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Rugby Smells

I've had a son now for fourteen years. He's a good son too so we've decided to keep him.

He's a typical young male though, he's fearless, he takes stupid chances and most days he treats his body likes it's unbreakable.

So, I wasn't totally surprised last fall when he came home and told me his wrist hurt. After icing a suspicious bump for a day, I finally took him in for an x-ray and we came home with a cast on his arm.

Yep, the boy broke his wrist the very first day of gym class playing rugby.

Therefore, when this spring rolled around you can imagine that I was less than thrilled when the same son came home and told me he wanted to try out for the school rugby team.

Yeah, football with no equipment.


I mean didn't he LEARN anything when they told him he was BROKEN last fall?

Obviously not.

My son is now playing on his school rugby team.

Now that he's played a few games however I must admit I have another problem besides the roughness of the sport.

The smell of his shoes.

Have you ever smelt rugby cleats?

You don't want to.

They smell like uh, barf or um, rotten meat or decaying bodies or something vile.

Something very very vile.

So, this is why I now have a bottle of Lysol Fabric Mist in my van at all times.

Lysol Fabric Mist
Because it's only AFTER my kid's cleats are sprayed that my son and his shoes get a ride home.

And if I'm carting several kids home from practice, EVERY single pair of shoes get sprayed and sometimes I spray the team's shirts and shorts too because then, and only then, can I stand the smell of these young men.

Yeah, it works and it kills 99.9% of bacteria on fabrics, therefore eliminating the root cause of odours caused by the bacteria and that's a good thing.

A VERY good thing. 

Thanks Lysol Fabric Mist, you make my nose much happier.


Disclosure: I am part of the Lysol Healthy Families Ambassador Program by Mom Central. I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group.  The opinions on this blog are my own.

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