One Sweet Kid

imagesI’m in line at the bank.

There’s a mother with, I’d say, a four year-old boy, clutching a stuffed cat.  One of those squishy ones. I think they’re called Jellycats.

He suddenly says to his mother, “I smell cake.”  She’s rifling through bank stuff ignoring him.  He says it again. “Mom, I smell cake.  Can I have some cake?”

Her patience, tripping a little, says.  “Stop it. We’re at the bank, there’s no cake at the bank.” The kid won’t take no for an answer.

“But Mom….

Then I realize, what he smells is me, covered in my vanilla body cream I just found online discontinued in all the stores.  It was Bill Hick’s favorite fragrance he’d buy for me whenever he came across it in his many travels.

I say to the kid’s mother, “Excuse me, but what he’s smelling is the lotion I’m wearing. It’s vanilla, so in a way, it does smell like cake.”  I say this smiling since there is a sweetness to the whole thing, no pun intended, however, mom is not smiling when she says, “Now I’m gonna have to buy him dessert or he’ll drive me crazy.  Perhaps unscented would be the wiser path to take.”

Wiser path?  Are we camping?  Lighten up mom, will ya?

Bill Hicks would have gotten a big kick out of this story.


About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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14 Responses to One Sweet Kid

  1. Sounds like a typical stressed out mom. 🙂 Like you woke up that day planning to make her buy cake for her son. Personally, I have always loved vanilla perfume.

    Hope you had a good weekend, by the way. Mine was slow and mostly uneventful.

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  2. Rob says:

    Weird mode of thinking that says she has to buy cake every time he asks for it. Wonder which parenting manual she found that in.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Wiser path? It’s body lotion bitch, not a major life decision.
    This is a perfect example of how the sense of entitlement is taught. Children are not born with that sense, it’s learned.

    Liked by 3 people

  4. skinnyuz2b says:

    I love that the little boy thought you smelled like cake. But instead of vanilla, I’d think you would be spice cake.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Good thing you didn’t smell like leather or caviar. $$$


  6. Kevin says:

    Wiser choice? Sometimes you just have to shake your head at the stupidity of some people and their statements.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Patricia says:

    Maybe if she didn’t spoil her kid she would be less stressed and nicer to folks in line at the bank.


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