I love the team I work with.
We are a group of nine women from varying backgrounds with varying responsibilities.
The one thing that doesn't vary is our ages.
They're young. I'm old. At least relatively speaking. Most, if not all, of them are about the age of my oldest children, if not younger.
Yes, I could be their mothers.
We do find this amusing on occasion. I am referred to as the elder stateswoman and treated with the all deference that implies.
In reality, I'm more like one of the "girls" when we joke about life, liberty and the pursuit of craziness.
And so it was that one of my colleagues was walking with me toward the elevator, talking about -- of all things -- the fact that I was wearing eye makeup, which reminded her of something.
"Did you watch 'Sesame Street?' " she asked me.
And. I. fell. on. the. floor.
"Yes, love, I DID watch 'Sesame Street' -- WITH MY CHILDREN!"
She looked at me, uncomprehending ... and then realized what she had said.
And I positively HOWLED with laughter.
"When I was the age to watch something like 'Sesame Street,' the best thing on was 'The Mickey Mouse Club' -- in black and white!"
She gulped. "I don't think of you as that old," she said.
I'm still laughing.