Me: Thanks. But, no. I'm not. I'm really not.
Supergirl: But, you're not a grown-up like the other moms. You wear sneakers and t-shirts. You laugh a lot and sit on the floor. Plus, you don't sexorcise.
Me: Accessorize? No, I don't, but I am not a teenager.
Supergirl: Don't worry momma, I don't think other people know. The Scare Bear and Aunt JoDene are teenagers too. Just like you and Daddy.
Me: People don't know because I am not a teenager. Also, the Scare Bear, Aunt JoDene, and Daddy are not teenagers either. And it's not bad to be a teenager, just not a teenager with a 4 year old. How old am I?
Me: Thirty-five? Right. I am thirty-five. Not a teenager.
Supergirl: The man on the news this morning said I am not going to granulate.
Me: Graduate? Why won't you graduate?
Supergirl: Because my parents are teenagers.
|I was a teenager once. In the '90s. It was a confusing time.|