Completely unprovoked, my 6 year old daughter sauntered over to me as I prepared her school lunch and informed me that I was old. She told me she could tell because of my neck.

 

She gestured toward her own swan-like neck and told me that her neck was smooth and unblemished. She’s right. Hers looks like alabaster.

 

I verified her comments with a long and penetrating stare in the mirror. How and when did this happen? I must immediately purchase neck cream.

 

Or I can from this day forward completely and utterly disregard all her observations, and believe only my son, my 3 year old son, who likens me to all Mustangs and commercial vehicles. (He has a thing for speed and load capacity).

 

He says I am “shiny and bootyful”.

 

April 21, 2009

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