Friday, March 13, 2009

Kai-versations: You had me at **sniff**

What I love about kids is how unexpectedly sweet they can be sometimes. Kai sometimes blindsides me with something so precious and sincere that I just don't know what to say.

The other day, out of the blue, she came up and put her face on my cheek and inhaled loudly. Slightly unnerved, I asked her what she was doing.

"Smelling your cheek," she said very matter of fact.

"Why, Kai?"

"Because it smells so good."

Thinking I'd regret asking this question, I went ahead and asked the obvious.

"What does it smell like?"

"I don't know, like...Mommy."

"What does 'Mommy' smell like?"

Kai thought and thought and looked at me so seriously and said, "You know. Like...Love."

Be still my heart. I sure do love that girl.


Fiona said...

Wow. Absolutely adorable.

Of course, one wonders whether other emotions have an odor. What does boredom smell like? (like a homeroom, maybe).

Carey said...

All I can say to that is... "AWWWW"!

Anonymous said...

that is soooo sweet!!!