Wednesday, October 24, 2012

They are driving without a permit, by the way

I was going to get Grant from school when this kid passed me and said, "Hey Grandma."  I was kinda stunned and was still standing there, unmoving, when his dad came along a second later.

"I think he just called me Grandma," I said.  "Is it possible that I look anything like his grandmother?"

"I'll kill him, " said the dad. 

I nodded and patted him on the shoulder.

I went on to find Grant in the crowd, worried more about my crow's feet than whether that dad might have been serious about killing his son.

Later as Grant and I were walking back to the car the dad came and found me.  "I don't want you to have a bad weekend so I had to come and find you.  My son said he said, 'Hi Grant's mom'."

OH!  That makes so much more sense!

Don't you just love it when your insecurities throw you out of the driver's seat and take over the wheel?

(This age-progressed photo compliments of my daughter's iPad)


Anonymous said...

I can sympathize something similar happened to me when I was about 39. A little boy in Caroline's second-grade class asked me if I be Caroline's Grandmomma. His grandma may have been younger than I.

Melanie Gao said...

Love it Mom! I guess I come by it honestly... :)

Unknown said...

If it makes you feel any better, it looks like you're going to be a beautiful Grandma. What's the name of the app. Curious what I'll look like in my golden years. LOL!

Anonymous said...

Grant is cute and humorous. Good to see you again, Melanie. See hello to your family.

Melanie Gao said...

The app is called aging booth. Let me know how your aged self turns out!

Good to see you too Forrest! :)

Anita said...

omg this is hilarious! hope you are well!

Melanie Gao said...

I'm doing great Anita, I hope you are too! :) And thank you for appreciating my story. :)