Reason number one why I love teaching kids...they say what they think, no holds barred.
I have a Saturday afternoon knitting class filled with seven to ten year olds. This group of girls is a real treat to work with. They keep me laughing the entire time we're together and last Saturday was no exception.
One of my adult crochet students happened to be taking a lesson from me at the same time the girls were getting their knit on. As such the little people were listening intently to our adult chatter regarding getting older. In keeping with the subject matter, I mentioned that I would be turning 40 this May.
At that point, one of the girls said incredulously, "You're going to be 40???"
The rest of the girls chimed in, mirroring her disbelief.
To which I replied, "Yes, I am."
Then a barrage of statements from the peanut gallery, "You don't LOOK 40."
"You don't ACT 40."
"I don't believe you're going to be 40."
In response I asked, "Well how old do you think I am?"
The progenitor of this tangential conversation answered immediately, "16."
Her classmates in unison, "Yeah, 16!"
I immediately erupted into laughter telling them, "I love you all more than you'll ever know."