Tuesday, June 30, 2009

OUCH!

My 7-year-old cousin spent the night with me last night.  He is absolutely precious and I really enjoyed my time with him.  Like most kids, his conception of age is a little off.  The following exchange took place while we were talking about how old different people we know are:

Me: Well, how old do you think I am?

A: Umm... 63?

Me: SIXTY-THREE????? No!  How old is your dad?

A: 36.

Me:  Right.  So how old do you think I am again? (his dad is about 8 years older than me, and as a child I thought of him as being way older.)

A: 43

Me: NO!!! Do you really think I'm older than your dad?

A: Yes, aren't you?

Me: NO!!!

I had been planning to continue graying naturally since hair color is expensive and I like the idea of aging naturally and gracefully in theory.  But I'm starting to reconsider.

2 comments:

C. GeeRoo said...

oh wow! hahaha... little kids can be brutal (my little cousin told me I need to lose weight). But as for age, kids really have no idea. Even my 14 year olds (students) think I'm way older. I wouldn't take it to heart too much!

Lauren said...

no, it didn't bother me. I thought it was funny.