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. ;)



11 comments:

  1. LOL. "He declined."

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

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  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.

    :-)

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  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!

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

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  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?!

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  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.

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

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  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 :)

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  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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