What my father smells like makes me happy!

My dad is a good hugger. I love hugging him. He smells like old books, garlic, clean laundry, and sometimes toothpaste. Richard mostly smells like cologne, even from across the room. It makes my nose tingle.

My mom smells good, too – mostly like oil paint. A long time ago, I know I smelled my birth mom. Mom says she must have held me very close, in order to be brave enough to let me go. Maybe she smelled like good Chinese things, like dumplings. I love those.

I have no clue what my Chinese birth father smells like. There are some things you can never know and there are some things you can’t even imagine. This makes me mad and scared sometimes, but it’s okay. I can always hug my daddy dad, and he always hugs me back!!!!!

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