12 May 2009

I Feel Old

When our teen volunteers get together, I make them introduce themselves, because otherwise they mostly completely ignore one another (and because even with introductions, I mix up the names of the best friends). So, today as part of introductions, I made them line themselves up by age (tricky, see? they have to talk to one another to figure out the correct order). As I was explaining to them how to arrange themselves (it's surprising how "youngest to oldest" was not clear to them), I said, Okay, for example, if you were born in, um, when were you all born? And you know what they said? 1996! If I'd been a promiscuous high schooler, I could be their mother! AND they're the same age as my oldest niece. And even though she's my oldest niece, she's a baby. But she's old enough to be one of my teen volunteers.

I made the teens play 'N Sync Uno. They'd never heard of 'N Sync.

5 comments:

Heidi said...

Wow. That starts to make me feel old, too. '96? Yep, I was starting high school then.

Moo said...

I completely understand. The kids I babysat are having babies--before me!

E said...

They've never heard of N'Sync?!?!? What are these "schools" teaching them?

Kirsten said...

It is a sad commentary on the state of our nation when people don't know who N'Sync are.

Verification word of the day: exube, the slang equivalent of exuberant.

Eliana said...

I always assumed you were a promiscuous teenager...this changes everything.

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