The following story has not been altered in any way for dramatic effect. These statements are recorded exactly as they occurred.
young Montessori class violin student: Oh Sarah, seeing you today just reminded me of a scary dream I had last night.
me (laughing): Oh no! Do I look that scary?
violin student: No, I just mean, because you're an old lady and my dream was about an old lady.
me: ... this is not making me feel any better ...
Kids. They're downright charming.