Saturday, February 19, 2011

I'm Feeling Old. Again.

She looks up at me with her sweet, 9 year old eyes. "You know which book I really like? A light for Greytowers. Did you ever read it?"

"I did," I replied. "But not for a long time. I probably haven't read it since I was your age."

She looked puzzled. "That can't be. The book isn't THAT old."

Suddenly her eyes weren't so sweet anymore. Way to make me feel old, kid.

6 comments:

Staying Afloat said...

She might very well think the book came out just before the movie. Since you're not a pre-schooler...

Does that help?

Something Different said...

Frum Single Female: I accidentally deleted your comment. Can you please repost it?
Thanks!

frum single female said...

awww... dont let it get to you. kids think all adults are old. i know i did. i remember the first time this happend to me. my friend's six year old son was playing a board game i used to play when i was six and he reacted the same way as your young friend did. he said, wow, that must have been a looonngg time ago. i remember laughing at him because i thought it was so funny. he was such a cute litle boy.

itsagift said...

Oiy. But you are not that old! Only in the little kid's eyes you seem so much older than they are!

May you reach a time where you get much older than you are now and may good things happen until then!

444af336-3ed1-11e0-a506-000bcdcb5194 said...

I loved that book. Ms. Grimshaw was her name, right?

Michaltastik said...

No, I feel old, in college with kids half my age.