Ok, so I know that my kids are quirky. They make me smile, scratch my head in wonder, leave me baffled, and drive me nuts!
That's all just part of being a parent. Sometimes it's fantastically hilarious and other times it's annoyingly frustrating.
I thought I'd share one of Bug's biggest quirks. It's funny, but also a bit puzzling.
Bug likes to smell things. Sure everyone loves to smell pleasant things: cookies in the oven, flowers, perfume, soap, etc.
But Bug doesn't stop there. He loves to smell birthday cakes that are fully frosted and waiting to have the candles lighted. He frequently gets frosting on the tip of his nose.
He likes to smell books. I'm sure we've all noticed the smell of a library and the books that we check out kind of have a smell of their own. Bug loves to smell library books, Bibles, song books, and coloring books. He doesn't just notice the smell and move on. He opens the book wide, jams his nose against the spine, and takes a big whiff (or two...or three).
In case that wasn't enough. He also enjoys sniffing his gum before he puts it in his mouth.
I think I saved the best for last. It consistently puzzles me and makes me chuckle.
During communion at Church every Sunday morning he will lean over after I've taken my pinch of the loaf and ask to smell it. He doesn't smell the piece I have in my hand, rather, I eat it, then lean over and cup his face in my hands and he smells my breath. Weird? Definitely. Funny? I certainly get a laugh out of it. Gross? Probably.
He does the same thing when the grape juice is passed. Last Sunday the look on his face was one of pure contentment. So. Odd.
His honorary Nana got him a Scentsy monkey for his 4th birthday. To some that might seem like an odd gift for a 4yo boy. But for my olfaction-obsessed Bug it was perfect! He loves to smell it, and it doesn't seem quite so weird.