17 Going on 70

Last night I was putting lotion on Jaden during his bedtime routine. Lavender lotion has been part of his bedtime routine since we created it when he was 4 months old. Usually it comes after his bath, but last night he skipped his bath and wondered why I was doing the lotion anyway. I explained that our noses and brains make very powerful memories together and smelling his lotion would help his brain realize it was bedtime. Then:

And it makes my skin soft!
Your skin is softer though.
I doubt it. Your skin is younger than mine so softer.
Yes I'm younger than you, you are at least SEVENTEEN years old!

I smiled and before I could reply, he shouts:


Yes, somewhere in that there range sweet boy of mine.