Kids come back on Wednesday, so I've been doing the normal back to school in-service meetings and such at school. I was taking care of something in the office with one of the secretaries, and another one shouts out "your son is adorable!" I look around, wondering who just walked in, and realize she is looking at me. I said "I don't have any kids." She looks at me like I am crazy and said "no, you brought him in this morning." I say again "I don't have any kids, so that wasn't me." She still looks at me like I have lost it, so I say "who are you thinking of?" And she replies with the name of a teacher that I often get confused with, even though we don't really look anything alike. So I laughed it off and said "we get that a lot." And as I was leaving the office, she called after me (laughing) "your son is cute!"
If this had happened a few years ago, I probably would have started crying and told her (and anyone within earshot) that I can't have kids. And everyone would have felt horrible. Yay for progress!