As a mom of boys, I have learned that whenever I pick them up from practice -- whether it's football, basketball, tennis, or soccer -- it is of the utmost importance to drive home with the windows open, regardless of the weather. Rain or shine, sweltering or freezing, the window is open.
This is called survival mode because when a boy enters the van in all his sweaty glory after a 2-hour practice, the air quality is severely affected. And I need to breathe.
Yesterday I experienced an entirely new level of stink. Brace yourself.
"Oh my gosh, Mom," said Timothy as we were driving home after a soccer game. "My knees are so sweaty and my knee pads really stink. Here. Smell."
I am not going to say anything except this ...