It seems the smaller the person the faster they move. Why is that? Calvin, from Calvin and Hobbes, once said he wasn’t going to slow down the older he got. The closer he got to the end the faster he planned to go. Of course he said this while careening down a hill with Hobbes nervously peeking through paws.
Somehow the older my kids get the less I get to sit down. Today I sat down for an hour. I was tending a friend’s little boy. Park Day was moved to the mall playground. Too bad nobody came. Well, I was 30 minutes late so maybe people came and left. There were very few kids in the play area. Gwen and Levi had a blast together. To Levi, Gwen is like his older sisters. Gwen is used to boys so they play well together.
I loved watching their imaginations. Levi would pretend to sleep in the house. Then he would get up and say he was late for work. They would run to the car. They paused briefly for a snack and off they went again. The blurry duo.
It’s interesting to watch my kids grow. Gwen and Parker can still go a couple days between baths without smelling too “sunshiny.” We’ve tried to get Gavin into the habit of daily showers before the whole puberty B.O. sets in. Last night as I hugged him I noticed he doesn’t stink like a teenager, but the smell of sweaty little kid was strong. That sounds bad. It wasn’t an offensive smell. He smelled like he did as a toddler after running around outside for a couple days in the hot sunshine. Only this was at the end of the day that began with a shower. Interesting.
Speaking of sweat, Secret has a new deodorant that tackles stress sweat. I wish I was making that up. According to the ridiculous ad, stress sweat smells more than regular barn raising sweat. Who knew? I think they just want to sell the same deodorant for more money claiming it works harder.
It made me wonder though. Does my morning workout sweat smell different from my midday low blood sugar sweat? I dropped crazy low today and was sweating like a pig. So attractive I know! I should have asked my friend to sniff the air around me since I had just finished treating my low when she came to pick up her little boy. Then I could workout again another day and rather than shower immediately, I could drive by her house and ask her to smell the air around me again. Then maybe she could rate the offensiveness of the two types of sweatiness.
I would never do that to anyone. That’s weird. And very gross.
How in the world did I go from talking about kids in constant motion to sweat? My train of thought can be dizzying. But really, what is the secret that Secret anti-perspirant has discovered about sweat? I still maintain sweat is sweat. No matter how it got there, be it constant motion, or classic low blood sugar symptoms from watching others in constant motion, sweat just stinks. Except on very young children. Then it smells like sunshine.