Saturday, February 18, 2012

Being compared to a grandma

Just as I posted yesterday that I don't look so old, I recall a conversation with one of my clients.

Even in the midst of devastating me with the choices she continues to make, my 14 year old client still has the ability to make me laugh. Thursday I thought she would comment right away about my glasses. She's pretty fashion conscious after all and pretty observant. But she didn't, until we had driven to the place we normally meet. As soon as we sat down she said,"I don't think I've ever seen you in glasses." And then as I fully turned toward her, she said, "Oh my gosh, what happened to your eye?!" I told her, we moved on with the session, but then later in the session, kind of out of the blue, she says, "You look just like me grandma." I kind of sputter. How to respond to that? She clarifies, "I mean, your glasses. I think they might be the same ones my grandma has." As if that makes it all better. But really, are my glasses the same ones that grandmas where? It makes me want to get new glasses. Well, except for the fact that this pair cost me as much as my loveseat, so I'm not replacing them until I am as old as my grandma! I'm just going to keep telling myself that her grandma is really fashionable!


Mom said...

Grandma's are pretty cool! You are so funny!

Jill (the blogger) said...

Since Jenna just told me she has a 32 year old grandma on her caseload right now, I don't think I'd be too offended. You might be close her to grandma's age!