Tuesday, June 30, 2009


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.


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.