Monday, January 28, 2008

When Age Is More Than Just a Number

Ok, I'm done whining about the car accident and my health. No more "woe is me", I promise.

A few weekends ago, Hubby brought Eldest with him while he worked at the Boston Boat Show. Hubby had a badge, so he got in for free. Admission was free for ages 5 and under. Since he had no cash on him, before they reached the ticket window, Hubby quietly said to Eldest, "You're five, okay?" Eldest nodded his head solemnly in agreement.

Later that afternoon, Hubby was engaged in conversation with a client while Eldest was exploring a boat. Hubby then introduced Eldest to the gentleman, who leaned down to ask him, "How old are you, son?"

Without missing a beat, Eldest said firmly, "I'm five."

Hubby chuckled and shook his head and said, "It's okay, bud. You can be six now."

10 comments:

tulipmom said...

I love it!

SB loved the Baltimore Boat Show two years ago.

Life As I Know It said...

Oh, this brought back memories. My dad would always make us be younger than we were to get in free. I think I was 10 for about 5 years...

karen said...

Oh, I've been there...my sons are two years apart but so close in size (younger is actually larger) that they are often taken for twins. Don't think we haven't used it to advantage on occasion!

Amy said...

I just can't believe he agreed to be five in the first place!! My 5 year old would NO WAY tell anyone he was 4.

Very funny post!

Deb said...

That kid is going to have no problem sneaking into bars with a fake ID when he's 19. Impressive.

Fratzels said...

That's fantastic! He really knew to keep up the act.

Anonymous said...

Chuckle

slouching mom said...

That's a RIOT.

Mom of 5 said...

LMAO. I love it. That's quite impressive that he kept himself "in character". My oldest will be 12, but he'll remain 10 for the purposes of child menus until he's old enough to shave, I think. :)

MadMad said...

Awww.. what a cutie!

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