I've learned a lot sitting at the table with my kids. You would be surprised what they will tell while eating!
From out of nowhere, 14 year-old daughter started a conversation about age, particularly my age vs. the age of her friend's moms. Most of them are in their early to mid 30s.
"And when they tell their mother's age, I don't say anything," 14-year-old daughter said. Then 13-year-old daughter, and Baby girl chimed in. "Yeah, you're older than my friend's moms too."
Because I'm older, JUST 42, they're ashamed. With a soft voice, and a little attitude I explained, I didn't start having children at 15. Somehow, they forgot, we have 5 children. I didn't have them all at the same time, like puppies. Once upon a time, I too was a young mother. Infact, it wasn't THAT long ago.
When taking them to elementary school, I was a young mother. Or did they forget? They're now moving into middle school, and Jr. High. My son will be a Senior in High School, and our oldest daughter a Senior in college. I'm not a grandmother!
Even though, their friend's moms are younger in age, I still LOOK younger than most of them.
Are your kids ashamed of you?