His couch still smelled like me

I recently babysat my granddaughter in my son’s home while they were working from home. My daughter-in-law’s mother usually watches her two days a week there, but she is away on vacation. I was the fill-in. My son messaged me two days after I was there that his couch still smelled like me and he made it clear he was unhappy about it and that I was being stubborn and inconsiderate for still using this soap that they’ve told me before they didn’t like.

— Read more in Dear Prudence: Help! The Beautiful Scent of My Laundry Soap Is Tearing My Family Apart at Slate.


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