Saturday, February 6, 2010

A Nose Like A Bloodhound

Thursday Mike picked up the girls from school and Nat got into his pick-up and said, "Your truck smells funny Dad." He and Miss Moo didn't smell anything unusual, so he didn't think much of it.

He dropped the girls off at home and drove to the market where his truck caught fire. It was an electrical fire and luckily got put out before it became a major disaster, but definitely put his truck out of commission. Well, that explains what Nat smelled.(Mike will now have to get around in his old Land Cruiser that I swear is held together by rust alone).

Nat has always had a sensitive nose. When she was little, she would cry if we drove past a skunk because the smell was so strong to her. And there was also the time driving through the city, when she announced, "I smell French fries." We didn't come across the fast food restaurant until about 1/2 a mile later. She also can't stand the smell of banana bread baking. I guess it's just too sweet. Strange little kid.

From now on if she says she smells something we are going to take heed. If she says she smells smoke we're going to call 9-1-1 and ask questions later. Someday that nose of hers may just pay off...I wonder if she can sniff out truffles...


LisAway said...

How interesting! And handy. Keep that girl!

Arya said...

What a great nose. I am sure it will come in handy one of these days.

Momza said...

My youngest is so smell-sensitive, that she upchucks over the oddest things.
When we camp, she has to hold a babywipe next to her nose in the latrines.
She can't even touch or get near a soiled baby diaper.
Bodily smells and whatnot- forget about it!
Yours seems to have a gift worth paying attention to.