The sense of smell

Pretty much ever since she was born baby girl has demanded to be fed every two hours night and day. This has lead me to a state of permanent tiredness. Conversations with people pretty much go along the lines of ‘ how are you?’ to which i reply ‘tired’. I don’t recall this with toddler boy, although I can remember being up a lot at night. There are a few things though that will bring back vivid memories and they are the oddest things. For example I recently purchased scented nappy bags (normally I get the cheap economy ones). Every time I change a nappy I am transported back to the day after toddler boy was born, and being in the hospital changing his nappy. Its funny how the sense of smell can really bring back memories. I’m not sure that this will be the case for my children’s childhood, as they seem to both have permanent colds and its really impossible to wipe their noses. They cant possibly smell anything at all and nearly every photograph of them has them sporting bogeys Dick and Dom would be proud of (except the one ive added to illustrate this post)!

3 Responses

  1. Millennium Housewife 19th March 2009 / 1:52 pm

    For me it's cheese and Marmite panninis (spell check where art thou?)at Starbucks, the mainstay of my existence when my youngest refused to sleep. For three years. MH

  2. moonmamma 20th March 2009 / 11:43 am

    O yes nappy sacks, takes me back to the babyhood of all of mine – smell is indeed evocative.

  3. Suburban Mum 22nd March 2009 / 10:06 pm

    Pampers Wet Wipes is mine.

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