My husband has always been a guy who likes to smell things. Really, it’s kind of weird. One of the first things I learned about him was that he was big into smelling. At first, it was endearing. He’d put the book to his face and inhale deeply and I thought, “now there’s a guy that loves books…awesome!” I later found out that it wasn’t just books – he would smell everything. I accepted this a just a little quirk of his and it never really bothered me.
You know what does bother me, though? The fact that even with all this smelling that he does he now seems to be immune to the smell of a dirty diaper. How is this possible? How can the guy who can tell when I’m eating a banana from 3 rooms away be holding the baby and yet not seem to be aware of the horrible stench coming from her diaper? This is how it usually goes:
Me: What’s that smell?
Husband [with baby in his arms, her diaper mere inches away from his nose]: What smell? I don’t smell anything.
Me: I think the baby has a poopy diaper.
Husband [handing the baby over to me]: Huh. Really? I don’t smell anything.
Yeah, that’s annoying. But what’s even worse is what usually happens next: I take the baby and open up her diaper and sure enough, it’s a poopsplosion. And then my husband, who for some reason was standing behind me, backs away and says, “Whoa! That smells terrible!”