Take A Mom's Word For It

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Scent Of A ... Mom

No, I'm not talking about the smell of curdled milk on your shoulder or the fact that you never had the time to brush your teeth this morning... I'm talking about that smell that bonds a child with her mother.

Every night that I say goodnight to my oldest girls (they're 5 now), I notice their deep breaths. I hadn't said anything about it to them until tonight. "H", who was holding on a little longer than usual said to me that she just likes the smell of my face, it makes her 'happy'.

I distinctly remember the smell of my Mom, that small hint of 'happy' air that would escape from between her body and her shirt when I hugged her. Even to this day I recognize that smell when we're close. They say your sense of smell is the strongest when it comes to memory recollection and I'd have to say I agree with "them" (who are these people anyway?!). That smell reminds me of good, happy moments.

I think I'll be holding on a little longer each night from now on... like I was looking for an excuse ;)


Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Oh yes, I remember the smell. My kids like to sleep on our pillows because they smell like "mom or dad". It just makes my heart melt. :-)

Kady L. said...

That is sweet! "H" like to sleep with my sweater and "A" like to sleep with Daddy's t-shirt... Thanks for sharing Debbi!

The Bipolar Diva said...

I love your blog, it's so calming :)