Thursday, March 19, 2009

Conversations with a 6-year-old

Today Thing 2 was sitting on my shoulders while I did some math with Thing 1. He was mussing my hair in an attempt to, in his words, "give you a hairstyle." Every time I tried to straighten it in anticipation of seeing patients today, he'd sigh and fix the hairstyle. Then we had this exchange:

#2: "Wow! You have a lot of gray hairs!"

Me: "Yes, I know. I've had them for a long time."

#2: "But you're only 36 years old."

Me: "Well, actually I'm 34, but close enough."

#2: "34 isn't really close to being an old man."

Me: "I think you gave me those gray hairs."

So, while I look like an old man, I'm not really close. Thanks, Thing 2. I feel younger already!


emily said...

I have lots of gray hair, but I got it before my kids, so I can't blame them, sadly.

Mom said...

Perhaps he too, carries the 'gray' gene gifted by his great grandpa Pope. One day you'll have your revenge on a 'really close to being an old man' son.

Boquinha said...

Well, both Mark and I started getting gray in our early 20s (pre kids) but we've gotten MUCH grayer since then. Like MUCH.

Vivian, do all the boys carry that gene? I wonder if all the boys are turning very gray?

Mom said...

They probably all have a few gray hairs if you look for them, but Mark is the only one who is so 'distinguished' right now.

emily said...

dave's a close second. he's got lots these days.

J Fo said...

Greg just has a few poking out here and there. If you didn't look (I look) you wouldn't see them...yet!

Boquinha said...

Well, graying is distinguished. They're cute boys. And from what I can tell, none of them are balding!

D'Arcy said...

Yeah, kids will do that to you. My mom said something funny the other day about her taxes. She was trying to get them all together and was like "Agh! I still feel like I have five dependents and I can't claim a one of you!"

And it's true, except for me, most of my siblings still get money from mom. She needs to toughen up.

D'Arcy said...

no gray hair for me yet, but I'm without children and I'm super blond, so maybe I can't tell.

Boquinha said...

D'Arcy, loving the new picture.

Yeah, most everyone I know is getting SOME help from parents (and vice versa) nowadays. This economy stuff is tough. Wouldn't it be cool if she could claim you all? :P

Speaking of graying . . . anyone see that article under the BlogHer Ads on iVillage? Kids smoking Smarties? YouTube it. FREAKING DISTURBING.