If there’s one thing we can absolutely count on as parents its that our children are going to be brutally honest with us…even if we don’t want them to. Children don’t have filters and because of that, they often say things that make us gasp in shock, laugh loudly in delight and shake our heads in confusion. My son is definitely a child who can make us have all those same reactions in one conversation. One of our more recent conversations, or topics, that made us laugh was my son being very adament that Mommy is 31…not 29.
Women often decide at age 30 that they’re not going to age anymore. Everyone in my family has joked at one time that they were not going to celebrate anymore birthdays after they turned the big 3-0. My cousin said no more after 29. And I know we’re not alone. There are even men out there who say the same thing. Are we delusional? You betcha, but hey, whatever helps us sleep better at night, right?
See, my boyfriend is one of those men who gets it, though. He kept telling his son that I’m 29…not 31. Well, his son is a very smart 10-year-old and obviously realized the benefits of letting women believe we’re younger than we are because he kept repeating it…to anyone who would listen. (Have I mentioned how much I love that boy?)
The problem, or rather brutal honesty, was with MY son who got angry when my boyfriend and his Mini Me kept saying I was 29. Here is one of those conversations.
Boyfriend: Mommy is 29.
My son: NO!
Boyfriend’s son: Nikki is 29, not 31.
My son: *waves finger* You two are just joking. Stop it. Mommy is 31, NOT 29. (He was REALLY mad.)
I am now firmly convinced I will NEVER have grandchildren because my son will ALWAYS be honest. Sorry, future girlfriends of his, I tried to teach him how to sugarcoat the truth about aging, but he’s just not buying it.