Okay, back to my daughter - she's three and she smells everything! When she first started talking one of her first sentences was "I smell something" and she would say this with a puzzled look on her face. It dawned on me on day that I say that as well but only IF I smell something. She goes around finding things to smell. She started smelling her fingers about four months ago. Every time she touched something I would catch her smelling her fingers - "smells stinky" she sometimes says. One day she said her fingers smelled like birthday cake - we had some of Bubby's (brother) birthday cake earlier that day.
We get a lot of hand-me-down clothes from family and a friend of mine (we are extremely thankful). Every time a bag of clothes comes into the house she smells them and tells me who they belonged to - and she's always right!
Lately, we have been trying to break her of the finger smelling habit and now she is sneaking to smell her fingers. She pretends to wipe her nose (A LOT) so she can smell her fingers. I can't help but turn my head a laugh - I'm easily entertained plus, these days don't last long so I try to get all the joy I can.
One morning in worship services, while she was facing me sitting on my lap playing so nicely with my necklace, I had to sneeze, and sneeze I did. Well, I tried to cover my mouth but I guess a tiny bit of "spray" escaped passed my hand and got on her hand - she about freaked out! I mean FREAKED. By the way, we sit in the fourth bench from the front, right in the middle (I like to be able to see and I'm less distracted that way). All I could think about was how many people saw this horrid look on my three-year-old daughter's face because I sneezed on her. Not only that, she SMELLED her hand where the spray landed and the look on her face got even worse. I almost had to get up and leave because I was afraid I wouldn't be able to contain the laughter. Somehow, I did manage to contain myself.
I've noticed since that morning that she has a "wetness" problem as well - she doesn't like a wet spill on her and she won't hold your hand if it's wet (like right after you've washed your hands). On another occasion, while I was down here on the computer, she and Bubby were upstairs watching a show when I heard her screaming - it was one of those screams I don't hear very often and believe me, she screams a lot! She screamed and stomped and shook - she was so angry. I ran to the bottom of the steps and there she was, stomping and screaming and shaking saying "BUBBY SNEEZED ON MY BLANKIE!!!!!" Whatever! I'm just glad my son decided to sneeze on something other than the wall. All I heard from her the rest of the day was "are you going to wash Bubby's sneeze off my blankie?"
They are so amazing. What would I do without the constant entertainment?
My little smeller.