Sloan on Age

We are gathering everything up to head home tomorrow. There is a great weeping and gnashing of teeth. As Sloan told me tonight, “I hate when we have to go home.”

Sloan’s had a couple of great quotes this week. Real winners. For your reading enjoyment:

“Mom, you’re old like the dinosaurs.”


Sloan struck up a conversation with a group of people walking past our condo one day (who’s surprised?). This was his introduction:
“Hi. My name is Sloan, I’m five and a half. That’s my sister Tia and she’s three. There’s my brother Landon – he’s one. That’s my mom – she’s thirty, which is, like, pretty old. And that’s my dad – he’s thirty-five.” (I was slightly insulted at being identified as ‘pretty old,’ but Lee was more insulted given that he’s only thirty-four.)

At the beach a couple of nights ago, a young couple walked up with their two young kids. Sloan, of course, approached them with all the boldness and brass of a forty year old.
“Are you their mom?” he asked.
The girl nodded.
“Well, you can’t be their mom,” he said, “because you’re not old like my mom.”

In his, and my, defense, this girl literally looked like she was twelve. I doubted her maternity myself. Still, when did I become ancient? Is it because I’m thirty because from what I hear, thirty is the new twenty, which means I’m still in the prime of my youth. No? Yes?

So, I am now in search of the fountain of youth and if any of you know of its whereabouts, I would greatly appreciate your help. Or, I’ll take the number of the hottest plastic surgeon in town – whatever, I’m not picky. I’m just old.


  1. blessedpath says

    safe journey tomorrow!!! I bet your trip went by in a blink of an eye, huh. I guess you heard Jim R was walking the neighborhood the other night looking for a house key for you….we really should have eachothers, ya know. He scared me half to death that night…it was dark and I just got back from work and was getting out of the car when he approached me, yikes. Glad Lee is home…hope all is okay. Miss you guys!

  2. blessedpath says

    Oh yeah……make sure you have all the lovies and special things IN HAND at the airport! and could you see if Brookes blankie and doll are at the airport in florida? Just kiddin:)

  3. The other day, my G-Dog told me I looked like Batman. Honestly, I think I’d rather be old.

  4. Anonymous says

    If Sloan thinks you and Lee are old, please don’t get on the subject of age concerning Papa and
    Bebe. I shutter to think how old he thinks we are.