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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

If I Was Six Years Younger . . .

Funny the conversations you have with your children.

Izzy and I put up more jelly the other day.

Plum, my favorite.

I'm standing in the kitchen and she says,

Mama, with your Chacos on and your Ocoee Ministries shirt on and your skirt on you look just like Aunt Penny standing at the stove.  Are you sure y'all aren't twins?

Baby, you forget the six years older than her I am.

Are you sure?  Maybe Grandma tricked you or something.

I'm sure, but I wouldn't mind being thirty-nine again instead of forty-five.

Then we talked about what things might be different now if I was six years younger.

Her age, what she might be doing, what her sisters would be doing. 

 How much better I would look.

Honey, time marches on and eventually you realize it is marching across your face. - Name that movie.

Izzy ended our conversation with this -

We wouldn't have Max - we'd just be looking forward to him.

I'm honestly not sure if there was sarcasm in that comment or not, 

but I kinda think so.




Does my girl look tired to you?  Maybe I'm working her too hard??
Nah.


6 comments:

KTElltt said...

Steel Magnolias! Doesn't Dolly Parton say it? Love that line and I use it all the time!!!

You look wonderful and I would never guess 45.

The jelly also looks wonderful and it is so great you can use the time putting up jelly to spend time with your girl. That's what I hope for some day.

Greg and Donna said...

The Jelly is beautiful! Ya'll have done a great job. I am ready to be home and make relish. Your poor mama, if you and Penny are twins, I feel bad for that 6 year labor!

Rie said...

Katie - is there something you want from me?!

Love ya and thanks!

Penny S. said...

Save me some plum jelly. My plum trees died. And it is my favorite too! Let's just say that you look 6 years younger than you are and not that I look 6 years older than I am. Here's a thought: most people think Lindsey and I are the same age. Let's do the math here. She is 10 years younger than I am, so I really only look 29. That makes you look only 29 as well. Smile about that one!!!

KTElltt said...

No, no! I'm always honest... :)

Anonymous said...

I like Penny's math because I am one year older than you, and I wouldn't mind looking 30 again. (And fitting in the same clothes I could fit in then!) Janice

Drawing of me losing my cool courtesy of budding artist, Izzy.


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