"Mom, how does the Tooth Fairy fly through the air?"
"How do YOU think?"
"I think moms do it."
"But how can a Mom be a Tooth Fairy?"
"Good moms are lots of things, Princess."

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Another Installment of "Things You Probably Haven't Said"

Brought to you by Kerrie. Be jealous.

You know, I think it's really great you're excited about your new deodorant. It's ok to be excited about it: it's new, it smells good, and it's a clue that your body's changing into a grown-up's, which is pretty cool. The thing is...well, the thing is that it's not the kind of thing other people are going to get excited about. They'll get excited about their own deodorant, maybe, when it's time for them to use it, but they aren't likely to get excited about anyone else's deodorant. So if you want to tell people about your deodorant, that fine. Just be prepared that they're going to say, "oh," or something like that. Not do a dance of joy.

But the main thing to remember is, if you want to share the smell of your deodorant with someone, like maybe a sister, for instance, you really should ASK before you shove it under their nose. Because if you don't ask, it's fairly likely they'll snatch it out of your hands and throw it in the wastebasket. You know. Like just now. So it's ok to be excited about it.

Just ask first.


  1. I feel ya Sister, I really do. I bet we could have a contest on the most outrageous things you never expected to say to your child.


    Love, Cindy

  2. This brings backs memories of my childhood! When my sister (2 years older than I) started wearing deodorant at 11 or so, she kept it in her back pocket (the whole top half stuck out) and pointed it out to everyone she met.

    Obviously, I thought she was the coolest person on the planet.