Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Old Lady

My five year old, Jake, is always listening.  He doesn't miss a thing.  And the memory this kid has is ri-dic-u-lous.   Let us all pray he grows up to use it for good and not evil.

The other night Ben and I were chatting in the kitchen.  Somehow we got onto the topic of a friend's age.  Ben informed me that the person was in fact younger than me, and I just couldn't believe it!  Certainly I was not their elder?!?  Really, I used those words.  

I was wrong.  I am their elder.  Barf.

I went on to explain to Ben how it's not that I feel like 32 (almost 33) is old, it's just that it seems like highschool was just yesterday!  There is some disconnect in my head.  Or I need there to be.  I need to feel the gap from 1996 until now.  But alas, I do not.  

Anyways, fast forward to this afternoon...I'm in the living room changing Lucy and hurrying Jake along to get to afternoon pre-k on time and I hear him yell from the mud room...

Hurry up old lady, you're gonna make me late!

"Did he just call me his old lady?"  I thought to myself.

I gave him the chance to re-phrase his question.  He declined.  He fed me back my own words from the conversation the other night...where I mentioned that I am in fact an old lady.

He kills me.  However, he will now refrain from using the term "old lady" when referring to me...or any other woman for that matter. ;)


  1. LOL. "He declined."

    Of course he did. He'll make a fine attorney someday, using your own words against you.

  2. It is at this point you gently remind him, "I brought you into this world, and I can take you out..."...

    Rest easy... I am officially 40.5 ~ you are lots younger than me.


  3. Your welcome for informing him he needs to call you "hot mamma". I may have crossed a line there, but it was really funny!

  4. I like Ann's comment. You have to watch what you say around the little ones.

  5. Heh. Kids are just too stinkin' smart sometimes! I already have to watch what I say since Josiah mimics everything. Oh boy.

    I'm with you on how highschool was just yesterday. Honestly, where did that time go to?!

  6. It would be super funny, except for the fact that I am more than a decade older than you making me pterodactyl.
    Not funny.

  7. If it makes you feel better, I'm seven days your elder! : )

  8. Good story. You never really know how much a kid knows until they bust out something like that. So funny!

    PS: I'm so glad you've been blogging more often again. Makes me happy :)

  9. Too cute!
    When I was a teacher, I always taught my second graders to never ask a lady her age or weight (or you may get a black eye)! Of all the things they learned that year, I hope that one stuck!


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