smells like tween spirit
oi! how is it that no matter how much you savor the moment, it still seems to fly by? another mom moment today... i was walking through target with the girls and one of their friends. there was a lot of girlie giggling about some little boy who kept making faces at them. so i'm picking up a little bottle of travel shampoo and torrey mentioned that she thought she needed some deodorant. i assured her she didn't... but she offered for me to do a smell test. UM, YAH... she needed deodorant! how weird is it that a flood of feelings came over me, thinking how much changed in just the blink of an eye. it seems like it's just the gateway into a whole new part of her little life. but being there in with three giggling girls did help me keep myself pulled together enough to help her pick out some asian pear scented secret deodorant.
when we got home the two of us walked the yard and talked about growing up stuff. crazy how-am-i-already-at-this-point stuff and cute little things too. she said, "i'm going to have to start thinking about different kinds of christmas presents now. do you think a purse is a sensible gift for a girl my age?" that's my girl. :)
she seems to be taking it all in stride. today, at least!
i saved the news for her to tell stan when he got home from work. i seriously think he choked up when he heard the news. why is it that there just seems to be this intrinsic understanding that this is the beginning of many changes to come? such a silly thing. deodorant. who knew? stan just sat and hugged her for several minutes. it's kinda choking me up typing this. just a sweet moment to watch & ponder.
yes, i did get a picture of her with her little bottle of deodorant... but promised her i wouldn't post it online. :)
seize the day! life flies by faster than we expect it.