The other night, I was making dinner. I was chopping basil and AJ came up to me and did his usual witching hour routine of clinging to me and crying. I usually try to find a way to distract him so I can get dinner done. So this time I put a basil leaf under his nose to smell. He loved it! He couldn't get enough of it! He ate it too, just plain basil. So now I know to keep basil on hand because it will occupy AJ in a bind!