Wednesday, October 13, 2010

It's Rude to Ask a Person's Age

Just a photo of a cool, mature woman - No relation (unfortunately, because I think this lady could really bring a smile to my face on Thanksgiving)
My daughter, Hollyn, is five. Our typically circular conversation went like this today:

Hollyn: Mommy, you're fourteen, right?
Me: No. I thought I said I that I didn't want to talk about that anymore.
Hollyn: Well, I thought you said that you were fourteen.
Me: No, it sounds like fourteen.
Holly: How old are you Mommy?
Me: It's rude to ask a lady's age.
Hollyn: But, you're my Mommy.
Me: True enough Love, I'm forty.
Hollyn: What?! (loudly)
Me: Try again.
Hollyn: Pardon Me?!! (even louder)
Me: I'm forty.
Hollyn: Forrrrrty?? That's waaay more than fourteen.
Me: Glad to see that kindergarten is paying off.
Hollyn: Mommy why is it rude to ask a person's age?
Me: For many reasons Sweetheart, but mostly because it reminds them of their age.
Hollyn: Mommy, next time someone is rude and asks you how old you are, just tell them that you are more than fourteen.
Me: Good idea Hollyn. I'll do that.
Hollyn: Let's practice...Mommy, how old are you?


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