The Kids and My Age

We were all seated around the table eating lunch.  (So many of our great conversations happen over meals!)  I had gotten word that Joy told her VBS teacher, “My mom is twenty-eight!”  I got a kick out of that, but I was really surprised she didn’t know my age.

So over lunch I asked her if she knew how old I am.  She repeated the same number that she told her teacher.   Finally, the truth came out with Faith, “You’re thirty-nine,” she said simply and that was the end of that, or so I thought.

Little Jason asked, “Thirty big nine?”  I couldn’t believe he threw the word “big” in there.  I asked him to repeat it several times to make sure.  Finally he said, “You a big number Mommy.”  There’s no fooling him!

I am so thankful for these kids that bring such joy into my life!

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  1. says

    I love that! So adorable! A young lady asked me my age the other day (she was 24) when I told her I was 34 she shrieked “You don’t look THAT OLD” LOL made me feel great!

  2. says

    Funny how the older one gets, the younger an age sounds. I turned 40 this year and I sure don’t feel as old as I thought my mom was when she was 40.

  3. bonny says

    just turned 30 yesterday… girl, for 39 you look ten years younger than ME!!! i wish I STILL looked as beatiful as you at the age i am NOW. :) 39? you have got to be kidding! nope. i dont believe you. sorry.

  4. says

    Enjoy looking young (and being young) while you can. I always looked young (about 6 or 8 years) younger than what I was until I hit 35, then it all hit at once. Middle age spread fine lines and gray hair! LOL! Now in my 50’s I get around like I’m 70 (or older)! LOL! I always thought only elderly people fell in the “bathroom”! Guess what! Eleven months ago, I fell in the bathroom and “cracked or broke” my tailbone! They said it was cracked and would take 3 or 4 months to heal. It’s been 11 and it is still giving me fits! That’s another sign. You don’t bounce back as quick! I wish I would have “bounced in the bathroom! In June, I fell and cracked 3 ribs! Yep! I’m 57 going on 98! LOL! Needless to say, you’re still a “kid in my eyes! LOL!

    God Bless,

  5. Heather says

    Too cute! For some reason, my daughter is OBSESSED with knowing how old we are at all times! My favorite (that will only last another week) is when you ask her how old my dad is and she responds with, “double nickels!”

  6. says

    I had my daughter convinced that I was six until one of her friends told her that was impossible – since she was already five. She now repeats our ages to us to make sure it hasn’t changed on her!

  7. says

    I am 43. My 6 year old son asks me at least once a week, when you go to heaven, we’ll live with Aunt Karmen and Uncle Paul, right? Wow! He’s already making plans!!

  8. barbara neubeck says

    Hi Ester,
    LOVE your post.
    I turned 69 last month and my brother(56y.o) sent me a facebook message saying ” happy 69th birthday…don’t worry… it’s only a number…….but it is a BIG number”
    I totally relate!!

    God Bless
    Barb from Australia

  9. says

    Morning Esther,
    children are just so amazing and adorable, and you just can’t help but die laughing over the
    cool stuff they say………… went from 28 to 39, then a big 39!!
    Well, just remember……….your still only a spring chicken!! lol

    Thanks for sharing that cute story, made me smile!!
    Blessings, Nellie

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