Sunday, June 29, 2008

Apparently, I Am O-L-D

Out of nowhere last week Claire says to me, "Mommy, was there a space shuttle that had a woman on it and it blew up and she died?"

I knew she was talking about the Challenger so I answered, "yes, Claire, there was. The lady was a teacher and it was very sad."

"She was a teacher?"

"Yes, she was. Her name was Christa MacAuliffe and she was going to teach from space but she didn't get to. Where did you hear about this?"

"Oh, we talked about it in summer camp yesterday," she replied. "Was it a long time ago?"

"Well, sort of. Mommy was in the fifth grade when it happened."

"Oh," she said, eyes wide and mouth in a big circle. "It was a REALLY long time ago!"

Just when I thought we were going to have an intellectual discussion about something that really touched my childhood, she goes and calls me old! Kids!


MamaGeek said...

Just she wait! And if you're old, I'm a size 0.

Oh I remember that day VIVIDLY when she died, we all watched on TV in school. That was so heartbrakingly tragic. said...

1986 was NOT that long ago, T. I promise!

Nap Warden said...

I refuse to accept that it was that long ago!

Christina said...

I was in 5th grade, too. So you can't be that old, lol.

I remember that day very well, too. I was the one who pushed for our class to watch the launch.

Missy said...

I get called old all the time. I asked Emmy how old she thought I was once and she said 10. LOL.
But you are older than me! ;)

Kristi said...

I think that happens when things we remember are being taught in school. I was in 87th grade when the shuttle exploded and I remember it like it was yesterday.

Kellan said...

Aren't they just adorable?! - HA!

Hope you had a good day = Kellan

Dana said...

Was it really that long ago?! It doesn't seem that long ago. Oh gosh i didn't realize.