Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Mrs. Dean hasn't posted her introduction yet, but this little exchange I had today was too good to wait. Background: I work in an elementary school special ed classroom, and one of the few times in my day when I get to interact with kids who can talk is in the early morning when I'm on bus duty. This morning, two little girls I vaguely know jumped off the bus and gave me hugs...

Girl 1: Wow, you're soft! How come you're so soft?
Me: Um, what do you mean, I'm soft? (I was so afraid she was going to say "squishy" or something referring to my breasts!)
Girl 1: [patting my forearm] Your skin. It's really soft. How do you do that?
Me: Well, I put on lotion, Sweetie.
Girl 1: Ohhhh, right.
Girl 2: She puts perfume in her hair!
Me [to Girl 1]: You do?
Girl 2: Yeah, and she even sprayed it in my hair once!
Girl 1: I like it, it makes me smell really good all day long!
Me: What kind of perfume is it?
Girl 1: Um, it comes in a blue bottle shaped kinda like this [gestures inarticulately with both hands] and I spray it on my head like this [pretends to spritz A LOT of perfume around the crown of her head].
Me: Oh, okay, and how old are you?
Girl 1: I'm six.
Me: [holding back a "you're way too young to have access to perfume!"][to Girl 2]: And how old are you?
Girl 2: I'm four and a half.
Me: Well, that's nice, girls. Go get your breakfasts, you don't want to be late for class.

A six year old wearing perfume? Where are this girl's parents? (And I'm really hoping it's not actual perfume, but more like a body splash/spray or something!) But part of me was really hoping to get a six-year-old's perfume recommendation, just for the blog hilarity factor. I might ask her to show me the bottle sometime, if she has it with her, so I can follow up.


Diversey said...

When I was six, I thought my mom's bottle of White Shoulders smelled amazing. I couldn't figure out why she never wore it.

Natasha said...

Awww, cute little baby diva. Yes! Ask her what her "signature scent" is!!

My mom wore Estee Lauder's Youth Dew. When I was a kid I thought it was the classiest stuff on earth (plus the bottle kind of looked like a glass Barbie body with no head.) I wonder if my mom knows that Tom Ford recently revamped Youth Dew. I think she would frown and say, "Oh MY."