Thursday, March 20, 2008

Flatter me, and you just might get hugged

At the playground, I met a woman with a 12-month-old boy who is expecting. We ended up talking about ultrasounds and to-amnio-or-not-to-amnio, which I'm familiar with because I had Fly past the magical age of 35.

So she asks the inevitable: "How old are you?"

"Mumble mumble," I said.

"Oh, I'm a year older than that!" she said. "I thought you were in your late 20s!"

"Bless you!" I said.

And even though she was a complete stranger, I hugged her.

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20 Comments:

Blogger Adventures In Babywearing said...

Aw... I would, too!!

Steph

3:20 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

OK. I just looked at your photo quite closely, and if you are over 35, I want whatever is in YOUR water! :)

3:30 PM  
Blogger groovyoldlady said...

Yep...that was worth a hug!

4:57 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

That compliment would keep me smiling for days I think. Not that I would know, because no one would mistake me for in my twenties for sure!

5:30 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

you deserve it gorgeous.

7:09 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Hugs are good for everyone! Even strangers - especially when they compliment you like that! :) And by the way...you said that you've tried to reply to my comments by email before...well, I accidentally had the wrong email address in my blogger profile (OOPS!!), so it shouldn't bounce back to you anymore now. And yeah...you look gorgeous - I actually thought you were younger too!!

8:12 PM  
Blogger Bloggy Mama said...

You're hilarious!

9:28 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

I think I would have asked her out on a date if she said that to me.

6:22 AM  
Blogger Guinevere Meadow said...

A 12-month boy who was expecting!! Wow, miracles of science!!

lolol...I'm just teasing you... LOL!

10:17 AM  
Blogger the mama bird diaries said...

i would have ABSOLUTELY hugged her.

Your header is gorgeous... beautifully designed.

1:34 PM  
Blogger Damselfly said...

Guinevere, you caught me in a bad grammar moment! Gah!

3:08 PM  
Blogger Motherhood for Dummies said...

glad to hear that you had a great day! It is always nice to feel good about yoru self

3:08 PM  
Blogger Oh, The Joys said...

You look fab!!

3:09 PM  
Blogger Nadine said...

I agree. I thought you were in your 20's also. I would have hugged her too.

7:51 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

Did I know you are old like me? I was just at our dear friend Jen's blog and marveled how she is still in her early 20s!

10:21 PM  
Blogger Scribbit said...

Okay I wondered about those Sun Passes, when I saw the signs on the toll lanes--but don't you at least get a bargain if you buy it that way? I hoped that you'd at least get a discount or something, the idea of paying five bucks a day to drive to work and back seems crazy. THough that sand and sun was pretty darn appealing, maybe it's worth at least five bucks a day . . .

And yes, we're completely pasty :)

I only burn--the only exception is Lillian who though I slathered her up with sunblock got serious tan lines like magic. She's got my Dad's tanning genes.

1:53 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Totally appropriate reaction in my world. Absolutely!

10:15 PM  
Blogger carrie said...

man, that's all it takes sometimes, doesn't it?

too funny.

8:58 PM  
Blogger oh amanda said...

Love it! Of course you should have hugged her! ;)

8:04 AM  
Blogger Janet said...

Oh yeah, that is totally hug worthy.

1:13 PM  

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