Sometime this afternoon, my cell phone rang. Caller ID identified it was my parents house...I should've known it was one of my girls. Below is an example of daily calls I get from one or the other...you've got to love it!
Oldest Daughter: "Mom, you need to talk to your daughter."
Me: "What now?"
OD: "Hygiene, she doesn't even know when her last bath was!"
Me: "I'm aware of that, I had the same conversation with her yesterday. Don't get excited, you went through the same phase."
OD: "No, seriously! We went to lunch yesterday and I told her to brush her teeth and she said she didn't need to because she brushed them last night. Nana made her though."
Me: "Again, you did the same thing at her age. With you I was worried something was wrong, but now I know it's a phase and she'll be fine. Just look at how clean you are now!"
OD: "Funny, you need to talk to her."
I really did think something was wrong when the first one went through this...I thought boys were messy and girls were neat by nature. Man was I wrong! Evidently, it's not a gender thing...in our house, it's proving to be a 10 year old rite of passage thing!