Thursday, August 30, 2007

It Smells Like a Good Day

If I haven't mentioned it before, Caroline is such a sensory oriented little kid. She smells everything she touches and often tastes them too. She's always commenting on how stinky something is or asking what your breath or hair smells like. And she doesn't like a lot of foods because of their texture. I don't know why, but I find it so endearing that when you put a plate of food down in front of her, she has to sniff each individual food and comment about how it smells. She often makes up her own words to describe something since I guess there aren't words in her vocabulary to accurately describe things yet. And when you're making dinner she'll often come in and tell you how much it stinks and that she doesn't want to eat it.

Every morning as we go out to the van in the garage, I push the button to open the garage door and instead of going and getting into her car seat (that would be too easy, right?) she has to go out to the threshhold of the garage door and take a breath of fresh air - or so she says.

This morning, she ran out there and says, "Mommy, it smells like a good day." So I'm guessing that her very intuitive sense of smell was telling her that the way the world smelled this morning was indicating it would be a good day. Maybe this is a new way of predicting things? Maybe she will be able to tell your future by the way things smell? I don't know, but as soon as she got into her seat, she immeadiately had to tell me how something smelled weird in the van. Nothing I noticed, but then I don't have her super sleuth smell either.

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