These two topics in the subject line of this blog post are actually not related, but this post will be about those two topics :)
Anyways, today, Luke and I went into Wichita and met Marc for lunch (and we made a side trip to Target -- in case you're interested).
We ate lunch at the Dairy Queen in Wichita where a) my brother manages and b)where I used to work from when Luke was 3 months old until he was 13 months old -- between my job at International Dairy Queen and staying home full-time.
I only took one photo, but I want to share it....Luke has never disliked ice cream, but recently, he's REALLY taken to it. And today, for the first time ever, we had a hard time getting him to eat lunch because he wanted dessert first (at least this is the first time he communicated it to us in his own "Luke Way")....
My mom, for as long as I can remember, has always looked younger than she actually is.
In fact, enough people have commented about her not looking very old that it's become funny (in a good way) in my family.
She will ALWAYS bring it up when somebody has said something to her. She's grinning....I'm grinning....I think my sister-in-law, Amber, is usually grinning. My dad smirks. Joel (my brother) and Marc are generally rolling their eyes while laughing as well.
Two weeks ago, Marc, Luke, and I were at a parade in the town I grew up in (blog post to come soon about that parade) with my parents. My brother and two of his girls, Grace and Natalie, were with us as well.
At one point, while Grace was sitting on her lap, a teenage girl from the parade walked over to us. This girl was handing out flyers for a dance studio in town.
She handed over flyers to our two nieces.
She then proceeded to my mom and said, "Here Mom -- You should take a flyer as well."
Yes folks -- while Grace (a five year-old) was sitting on my mother's lap, a teenager thought my mother was the five year-old's MOTHER.
And, just so you know -- my mother is 60 years old.
But, here's the prime reaction of my family afterwards....And yes, my mom is grinning pretty BIG and pointing to her young-looking self :)
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