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Is Your Husband a Stinking Liar?

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My husband gets off diaper duty because he says he can't smell the poo. Is it a bunch of B.S. or do woman really have a better sense of smell?

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Momlogic's Momstrosity: I come home from the gym to switch shifts with my husband watching our 2-year-old daughter, and upon opening the door, I'm nearly floored by the smell of a diaper that--let's just say-- has done its job. The whole house reeks. "Honey," I say, gasping for air, "I think she needs a diaper change."

"Really?" replies my cheery husband, "I didn't even notice. Guess my nose isn't as good as yours!"

OK, is that a cop out or what? Aren't men supposed to be the hunters? Didn't they have to smell out their prey or end up as dinner for a ravenous wildebeest? I suspect he has super-smelling capabilities he's letting lie dormant so he won't have to change a diaper, empty the trash, or pour the stagnant water out of a soaking saucepan. I know I should just let him do the chore once I detect it needs to be done, but I go into emergency mode any time I smell the stench and do it myself.

Should I be angry at my husband for being a huge liar? Or do I pity him because he can't appreciate the smell of a rose, perfume or Desitin? I need answers. So, I found myself an expert, Ear Nose and Throat specialist Bradley Marple, M.D. And he told me: "Women typically do have a better sense of smell, possibly linked to the estrogen hormone."

Thanks for nothing, Dr. Marple.

It gets worse, Dr Marple explains. "There is the potential of selective smelling if we really, really don't want to smell something. And selectivity's not just for the nose. "Many times," Dr. Marple says, "Wives bring in their husbands to test thier ears. They are postive their husbands are hard of hearing. When I look at the results they're perfectly normal."

Rats, I was going to bring my husband in next week for an ear exam. I better cancel.


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5 comments so far | Post a comment now
Amber June 2, 2008, 4:13 PM

Actually my husband has a better sense of smell. I can’t smell urine, no joke. If the baby is really wet or one of the kids has an accident in their pants, or the puppy has an accident on the floor, ect. He’s the first to know because I can’t smell it.

Shay June 2, 2008, 5:23 PM

It’s BS. I say it about once a week to get off poo duty. I think my husband knows but thins it’s cute. After changing 6 dirty diapers 6 days a week, I think I’m entitled.

stinkybrat41 June 2, 2008, 9:52 PM

this morning i awoke to the stench of a mop left in a bucket of dirty mop water-compliments of my 16 yr.old-noone could smell this but me and because it sickend me i sanitized everything. husbands, teenagers their one in the same sometimes and neither can smell worth a plug nickel so yeah i think we just have a better sense of smell then they do.

reneejohnson June 3, 2008, 4:35 AM

i think thats just a bunch of bull our husbands have a good sense of smell when its to their advantage thats just their way of getting out of certain things.i bet you if it was us not changing the kids or cleaning the house they would see and smell everything.

Anonymous1 June 3, 2008, 10:57 AM

Men will make up excuses when they don’t want to do something.


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