Recently, I had the chance to hang out with one of my favorite four-year-olds.
Sometimes, when adults get too stressful and middle schoolers too complex, you just have to hang out with the fun people 🙂 Her parents went out on a date to the movies, and she and I stayed in for a princess movie night, complete with our own tiaras and popcorn.
At one point, she inquired about my age.
I answered as I always do when my students ask me this question. “How old do you think I am?”
“I don’t know,” came her chipper reply.
“Well, do you think I’m older or younger than mommy and daddy?”
(Apparently my teacher identity is slowly seeping into and taking over my life. I can’t give a straight answer anymore.)
“Mmm… a little younger. How old are you?”
“I’m 105 years old.”
“Oh! You are the same age as mommy and daddy!”
Things are so much more exciting from the perspective of a child.