Here's a conversation I had with my daughter yesterday...
MY 7 YEAR OLD: Are you gonna get a new car while I'm this old?
ME: No, I don't think so. Why?
MY 7 YEAR OLD (shrugging casually): I was thinking about a car that would make us both happy.
(Keep in mind, we're not in the market for a new car. At all.)
ME (suspiciously): What?
MY 7 YEAR OLD: A convertible!
ME (laughing): I don't think so.
MY 7 YEAR OLD-GOING ON USED CAR SALESMAN (raising her eyebrows now, in her best "what-do-I-have-to-do-to-put-you-in-this-car-today" look): It'll make you feel young.
Nice! So when did my age become an issue? When did feeling younger become a problem that I needed to consider? When did I become a candidate for gold chains and hair plugs?
Isn't 40 supposed to be the new 20?
Am I right? Who's with me?
Is this thing on???