What’s That Taste Like?

Lately Stella LOVES to talk about the things she smells around her, but she always asks us “what’s that taste?” when she means “what’s that smell?” We correct her, even though it’s adorable, but so far it has stuck in her vocabulary, and we kind of love it. 🙂

Last night we were on a family walk before bedtime, trying to take advantage of these pleasant evenings before it turns cold and snows (oh wait, that happened up high yesterday – %*@&@^$!).

About one block from home, Charlie was pushing both kids in the double BOB and I had our dog on his leash when the following conversation occurred:

Stella: What’s that taste like?!

Mom: I don’t know? Do you mean what does that smell like?

Stella:Yeah! What’s that smell like? I think it smells like DADDY!

Mom: *confused look*

Stella: [giggling] I think Daddy TOOTED! [laughing hysterically]

Dad: *shame faced* *but laughing*

Apparently he had polluted the outdoors while we walked, and Stella actually smelled it from her position in the front facing stroller in front of him and called him out on it.

I don’t know the last time I’ve laughed that hard. 🙂


Laughing at Daddy a couple of weeks ago when I was trying to do Harvey’s 7 month photo shoot. 🙂


  1. nonsequiturchica · · Reply

    That is hilarious!!

  2. mcmissis · · Reply

    Daddy tooting jokes are always hilarious. Tasting Daddy’s toots? Idk Hahahaha 🙂

  3. Fun fact: taste and smell are actually biologically linked. Our sense of taste requires smell to be intact. We do an exercise to demonstrate this with our students where we make them pinch their noses while eating Bertie Bott’s jelly beans. After a couple of minutes of munching, they usually can’t tell us what flavor they have. And then they are told to stop pinching their noses and the fun really begins.

    So, I totally believe Stella could taste Daddy’s farts.

    1. I’ve actually heard this! I think that’s part of why we laughed so hard, because EWWWW!

  4. Oh my god that’s hysterical!!!! I’ve taught Molly to say daddy has a stinky bum makes me laugh every time she says it. Stella you’re a funny gal. And those kids. Seriously? So cute.

  5. HAHAHAHA – that’s hilarious. I always wondered if kids really did smell bad things. Taylor can walk into a bathroom right after it has been *ahem* polluted and she won’t say a thing. And if Alex gives us a ripe diaper that stinks the house, she doesn’t notice. Stella is proving my theory wrong. 🙂

  6. Awe. Has she been introduced to “the courtesy sniff?” It happens at the age of 2 in our house. And I take a picture. It’s awesome.

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