Tell Me a Tale in 120 Words: 40 Is Not Old!

My oldest grandson learned that it was my birthday, and he was happy to come over and have cake and ice cream. He was eight years old at the time. As I opened gifts, he came over and sat down next to me, as excited about the presents as I was.

Then, he asked me how old I was. I told him that I was 40! He immediately looked scared, and with tears in his eyes, he asked, “Are you going to die?” Everybody laughed, thinking it a silly question. But I realized that to his young mind, 40 was ancient. Taking him in my arms, I assured him that I wasn’t going to die. He and I still laugh about it.

Written for the Tell Me a Tale in 120 words, exactly, from Ranting Along, March 7, 2019: a funny event in your life.

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      1. No worries. 🙂

        I thought something like that must have happened. You aren’t the first person who trusted the post word counter. I always use the count on my word processor instead.

        I enjoyed your post.

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