My eldest son is nearly 13 and quite often smells like onions. I do not intend to be beastly but heavens his room really is eye wateringly odorous. It is not the quite-delicious-slowly-sweated-in-butter type of onion but rather the nose-wrinkling, eye stinging and nose punishing variety.
This is not because he is prone to poor personal hygiene, he is not and showers morning and night and is often found in a rather pleasant if somewhat overpowering cloud of fragrance, but it is apparently a natural occurrence for boys of his age.
I did some research, worried that smelling like Satan’s anus might be a permanent fixture, only to discover that the stench that often surrounds him was a matter of a combination of hormones and his age. These hormones, new sweaty places and a general increase in sweating are instead to blame.
There seem to be a myriad of solutions that we can employ to help with the challenge of the upstairs bedrooms smelling like Beelzebub’s bottom, including more showers, anti-bacterial soaps and frequent changes of clothing which is a real relief.
Until then he will continue to sleep with the windows open because good heavens it’s pretty nasty up there.
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