I have mentioned before that Esther is a very honest individual. She says whatever she’s thinking. She’s 8. This is an actual conversation I had with my niece several months ago (when I was still 29).
Esther: That’s a pretty ring you’re wearing.
Esther: How come you’re wearing a ring when you’re not married?
Me: Well there’s a difference between a wedding ring and other rings. Wedding rings are always worn on the left hand and they are usually a diamond ring. This one isn’t and I’m wearing it on my right hand.
Esther: Oh… … are you older or younger than daddy.
Me: I’m younger.
Esther: How old are you?
Me: I’m 29.
Esther: Are you older or younger than uncle JJ?
Me: I’m older.
Esther: How old is uncle JJ?
Me: He’s 26.
Esther: But uncle JJ is married.
Me: Yes, uncle JJ is married.
Esther: But he’s younger than you.
Me: Yes, he’s younger than me.
Esther: … Aren’t you kinda old to not be married?
Lucky for me, her dad chimed in at this point and explained that marriage isn’t something you do at a particular age. You get married when you find the right person. And that seemed to work for her.
Isn’t it interesting what kids pick up on in our society?
I love my neice, she is sweet, and I know she doesn’t care if I’m married or not.