Last night I was a having a texting conversation with my new friend (we have only known each other for about three weeks). The conversation started with me asking her how her break went, she told me, I told her. Then somehow the conversation got on to her wanting to become a teacher.
I asked her what age group she wanted to teach. She responded young elementary. I told her this would suit her well. She asked why, I said her personality and demeanor would make her good with kids.
She said its easier to relate to children, and that she's a child at heart. To which I responded, aren't we all.
This is where it gets odd...
Her next response is quote,
"Well, I'm slightly worse. It's hard to explain."
"Say no more, I can relate" I say as I sit halfway across the east coast with my onsie on sucking my pacifier.
She then goes on to say that she doesn't follow social norms, and that she doesn't understand people. I then respond that the only person who can truly understand someone is that individual themselves. She then says that her two best friends can understand her perfectly, and that no one else knows "all of her", not even close family or loved ones.
She says I probably can't understand this, to which I say I definitely can. She says I seem far to normal. I say normalcy is an illusion.
The point is she kept implying that firstly she is far stranger than your average person, second she is childlike, and thirdly what ever it is is known only to her two best friends. And in my mind, that describes THIS.
Perhaps this is just wishful thinking and reading into something that isn't there, but is it a crazy leap to make that she was hinting at being an adult baby?