then looked at me with a pensive expression and asked, “Grandma, do you and Pop-up ever have poop smells in your house?”
OK. Dare I get into this with a 3-year old and a Pop-up? “Yes,” I admitted. “Even grown-ups make nasty poop smells sometimes.”
Then William advised, “Then Grandma, I think you may enjoy Glade Scented Oils.”
I almost stopped my Benjamin changing duties with this little tidbit of info.
And William had more. Much more. “Glade Scented Oils would get rid of poop smells in your house, I think. And they come in many refreshing scents.”
OK. William was not only totally serious, he was totally serious.
I asked him where he found out about these amazing scented oils.
“On television,” he said. “I already told Mommy about them, but I don’t think she was listening.” He then pointed to the seriously poopy diaper with its seriously poopy smell.
By then, Audrey had entered the room. “Is he telling you about the Glade Scented Oils?” she asked. “I call him Mr. Info-mercial.”
My little William. My little sponge. You know what I think? I think he’s got my number when it comes to what I need. And I think I may just need (and enjoy) those child-endorsed Glade Scented Oils. And I may just throw in a couple for his Mommy, too!