Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Yesterday, I had a girly-girl day with my sister in law and my two little nieces. They are 12 and 10 and just about the most adorable girls in the world. They are long limbed and slim as reeds. They have great senses of humor and clever wit. They are silly and loving. I just adore them.
Well, we went to a new store called Justice and it is just for preteens. They had the cutest clothes...I could have bought out the store. Everything matched and the spring colors were very pretty. They never have anything so cute for us grown ups....I'm just saying.
I held clothes and coats while they tried on and gave my opinion. Everything looked great and their mom was happy that things fit. They are both so slim it is hard for them to find clothes.
Anyway, we went to Panera for a nice lunch and we had fun. They love to hear stories about when I was little and when my kids were little. So I regaled them with tales and they had fun laughing about little things that changed since "back in the day."
When we went out to the car, the younger one said, "Aunt Sue, you shouldn't say back in the day like that." When I asked her why not she said that it meant the olden days. Well, I had to find out what she considered the olden days. The two girls thought about it and decided it was the 1820's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! " You don't want anybody to think you were born in the 1820's."
No argument from me. Here, I always thought that expression referred to the 50's and 60's--1950 I mean. Although, being the world's oldest woman might not be that bad especially if I dye my hair brown again and feel like I do now. That would be all right!!! I wonder what it would be like to be 159 years old ? I wonder if you would be wise beyond words or just trying to keep up? Well, it isn't likely that any of us will ever know. Or maybe by the time my nieces are as old as me, they might have the chance. Who knows?

1 comment:

Megan said...

That's hysterical. Those girls kill me.