Girls Lie About Their Age

When I told mom I had known her since the day I was born, she said, “Isn’t that nice.”
Then I asked her how old she was and she said, “Six!”
I thought she would laugh at herself after what I thought was a really funny reply.
Then she said it again, “I’m six. I love my mother and daddy, my brothers and sister, my aunts and all the Watkins. We are all powerful people. Especially my daddy, Dr. B. H. Martin. He is a powerhouse. He can make anybody well if they do what he tells them to do. If they don’t, then they just die. That’s it.
He takes me with him everywhere he goes.”

About Tom Laughon

Tom Laughon (Pronounced Lawn) is President of Catch Your Limit, an organization whose sole purpose is to guide and grow leaders. His journey from lead singer in a rock-n-roll band, to a successful career in marketing & advertising to consultant, strategist, keynote speaker, facilitator, professor and writer is a fascinating one. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Tom and his team guide organizations, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to national associations, to "catch their limit" in areas such as leadership development, creativity, innovation, teaming and transformational change. His commitment to "practice what he preaches" has made Catch Your Limit a petri dish for round-the-clock discovery and learning. The firm's brand reflects Tom's personal brand: Fun, Inspirational, Strategic & Hot!

5 responses »

  1. The closer we get to perfection the younger our minds become. Your mom… is nearly perfect. You are a good son, and she has seen you grow into a fine man. How lucky both of you have been. Thank you for sharing these tender moments.


  2. I hope I have that good of a comeback when I am 91…
    – johanna


  3. Pingback: Mom’s Second Thoughts About Marrying Me « My 91 Year Old Mom

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