Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The Ages

Screen shot from the Cornell Lab Great Horned Owl Bird Cam

 We're reading a book about a guy who invents a potion for reversing aging.  He's an elderly man who now inhabits the body of a 13 year old.  I asked the kids to write about ages. Most like their age quite a lot. One Thirdlander is very pleased that she's nine because she now has a bra and uses deodorant.  At morning meeting, every kiddo read a snippet from their texts.  When they were all done I read my lead, "I like being 54.  I get to stay up as late as I want every single night."  The group erupted into vehement screams of "THAT'S NOT FAIR!"

They really got quite riled up.


Anonymous said...

Our preacher mentioned an article he read the other day that 35 1/2 is your prime age. It's all down hill from there, I guess. My husband will be there in August. I'm going to study him and see if he's at his best. It's too late for me. ��

Sarah M.

nancy reynolds said...

But look at what they have to look forward to!

mm said...

I am elderly and would like to inhabit the body of a younger person, but there is NO WAY I would choose the body of a 13 year old. That's insane!!

KC said...

I remember how exciting it is to start using deodorant. So sweet.