Tuesday, August 12, 2014

From the Mouth of the Young Ones

Dropping off Raphaela at  Nature Camp today, I stood there with one of her closest friends (M) and her mother, and one of their counselors.

M:  I'm four and a half.
RR:  I'm also four and a half.
RR's Mom:  Well, actually, soon you will both be five.
Counselor:  Well soon I will be 24!
M,RR:  Wow!
M's mother:  And I just turned 34.
M, RR:  That's a lot!
RR's Mom:  (silent, and hoping no one will notice)
RR:  How old are you Mommy?
RR's Mom:  I just turned 46.
M:  Oh, I'm sorry, but you're going to die soon.

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