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After Liam’s bath last night I couldn’t find him. I looked for him everywhere. Finally, when I came into our bathroom, I found him wearing his pajama bottoms with his pajama top in hand while putting Dean’s deodorant on under his armpits. I said, “Monkey, what are you doing? Only adults wear deodorant!”

He said, “Mom. Listen. I put on Dad’s deodorant every night so my armpits don’t smell. Last year when I was 4 my armpits smelled. So now I use it. I’m a big guy!”

He promptly put on his pajama top, walked up to me and raised his arm up for me to smell his pit. Then he gave me a thumbs-up and walked past me down the hall back to his room.

As I watched him do his best man strut back to his little man cave he suddenly appeared 18 years old to me. He’s growing up so fast. I remember wanting to do adult things like wear deodorant, shave my legs, and highlight my hair. The things I now dread maintaining as an adult. It’s funny how little ones are always in such a hurry to grow up while all of us adults think life passes too quickly!

What adult thing is your little one wanting to hurry up and do?

Love,
T

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