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The New Math

Sunday, November 14, 2004
I thought I'd read somewhere that 50 was the new 40, which would mean that 40 is the new 30. So given that I am 40 (or the new 30) why did my seven year old accuse me of being old this morning? I can only assume that he's not been monitoring the aging (or non-aging) issue in the media appropriately.

Here's how the incident in question played out.

Seven year old: "You have really soft hands. I thought old people had rough hands."
Me: "The reason I have soft hands is because I am not old."
Seven year old (with incredulous look): "But you are old."

Interesting way to start my day.

| posted by Ann D @ 12:41 PM