I received an unexpected compliment from a random person today. Here is the story:
I am visiting with a couple of girlfriends (and their kids) at my house today. We just finished eating lunch when there was a knock at the door. "Who's here mommy?" "I don't know, let's go see."
I am not expecting anyone. So the possibilities were endless.
I open the door and there was a punk kid standing there. He seemed decent enough, I guessed to be of college age.
So he proceeds to tell me that he is a neighbor of mine. Funny! I didn't recognize him. Never mind the fact that I have lived in my house for 4 years and I know every neighbor! (We have block parties - I know ... very suburban of us). He tells me he is Dr. So-And-So's son. OK - never heard of the good doctor. Go on ...
"I am doing a project for one of my college classes" ... Then he asks, "Is your mom or dad home?"
I smiled and paused for what seemed like an eternity (to him it was probably more). During this pause I thought, do I say 'no they are not and I don't know when to expect them?'
As I maintained my smile I broke the silence and said, "I am the mom."
This kid was a little embarrassed, and at this point I had a crying baby and another son wanting to escape through the open front door. He saw I was a little busy and offered to return at a later date.
I will be the first to admit that I do not look my age, but to ask if 'my mom is home,' is a new one for me. Little did he know, he made my day!