Do you remember the little, round flat, tan coloured tin with the pink cream in from when you were a kid? I do, and so does Will.
What's just reminded me of the childhood smell is that when cooking dinner today, I leant forward to get the steamer off the back of the hob, my top came up and my stomach touched the top of the oven that had been on for quite some time cooking a gorgeous roast chicken then having the temperature turned up high for the Yorkshire Pudding. Now, my reactions are quick, but obviously not quick enough to prevent a nice, red, horizontal burn and a little blister across my tummy. I shouted to Will to grab me a cold flannel while I applied the outside of my glass of ice cold Diet Coke to it and for him to mash the potatoes for me while I try and cool the burn down while trying desperately not so swear and cuss in pain in front of the kids (I read once that if you don't cool a burn quickly, then your skin continues to burn for 5 minutes!!!!) I would have ran cold water over the burn but I don't fit in the kitchen sink!
So, it was still nipping like a wotsit well over an hour later and I needed to apply something to calm the sting so I grab the first aid box and find the tube (not a tin any more sadly) and apply that classic childhood smelling pink cream to my sore tummy. I've had to fold the waistband of my trousers down and my fold my top up as it's so sore to have anything touching it.
Any suggestions out there on how to calm the pain quickly? I need help!
What smell reminds you of your childhood? I'd love to know!