Saturday, January 22, 2011

shot down in one sentence

You see that face?  She looks like an angel doesn't she?  But don't let that face fool you...she is a cunning imp of a five year old.  And she shows no mercy.
Lying in bed with Maddie last night, we were watching cartoons for a few moments before going to sleep.  For some reason, instead of SpongeBob Squarepants, she wanted to watch retro cartoons.  So we ended up on the Flintstones.  I thought this would be a wonderful opportunity to share a bit of my past, all warm and touchy feely.  And then, being an addicted blogger, I could share the touching moment with my bleaders.

This is how the conversation actually went:

Maddie: I like the Flintstones.
Me: Did you know this was made in 1962, when I was a little girl about 10 years old?
Maddie: How old are you now?
Me: I'm 58 (I'm really getting geared up for some deep conversation with my girl at this point).
Maddie: WOW! that IS an old cartoon!!!

I had nothing else to say.  In one sentence she dusted me.  I was done.

So much for a touching blog story that could have brought tears to your eyes.


  1. Lol! Yes, kids have their own interpretations and no matter how young you are...they will consider you "old"... I am 25 and my 4 year nephew once told me " don't get it, this is for babies...not for old people like you!"....I now feel "old" at 25!

    Hoping to read more of your posts!

  2. oh my goodness Hajra, to be 25 again! but so funny what your nephew said...I can remember when I thought 36 was middle age for my mom, and that I'd never be that old!!! :D aren't kids the best? so up front and honest with what they think, never sugar coating anything, and they get away with it because they are funny and cute...something I can't manage at my age :D
    thanks for commenting!