At age thirteen I was a die-hard All My Children fan. People in my suburban hometown knew that Laurence Lau, the actor who played Greg Nelson (remember Greg and Jenny?), had a brother who worked the butcher’s counter at the corner grocery in my neighborhood.

Word got around that Lau would be making an appearance at his brother’s workplace, signing autographs and generally looking hunky.

I mentioned this to my mom. “Um, so Greg-from-All-My-Children-is-I-guess-going-to-be-at-the-grocery-or-something. Tomorrow.”

Read more in my guest post over at Motherlogue today, where I reflect on what it’s like to be (almost) 40.