Lucy and I were playing on the bed today and I reached down to kiss her toes and noticed that she had stinky feet and my eyes welled up with tears. My baby has stinky feet. What’s next, her period? Wha – huh – come again – you must be thinking. But yes that’s where my seemingly non-sequitur brain went. And the thing is, those thoughts aren’t totally disconnected. My daughter, who until she started walking, had beautiful, lovely, rose-scented toes, suddenly had stinky feet. Stinky feet mean that she’s using her feet, which means that she’s not only walking, but also running, and jumping, and doing all those things that big(ger) kids do with their feet. It means that my baby is growing up.
She has skinned knees too, which means that she’ll probably be getting her driver’s license any day now.