7 Weird Things Our Kids Do...That Make Us Love Them More

Too cute!Too cute!My daughter, Sabrina, has stinky feet. The smell is like sour popcorn and so potent that it lingers long after she's left a room. When I get home from work and her sneakers are lying by the door, I am greeted with a whiff of stinky feet.

I love it.

To me, Sabrina's smelly feet are uniquely her, like her crooked front two teeth and the way she says "Do you renember?" instead of "remember." Odor-control spray helps (I am fully aware others won't find the smell charming) but by the evening, her feet stink once again. We have this little ritual: When she comes in from playing and asks me to pull off her sneakers I'll scrunch up my nose and exclaim, "Wow! You have some stinky feet!" and she'll laugh and says "I know!" They are the scent of tomboy-girl and childhood. Her brother's feet have no noticeable scent. Hers are Eau de Sabrina.

I have been known, as I've picked up sneakers she's flung onto the living room floor, to inhale.

When you have kids, you devour them with all of your scents: your sight, smell, taste, hearing, touch. You 're mesmerized by the ways their bodies and brains work. You revel in their quirks, foul feet and all. Check out the admittedly odd things these moms adore about their kids:

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So strange... but still so cute!So strange... but still so cute!
I love my kid's boogers "My youngest has a constant stuffy nose, like every single day of every single year. I'm a tad embarrassed to admit this, but picking his nose is way too much fun for me. I dread the day when he discovers that he is able to wipe or pick his own. Gross, I know, but true." - Jill Smokler, Scary Mommy

So strange... but still so cute!So strange... but still so cute!
I love how my six-year-old multitasks "Abby will start brushing her teeth then walk around the house doing things like throwing her clothes into the laundry room or putting her library book in her backpack-all with a mouthful of foam. She's so cute with her multitasking, which she learned from me, as my husband's pointed out!" - Erin Margolin, The Road To My Writer Roots

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So strange... but still so cute!So strange... but still so cute!
I love that my kid thinks he's a Beatle "To get my son to do anything in the morning, I have to frame everything in terms of what John Lennon (me) would ask Paul McCartney (him) to do. It's a little crazy. Like, 'Paul, can you please eat your English Muffin? We have a big day coming up in the studio and I'd hate for you to be too tired for "Hello, Goodbye."' If this sounds exhausting, that's because it is, but I weirdly love it." - Mira Jacob, Masala Mama

So strange... but still so cute!So strange... but still so cute!
I love my daughter's burps "My pink-loving, super-feminine daughter can go burp-for-burp and fart-for-fart with my son. I tell her that it's incredibly gross. But between me and the Internet, it makes me smile." - Amy Oztan, Selfish Mom

So strange... but still so cute!So strange... but still so cute!
I love my son's earlobe obsession "My four-year-old likes to fondle my earlobes. That word seriously makes me cringe but it is the only way to describe how, while snuggling in my lap, he will reach up and gently grab a lobe, then hang on until he falls asleep. It is just so sweet. This is an improvement over a few years ago, when he would clutch my ENTIRE ear in his fist and try to fold it in half." - Catherine Holecko, Mayberry Mom

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So strange... but still so cute!So strange... but still so cute!
I love my kid's bad punctuation "My 10-year-old misplaces commas. Like when he writes me a note, instead of 'Dear Mom' he'll write 'Dear, Mom.' I find it en,dearing." - Marinka, Motherhood In NYC

So strange... but still so cute!So strange... but still so cute!
I love the buck teeth "My daughter has a massive overbite and she tries to smile with her mouth closed but then she forgets and cracks up and there they are, big buck teeth. That's when I know she's really happy. Yes, I will get her braces but I will miss that smile." - Stephanie Dolgoff, Formerly Hot

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