My six year old who is full of questions quizzes me with questions like these: When you were a little girl did this or that happen. Some of my recent favorites are: "How old were you when Jesus died on the cross?" When she paints her nails, she looks at me and asks, "Was there nail polish back when you were a little girl?" And when you were little,"Were there cars back then?"
(My 6 year old with the inquiring mind)
I don't yet qualify for the senior discount....but I just couldn't wrap my mind around the idea that she actually thought Jesus and I were kids at the same time. None of my other children asked such questions referring to my antique-ness.
(all of our the kids)
My older daughter came up with the thought that maybe she thinks I grew up during Jesus' time because I often introduce myself as "I am Martha, like Martha in the Bible." I say this quirky introduction because I know I have an antique name, and I am trying to help people remember it and I like to try to be funny. Most of the time people hear it as Marsha, and well, I would just rather be called the right name rather than the wrong one so I go a little extra with it.
SO, knowing that little kids take things literally, maybe she hears, I am Martha, like in the Bible....so maybe she thinks I am THE MARTHA in the BIBLE. Everyone knows THE Martha in the Bible is a personal friend with Jesus. Maybe that's where she gets the idea that Jesus and I grew up together. Good news is this Martha is a personal friend of Jesus but I am just not the Bible Martha.
So I am not old, yet. And the good news is age is just a number and I plan on acting on the youngish side, just pass me the red hair dye, my supplements, and the wrinkle cream.