30 May 2010

Playing on the Carpet in the Basement in Pokey with My Niece While Wearing Patchouli Oil

I am lying on the floor, enjoying a quick moment of down-time while my 4-year-old niece, who's been my near-constant companion since we arrived on Saturday, romps next to me. She pounces on me and snuggles against me for a hug.

Niece: You smell like your house.

Geo: Like my house?

Niece: Yes.

Geo: Is that good or bad?

Niece: That's good!

Geo: I'm glad to hear it.

Niece: You smell like cinn-..., cinna-... [she stops]

Geo: Do I smell spicy?

Niece: No. You smell like...

Geo: ?

Niece: ... cement!


Jamie said...

KNOW WHAT? I think S is totally right--I've never found the right words for it--it's sweeter than dirt, a little "spicier"--cement is just right, and a 4 yr old would know! (how did these babies get to be four??? too fast, too fast!)

anna said...

lol! ohthe joys of cement. hot in the sun, wet in the rain, on geo, i love that smell too.

Sweet Capture said...

Ha ha... that is too cute!

Sister Pottymouth said...

I love the smell of cement!

Carrot Jello said...

Ooh, now when I smell cement, I'll think of you.

P.S., Here's a link to my brother and sister in-laws story. You can go from there.