Have You Ever Been a Grown-Up?

I look younger than my age. On some days, I dont’ even look 18. There have been times that I have been out around town, and others have even asked me if my daughter was my little sister. I am currently 25 years old. I have one 5 year-old daughter. Now my daughter is older and has a little mind of her own, she has even begun to notice that I don’t look my age either.

One day, she and I were sitting in our living room watching TV.

Out of the blue, she turns to me and asks, “Mommy-have you ever been a grown up?” Her question caught me off guard. “I am a grown up,” I replied, yet wondering why she was was asking such a question.

“But you don’t look it,” she said. You’re too little. Aren’t you going to grow anymore?” I laughed. “No, I’m sorry. This is as good as it gets, dear.”

She still looked confused. “But, you need to be big like grandma, and daddy. They are grown ups. You’re still little. Aren’t you going to get any taller?”

“Nope. I’m done growing,” I replied. “No you’re not!” she laughed. She seriously thought I was joking.

Yep, I’m done growing, but I’m still a grown up.” “Oh.” she said. Then she smiled, and said, “Okay mommy.” Then she turned back to the TV.

Kids sure say the darnest things at times.

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