As moms, I'm sure we all see signs from our kids that they are "growing up". Sometimes these signs are definite, like when my oldest son got his first girlfriend. Other times ... well, not so much.
Me (to my 8-year old): "Xavier, you're so cute".
Xavier: "Mom, you know I really don't like the word 'cute'".
Me: "Why not?"
Xavier: "It's really baby-ish."
Me: "Alright, then what should I say instead?"
Xavier: (Without a pause.) "How about 'adorable'"?
So, what started out potentially as a "growing up" lecture from my X-man, ended up quite nicely that my big man is still my little man.
So, what are some signs that you see with your kids that they're "growing up"?