Slice of Life: First Graders

March 5, 2010

sols2 Two first grade boys just came to visit.  I had to stop and write to capture the cuteness of the moment.  Being a young forty-year old, I found this exchange to be amusing and wanted to share.

“Mrs. Gensch, is that you in that picture?” Kyle asked, pointing to a portrait of my husband and I.

“Yes, it is,” I responded.

The six-year-old stared at the picture a while with a quizzical look on his face.  “You sure did look different back then, Mrs. Gensch,” he finally responded.

“How so?” I inquired, wondering what was buzzing in his mind.

“Your hair was longer.  I don’t know.  You just look soooo different back in them olden days,” Kyle stated sincerely.  He smiled and left for class.

Them olden days,” I thought.  I wonder what he would say if my mother was here.