My 8 year old son got into the car this morning for a doctor's appointment that was earrrrrly. I sniffed and asked, "What's that smell, honey?"
"Um. Indian spice, I think."
"Did you eat it?"
"Yeah. I tasted it."
When we arrived at the doctor's office, I noticed a greenish-brown dust on the crown of his head. Cumin.
"WHY? Why did you sprinkle -- no, POUR -- cumin on your HEAD?"
"I wanted to see if I could get birds to land on me."
"By putting cumin on your head."
Well, turned out it wasn't quite as nuts as it sounds.
Every winter we make "bird treats" by gathering pinecones, spreading them with peanut butter, and then rolling them in bird seed.
Simon apparently spread PEANUT BUTTER on his head, then thought he was sprinkling seeds on top. He read the container which read "CUMIN SEEDS" but didn't notice the little word "ground" under the first line. He thought, 'hey, seeds are seeds.'
He was trying to make himself into a human bird feeder.