Standing in line for security on Wednesday on my way to Israel I was chatting with woman with three boys, one of whom was extremely not happy to be there. He was maybe 3 years old. She was thinking that the young woman in front of her, she told me later, would be put off having kids for life based on her youngest son’s antics. She was shocked when I told her that a) I already had kids – and 4 of them – and boys!! – and that my oldest was 17. She told me she was so sure I was a young single girl.
Told her I’m celebrating my 40th this weekend. She was blown away. It felt good. I’ve been feeling that 40 is so old…. Now I’m feeling that it’s not so bad.