Mary turned 14 this weekend, a fact her father and brothers are questioning. Yes, she can be that old!
She had some friends over, and there were presents. One was wrapped in a two-layer plasticized paper. When they separated it into its layers, the girls noticed (and oohed and ahhed over) that the top layer was translucent. John pointed out that, "It's like when they were 2, and played with the box the gift came in! Now it's the pretty paper!"
They were not amused.
In general, they had a good time. And she's 14. Which makes me...oh, never you mind!