Munch has always had an obsession for sniffing items, so this week our Ordinary Moment has to be the sniffy hat.
Since birth we have gone through countless sniffy items. Each replaced by yet another sniffy item as I’ve weaned her off them (cruel mother). We’ve had baby vests (any one will do), socks, PJ’s, a toy bat, a toy owl, a toy sheep, a toy cat, a toy octopus and now we are onto her second owl crochet hat. I have ofcourse now admitted defeat and I actually quite like to see the pleasure and reassurance she gets from sniffing her favoured item. If anything, it’s given her a vast range of items to chose from and each is located in a different location around the house and car. So she’s never too far away from something to sniff.
That being said, she only ever has her beloved sniffy owl hat at nursery and this week it went missing. As you can see it’s very unique, so it’s not that anyone else would mistake it for theirs. My heart has never ached so much, to see her poor little face sobbing uncontrollably as we had to walk away after 20 minutes of searching high and low for it. Thankfully we don’t stay far from the nursery, so the sniffy PJ’s took over when we got home and the next morning she was very understanding (for a 2 year old) at the fact she had to pick a different hat to take to nursery for sniffing.
We still hope that the sniffy owl hat might turn up. We have a replacement being knitted as we speak and it’s coming all the way from Germany, thanks to a very kind hearted friend.
Until then, a bear hat has stepped up to the mark. Everyday, my heart sinks when I pick her up from nursery and she asks ‘Where’s other sniffy hat Mummy?’