Anyone Want A 4 Year Old?

I’d like to share a short conversation that I had with my 4 year-old while driving yesterday:
Aislyn (ie. child I’m considering leaving on someone’s doorstep): “Mom, how old are you?”
Me: “Ummmmmmm, 30 (ish)”
Aislyn (ie. child who I think was switched at birth): “Whoa, mom, that’s REALLY OLD…..I can’t even count that!” (yes, she can)
Me (suddenly feeling the need for bifocals and a cane): “Thanks hon.”
About Emily Mcdonald

Emily McDonald is the owner of Not So Idle Hands and lives in Colorado with her hot hubby and 3 cute daughters. When she's not battling ADHD, Fibro, or Migraines she loves to be downstairs playing with all her pretty crafty things making fun stuff. She also runs an awesome Etsy Shop by the same name where she gets to sell shiny supplies to make pretty stuff {check it out!}.


  1. don’t feel bad, my daughter who is 31 now, once asked me what it was like being friends with Laura Ingles, she thought I grew up during the days of little house on the prarie, and for some reason that Laura and I had been best friends……kids get funny ideas…I didn’t start feeling “old” till she turned 30 last year…..

  2. Haha! My sister-in-law is turning 30 this year and when she was little and her dad was turning 30 she drew him a birthday card with an apple tree and 30 apples and complained that her hand hurt from drawing 30 apples because it was “soo many!” I’m pretty sure she’s having an apple themed birthday party this year.

  3. My granddaughter once asked me how old I was. I asked her how old she thought I was. She said “16”. I told her she was right!

  4. Silly little girl… ;)

  5. Kids — don’t you love them! I’d trade you for my 14 year old son but don’t think he’d make you feel any better. My son just says “Well you’re old but not THAT old” — Gee thanks!

    I just found your blog and really love it! I’m your newest follower!


  6. awwwww!!! ps I love her name! So cute!

  7. Yeah…no thanks. I already have my own. ;)

  8. Oh! Kids are hillarious! When my 3.5 year old asked that a little while ago, I asked her how old she thought I was. (Switched the game on her :-) Well, she told me she thought I was 4. Hm. I’m not sure which is worse, being told you are old or being told you are 4. Either way it is funny what a skewed perspective kids have on things like age!

  9. Ha ha. At least your child didn’t call you fat. Been there before. :)

  10. At least you were just told that you’re old – my son informed my grandma (who is 69) that she is going to die soon. Gotta love kids!

  11. Gotta love kids!

  12. I have one, maybe a trade! He asked if I was going to have a baby ( um~ no), and informed me my chin looked like grandma’s. How’s that for a self esteem booster! I’m 36, not that old.

    Gotta love ‘em!

  13. LOL – oh yes, from the mouths of babes!

  14. LOL! Yes, I get that too!

  15. My 3 years old daughter said to me in a crowded bus.
    - Mom, blink.
    (I did)
    (everybody looks ate me)
    -Mom, You are so Old!!!
    (For the record I´m 30.Stop the bus, I have do get out!!!)

    At least you two where alone!! hehe
    Love your blog!

  16. ha ha ha!!! Thank you so much for sharing that… I needed a good laugh! They certainly keep things entertaining! ;0)

  17. Just this morning, my husband asked my daughter how high she could count. She just turned four and she catches on fast, thanks to her older brother, the know it all. She started couting and got to 29. Then she stopped. Her dad asked her if she knew what was next and she said no. I tried to tell her that my age is the next number and then she said, “But Mom, I already said 29! 29 doesn’t come after 29! You need another number!” Bless her little heart. She is such a smart girl to know that women stop aging at 29. Dad then informed her that 30 comes after 29 and that is how old Mommy is. “Oh,” she said.

  18. Bhahahahaha!! :)

    If it makes you feel better, my daughter(8) tells me I’m ‘too old’ to browse for clothes in the Juniors section.. I’m on effin 26!

  19. LOL Kids! LOL Gotta luv them!
    My daughters that are 22 and 16 think i’m older then dirt!

  20. oh yes and i forgot i would gladly take your 4yr old if you take my 16yr old! LOL Sometimes i look at her and think what happened to my little bowl of sunshine? Gheez they turn in to teenagers and it seems like the little horns pop out! LOL

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