isn't is the sweetest?? but the real kicker is that this utterly cute shirt is a SCRATCH and SNIFF shirt!!
yep scratch away and smell the sweet scent of lemons. there was a watermelon or strawberry one too but not in my size :( i love wearing it, takes me back to my youth). i still give out scratch and sniff stickers to the kids in my class, they love it :)
it is funny how certain smells can conjure the most blessed memories. i have such a desire to hunt down a certain bubble bath that i remember having when we lived on our farm in toowoomba. the bottle was shaped like a princess and the girl on top even had real hair (doll hair) i just loved the smell and even now if i try hard enough i can smell it. maybe this is a memory when my mother was alive... i know i was very young.
do you ever have those sorts of triggers?? wouldn't it be nice to go back in time and salvage all of those things that mean so much to us now. my youth has some very sad patches, as do many family stories but one huge regret that i have is that a beauty case full of old family films was thrown away. those sorts of family films that were on reels... oh i could cry a river of tears for the images that must have been on them. having lost my mother before i turned 4 means that i have no memory of her but i relish any thought of her holding me, wiping my tears, laughing with me, dressing me or brushing my hair....those reels would have held those sorts of images and much much more. wouldn't it be nice if i sent a letter to 'can you help' on the abc and they hunted them down?? sadly i think that case was destined for the dump as my fathers separation from his second wife was not amicable and her vindictive side might have just made sure that that case was never seen again.
ok what started out as a show and tell has turned into something a bit deeper, sorry.
anyhow i am looking forward to sleeping in as i am not taking my girls out in that rain again, we nearly got washed away!!!
goodnight to all of you out there in cyber space, happy memory hunting
p.s. i won again!! not sure what but i will blog about it when it arrives :)