After a few visits to a retirement center where they read books with 'Seniors', Wren shared his anxiety about old people.
Wren: "Mum, I don't want to be rude but the Seniors are a bit scary."
Me: "What's scary about them?"
Wren: "Its mainly their faces. They have strange things on their faces. Why do Seniors lick their lips like this?" [Wren sticks his tongue out a bit and retracts it. Sticks it out a bit. Retracts it]
Me: Well, perhaps they have dry lips or dentures - like false teeth - or something.
Wren: And one man has like, eyes that look different directions. Do you spawn like that or is that something you get?
Me: No, people spawn like that.
Wren: What's weird is that its like there are two people. Like one person is looking one way and he has someone else's EYE in his head looking the other way.
Wren: And Seniors have weird things on their faces and scary hands.
Me: That's probably just how your skin gets when you are really old. Lets look at some seniors pictures and you will see they are just normal for old people.
[I google search "Very old people" and we look at a screen of image results.]
Wren: They look like the seniors.
Me: See, they are just normal for old people.
Wren: Those hands look like Tara's hands. [my friend Tara is barely 50 and these hands look like something from a man frozen in the ice since paleolithic periods]
Me: I don't think so.
Wren: Maybe a bit.
Me: [later] Well, when I am old like the seniors, you will still have to kiss me.
Wren: MOM, when you are that old I will be LIKE 8 YEARS OLD so I won't have to kiss you.
Me: EIGHT! You won't KISS ME!
Wren: Okay, maybe if I will be 20 years old.