Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Random Compliment, #4

Today I was at a "Crisis and Transition" seminar for work. During our morning break, a lady who works in my department and I were making idle chit chat. We see each other occasionally at the same meetings and training seminars but we don't work out of the same office.

She asked me whether I had any children. I replied yes, that I have one son. Naturally, her follow up question was, "how old is he?" I replied, "He's ten."

"Ten?" she asked (partly to me, partly to herself). I could see her trying to do the math in her head...

"I thought you were only 22," she said.

I was tempted to say, "Well, I was married very young." [Which is very true. Though I certainly wasn't 12]. But I didn't. I explained that I'm actually 30 (and 3/4's). She looked relieved.

And I thanked her for making my day.

But in actuality, it freaked me out. Because then I start to think about things like...he will be eligible to drive a motor vehicle in 6 years. And in 8 years he'll be off to university.

I will only be 38 when he goes to university. 38!

Hey, wait a minute...

2 comments:

Amy said...

Got to love it when that happens.

James said...

22 - excellent, good work!