About 3 or 4 months ago, I told my daughter that it was about that time when she put something on called deodorant. I didn't want to give her specifics about what it was for, I just told her it would make her smell good since it's baby powder. 3-4 months later I am having to hassle her about doing it daily and finally gave her the lowdown that she occasionally stinks. I had to just be blunt to get the point across, and I thought that had worked. I don't know if kids just can't smell themselves or what but she just doesn't understand she needs to wear it DAILY. She told me the other day "I haven't been running around or anything..."
So as we are struggling with such a petty stinky little thing, I think of all the other older girl things that will start coming up in the next few years. Shaving, bras, and periods. It scares me.