It feels so wonderful when someone thinks that you are a LOT younger than you really are! That happened to me today at the preschool where I help teach. Today was "Muffins With Mom" day. All of the kids in my class had either their Mom or Grandma (or both!) come to eat muffins with them. I was sitting next to one of the Grandmas and this is how our conversation went....
GRANDMA: "So, how do you learn what to do with these kids? Are you 'self-taught' or do you go to school for it?"
ME: "Well, I've been working with kids on and off for over 25 years now. I was 16 when I got my first job in a Day Care."
GRANDMA: "25 years!!! How can that be? Aren't you, like.... 30?"
ME: "Haa haaa!! Nooo! I just had my 25th Wedding Anniversary!"
GRANDMA: "How old are you???"
ME: "I'm 45."
GRANDMA: "SH*T!!!!" -- (Then, she apologized and I just laughed! It was so funny!)
She continued to go on and on about how she couldn't believe that I was as old as I said I was. It made my day, that's for sure! Of course, this was the first time that I actually realized how long I have been working with kids!! 25 years is a LONG time!! And it's actually more like... 29 years! YIKES!! I'm getting OLD!! .... Wait! No, I'm not! .... I'm only 30!