Happy Birthday! By the Way, How Old Are You?


Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children. – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Tom: Mom, tomorrow is my birthday!

Mom: That’s thrilling!

Tom: Guess how old I will be.

Mom: Two years old!

Tom: That is exactly right! I will be two years old tomorrow.

Mom: I know that. I have been with you all of my life and I just love you! I love you. I just really love you!

Tom: I love you, too! By the way … how old are you, mom?

Mom: Two. I’m two, too! Two, two, two.

PS – My birthday is November 16th. Mom’s is December 25th.

I can’t wait for mom to be three. Being the same age is  just way too hard to explain.

And … I love it!

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!

4 responses »

  1. My birthdays are expressed in software update terms. This year I’m 6.4 years old. Your Mom is my kind of girl. Happy birthday to you and your wonderful Mom!
    Donald Silverman


  2. Lissi Rabon (Helen's Grand Daugher)

    Between Grandma telling you that you’re two and Kenzie telling me that I look 16, it’s been an awesome week! I’m so thankful that we get to hang out with such uplifting, hilarious people every single day. You just gotta love the innocence of older people and little ones alike. Love you Daddy-O! Happy Happy Day to you ( :


  3. Your mom is the BEST!! Hope you have a wonderful birthday Tom! I love birthdays!!


  4. Twos are cake, Tom; I think Three is when you and Helen are going to have to have that “serious talk” about a curfew and her flirting 😉



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