This weekend was an indication that my 9 year old little girl is transforming into a young woman before my very eyes. It was a complete shocker when she said " Momma you need to buy me some deodorant!" (My first thought besides trying not to laugh was, Why does she need deodorant?, second Do they even make it for girls her age? ) As she was relaying to me her instructions from school, she continued on that she needs to wear it on Thursdays (again the questions started in my head as she continued talking, Why only Thursdays?) To her this was serious business, letting me know her explanation of the details. " On Thursdays we have P.E and when we run around the gym and sweat alot , it makes us stink and these stick out" (at this point she is pointing at her barely visible boobies ...What is going to stick out? Are we even talking about her anymore?). This is a whole new set of information I was not expecting. None the less I took her out and bought her some deodorant. ( Which was the cheapest candy smelling teen kind I could find. In my mind this was a waist of money. Kinda like buying play makeup and you know it's not going to serve a real purpose. But it eased her mind and that's all that mattered.) Come to find out today on a field trip, this was all having to do with a funky smell the 3rd/4th grade class was having on Thursdays. ( let's just say some of the 4th grade girls are a little more ahead of the game and it was geared toward them.) I knew one day this day would eventually come, I just wasn't expecting it to be so soon. Good grief, I just started making her wearing those little sport training bras. ( and those really aren't serving much of a purpose) I guess at least this little hurdle is over as entertaining as it was. I can now rest at night knowing my little third grader will be candy fresh once a week.