School Projects and My Favorite Smells

Tell Not Show

After getting home from work, two hours late, I began our after school routine.  I dug through the backpack, pulled out the folder, and brought out tonight’s project.  Angry Kid gets homework assigned on Mondays, to be turned in on Fridays.  I work tomorrow night, and get home late.  It is easier to make sure it is all done tonight, rather than Angry Husband try and figure out what is not done.

Tomorrow was Angry Kid’s day for “Tell Not Show”.  We had to put an item in a paper bag, and write three questions on the outside of the bag to describe the item.  Angry Husband and I were searching the entire house for an item that would be worthy for this project.  Our choices were a tape measure or a pair of sunglasses.  Angry Husband was afraid that the precious tape measure would get lost, so the sunglasses became the item.  I had polled Twitter for the questions on the bag.

My favorite part of this project?  Well, it was writing on the bag.  I found a fresh brand new Super Sharpie to use.  I have a little secret obsession with Sharpies.  I love brand new Sharpies, with a sharp tip.  There is just something about the smell of a brand new Sharpie.  Am I odd that I love the smell of Sharpies?

I like the smell of fresh cookies, babies, and all the other common stuff.  But I have a unique love for weird chemical smells like bleach, chlorine, freshly chlorinated fountains in Las Vegas, and Sharpies.  These are the little things that make me happy.

Angry Kid’s teacher will appreciate my Sharpie usage.  She already complimented me on my writing style the first time I filled out paperwork.  I have little, ok big, OCD tendencies about my printing.  I used to practice writing things over and over again when I was a kid.

Do you like any strange smells? Or is it just me? Share your weird smell obsessions with me.  Please tell me that this is normal.

10 comments
jodifur
jodifur

You homework is much more fun than the homework we are getting.

Vickie
Vickie

We need to start our own club! I thought I was the only one who like the smell of sharpies. Add to the list of smells new tires, shoes, copier paper ink on fresh copies, books........I better stop. Love the blog. I am your newest follower. Vickie victoriasvoice44.blogspot.com

Rachel
Rachel

I LOVE the smell of sharpies!!! And your handwriting is FABULOUS

Nikki
Nikki

I like the smell of resin. It reminds me of my Dad. He used to make surfboards for a living. It's totally not good for you, but I love it.

Rachel {at} Mommy Needs a Vacation
Rachel {at} Mommy Needs a Vacation

I too LOVE the smell of Sharpies!! I like weird smells too like white board pens and cleaners. You are not alone. I much prefer these smells to sweet sickly smells.

Bethany
Bethany

I love the smell of Sharpies too...and paint...and coffee (though I don't drink it!) There are certain smells that I "like" because they remind me of someone. Old Spice and the green dish soap. Smells are (usually) awesome!

Stephanie Snyder
Stephanie Snyder

nope, you're not weird. Er, maybe we're both weird. While Sharpies aren't my favorite smell, a burning match is - and it's that special fume that comes from the flame after it's been lit for just a couple of seconds ... when the smoke starts coming - hello! WEIRDNESS RIGHT HERE! I love lighting candles :) I have a close friend who loves the smell of beauty salons, particularly perm solution! You are not alone, my friend!

Amanda @ Confessions From HouseholdSix
Amanda @ Confessions From HouseholdSix

I like the smell of new Sharpies and new shower curtains. My son recently came home from school and told me his dry erase markers that I bought were unacceptable because they weren't "low odor." You'd think these days they'd all be "low odor." Nope, they need to be specially marked as such. Given my son's behavior issues, OCD, etc. you'd think his teacher wouldn't mind if he was sniffing a few marker fumes while he did his math. *Because print doesn't convey tone and people have been judgy lately, that's sarcasm. I'm not condoning that my child purposely sit and huff his dry erase markers during math class.

Brandy Bates
Brandy Bates

I also like the smell of Sharpies. I think that I am the only person in the world that likes the smell of Comet bathroom Cleaners. It reminds me of my Grandmother, she would sprinkle that stuff all over the sinks and bathtub.

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

The homework is exhausting. It is mostly about practicing letters and letter recognition.