My students were amazed when I was telling them about my first class 42 years ago starting out with 36 first graders. I didn't even have enough desks for all of them. They were especially amazed that it was sooo long ago! Two of my girls were still thinking about that long-ago point in time when they came up to me a bit later and asked how old I am.
"As old as dirt," I replied.
They looked at each other with puzzled expressions. "How old is that?" one of them asked.
I just love second graders! They make my day.
"That means really old," I told them.