Monday, December 27, 2010
There are few things in life that set off an emotional response. Smells for instance. They can bring back memories of family gatherings, experiences, times in your life when your senses were so heightened that you noticed every detail about that second in time. That's amazing, I think that we can take the information that our senses offer us and it can create such an elated feeling. There are some smells that just get you more than others: cookies or bread baking in the oven, the pine of a Christmas tree, a turkey roasting in the oven on Thanksgiving Day. There are some smells that remind us of bad times as well. I still can't smell SoCo without wanting to retch after partaking in it a little too much while in college on an infamous New Year's Eve. After buying the Swagger Wagon earlier this year I thought that nothing could top "New Car Smell" even though I know it is mostly because of all the plastics in the manufacturing of the car. But here's the thing...nothing beats the smell of a new baby. Maybe it's the heightened emotion that you are feeling when you finally get to see them or the anticipation of the person they will become but when you couple that with the sweet smell of them, it just can't be matched. I wish they could bottle this stuff but they can't, I looked. They have plenty of new car air fresheners, pine, even Drakkar Noir but they just can't reproduce that fresh baby scent. If you don't know already I am on this new baby kick because of our new addition, Heidi Elizabeth. It's been awhile since we've had an infant and there is no way to describe how it feels until you have one. So, I will enjoy the new baby smell and look forward to the new year with plenty of opportunities to blog about being a stay at home dad with three kids. George Lucas would be proud, I finished my Trilogy!