Ask any of my children what my worst bug bear is and I think they would all say horrible smells…I think I am overly sensitive to bad smells which is not very nice. The dog bears the brunt of my moans…either he really would win a smelliest dog competition or my heightened sense of smell exaggerates it. I can even smell whiffy socks a mile off!
So when I was asked to take part in a Breathe Happy Blogger Challenge how could I possibly resist? What smells make my family and I smile?
Bacon!! Oh yes…it most definitely makes my two older sons smile…bacon has been know to turn vegetarians back to meat! *Cough*
Flowers, I’m not sure my children take much notice of them indoors, four year old M picks them from the garden and smells them but I think he is about the only one and although I love looking at flowers and adore freshly cut flowers in the house I am not swayed by their smell at all.
What adult can resist the aroma of fresh coffee, just inhaling freshly ground beans can be enough of a kick! However it does not really appeal to my children.
I love scented candles and have them burning all the time at home but I’ve always been slightly sceptical of ones that promise to eliminate odours but among my pack of goodies that I got sent to produce various smells was a Febreze Thai Orchid candle. I eat my words, somehow this candle does appear to eliminate odours…even smelly teenage shoe ones and anything that can do that makes me smile!
What smell do you think makes my children smile the most though?
Yes it’s cakes! Home baked, fresh from the oven..well they are my children and they do have my genes.
What smells make you or your children smile? Others to add to my list are rose oil, red wine, newborn babies and spicy food.
Right…I am off to make my children smile at me some more. Oven at the ready!