While listening to a podcast today I learned that humans have something like 21 senses. Not 5. Twenty-one! There’s the sense of hunger, for instance. It’s a sense! Who knew?
“We have 5 senses” : Myth BUSTED.
Also? Mind BLOWN.
It’s 9pm and here’s a list of my current senses:
Sight: Well, for starters, my laptop screen (duh). And beyond that I see my feet tucked snugly into bed. A bed which also currently houses an empty laundry basket and the remnants of my bill-paying project from earlier (also done from the warmth of my bed while my children played).
Sound: On the baby monitor (Shut up she’s a BABY. Ok, she’s 5. Again: shut up) I hear the quiet whir of Paige’s box fan along with occasional swishes of her sheets as she settles in. Oh, and just now, a wee little yawn. I also hear, just barely, the sound of Dave learning to play his ukulele upstairs (a souvenir from our recent trip to Hawaii.).
Taste: Toothpaste. Extra minty. And it claims to make my teeth whiter. So far I’m not convinced. But it’s only been 4 years. I’ll withhold judgement.
Touch: Keyboard (obvs), with the slight slippery-ness that comes from my extra potent hand lotion (Aveeno Baby in the tube because it has absolutely no smell. I have a sensitive nose. I can’t even wear perfume!)
Smell: Shampoo. I showered before bed. My shampoo is currently Head and Shoulders because if my scalp (and the rest of my body for that matter) get any drier I will simply disintegrate into a pile of dandruff.
As for my sense of hunger? Eh, I’m always hungry.