Tuesday, November 4, 2008
the parking spot
last night a guy who looked like a teenager came to my door and asked me if my mom or dad was here. i just had to smile and then he realized his mistake and asked me if i could move my car. we had parked in his friend's spot since someone was in our spot. usually we don't park in our spot since it's farther away from our apartment than visitor parking, but it was raining last night when we got home. so i threw on a jacket and moved the car to visitor parking. i think whoever parks in our spot just thinks that it's nobody's since we never park there. i think we've used it once and i know that my parents used it once. i would only want covered parking when it's raining or snowing so this winter i'll probably have to start leaving notes on people's cars telling them to get the heck out of my spot. anyway, i didn't want to just rant. the silver lining of the tale is that a teenager thought that i was a teenager, and my address is not 21 jump st. i just think that it's funny to be thought of as younger. not that i'm old, but i'm 28. high school was ten years ago, college was 6. sometimes people at church think that i'm younger than i am. i have small children so that may be part of it, but i just got started late. well, late for a mormon girl. at age 22 i was convinced i would forever be a spinster. a year later i was married and a year and a half after that i had my first child. i was almost 25. that's old to be starting out. well, in my opinion. sometimes i think about my mom when she was my age. when my mom was my age she had seven kids already. i can't even imagine that, but she started young. one time we were playing a game at a party for my dad and we had to tell two truths and one lie. mom told two truths and then said that she was married at age 20. well, one lady said that had to be the lie because she knew that mom was older then 20 when she got married. she knew it. i just had to smile and laugh because that was the lie, but mom was 19 when she was married, not older than 20. i don't know why that lady thought that mom was older, but i guess she wasn't thinking. did she know that mom had 7 kids and that i am the youngest? did she know how old i was? how old did she think mom was now? anyway, it was funny. that was back in july, since it was a party for my dad's birthday.