Today at lunch my 4-year-old asked me, "Mommy, are you old?" to which I attempted to explain in the simplest possible terms that being old is relative--that I'm older than some people (like him) and younger than others (like Grandma). But as my words floundered and I realized he wasn't quite grasping the point, I finally gave up and in good rhetorical style avoided the whole question by turning it back over to him:
"What do you think, honey? Do you think I'm old?"
"No, I think you're Mommy."
So, all you mommies out there, please note well the implications of this assertion. One cannot simultaneously be old and be a mommy.
Am I raising a genius or what?