Wednesday, May 13, 2009


I had the following conversation with a little one today.

CHILD: Mrs.Owens, you got 'old' hair.

ME: Did you say 'old hair' or 'gold hair'?

CHILD: (laughing) You don't have 'gold hair'...that's silly!

ME: Well, what exactly is 'old hair'?

CHILD: It's like the color of silver.

ME: You're right, my hair is turning silver. Some people think that means that
you're getting old...but it really means you're getting smarter!

CHILD: Are you real smart, Mrs. Owens?

ME: What do you think?

CHILD: I think you are really smart, cause you sing good songs. And I think you
like to play games. And, I think you can see good 'cause you wear glasses.
And, I like it when you 'mess up'...'cause you don't care, you just laugh.

ME: Well, I guess that makes me pretty smart, then. But, what about my hair?
Do you think it is OK?

CHILD: Yes, Mam. I think it is beautiful. It is shiny like diamonds. I think it
IS 'old hair', though. But, that's OK, 'cause YOU are old, too!
And, so I am. But, if I have a song in my heart, and don't take my self too seriously, if I can still play games and have diamonds in my hair...then I am one blessed lady...and I'm 'smart' enough to know it!


Mrs. Breezy said...

aww Mrs T that fits you perfect!!!

andi said...

Love that! I mean seriously, I love how you ask the children the question they are asking you! :) Sparkle on!

Musicaljean said...

And you're as cute as can be, too!

Kristen said...

Love it! We are so excited about the program...the shirts are precious! Anna Clare cannot believe you won't be there to teach her little sister music when she gets to preschool but she said at least she got to have you all 3 years!:)

Sherrie said...

YES YOU ARE....Smart, that is!! ;)

nancygrayce said...

I quit coloring my hair 3 years ago and what a freeing action that way. Only two people have said to my face that I should color it again! I love your hair and I like mine too! I don't have an awful lot of grey, but I've earned each and every one!

Paula (SweetPea) said...

What a sweet conversation. I just love the mind of children.
Thanks for sharing.

Love Being a Nonny said...

I love everything about YOU and your blog. I was so excited to see that you taught Darby's kids...hers is one of my favorite blogs! Aren't her children precious??!!

Melinda said...

Awww, that was so sweet! It's such a blessing to work with children.

Jillian, Inc said...

Amen, sista!