Monday, April 07, 2008

but I'm going to be 40....

I wanna begin this post by saying a big Thank You to all of you who have written the sweetest emails and comments on my last post. I truly appreciate all of the encouraging words, really, I do. So, THANK YOU!!!!

This is a weird week for me. As some of you know, I will be turning 33 on Wednesday - the 9th. Yep, the big 3-3. It's kind-of surreal. I can honestly say that I never thought I'd live to be this old. Is that strange? Not that some horrible accident or disease would take me, but just that 33 was OLD. My mother had me when she was 17 so when she was 33, I was 16, which, I guess to a 16 year old - 33 IS old, right?

I know they say forty is the new thirty and fifty is the new forty and so on and so on, BUT, this birthday is different....I'm not only IN my thirties, but I'm inching so much closer to that forty mark. Yes, in seven years (insert line from When Harry Met Sally), but I can see it on the horizon. AND, the fact that my babies are now five and three?!?!? When did that happen???? If the next five years go as quickly as the past five years - then forty is literally, like next week.

And I know we shouldn't get caught up on what number we are, but how we feel, etc., but, people do judge you based on that number. I'm at that age where I may not be as cool as I think I am. I may actually be a big dork and what makes me even dorkier is the fact that I haven't realized it yet!

Remember how we used to say to our friends, "if I ever wear _____, please put me in the home"?? Well, remember how we used to peg our pants?? Yep, it's coming back. PEGGED PANTS? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?????????

And, by the way, if you ever see me in pegged pants....put me in the straight jacket straight away!

Have a good one, peace!


Amy said...

Pegged pants are coming back? Ack! Now the highwaisted skirts and pants I'm all about - love those. But at pegged pants I must draw the line.

And you're kinda right. When you're kids are growing so quickly, 40 is like next week.

The good news? You'll still feel 33. Trust me.

Amy said...

"Your kids" -- I totally meant "your" not "you're".

OK, so at 40 yuo get a weensy bit absent minded.

devinisagirlsname said...

I will go on public record as saying you are NOT a dork, and if you start to get dorky, I hereby solemnly swear to let you know ;)

jen said...

Well, I never did miss the 80s. The thing about pegged pants is that they make ANYONE's bum and thighs look big... so i guess if ya want a big bootie and don't have one-- not something i am familiar with-- it might work for ya.
On another note, happy birthday is supposed to invoke a certain emotion... ummmmmmmmm happy???? I am celebrating your birthday because I am thankful for you as a friend in my life, as someone who helps others enter into worship, as a mommy and wife, as a daughter who is loved, uh should I go on? SO regardless of the number attached to it, I celebrate you!!!! oh, and by the way, i think momz rock and you need to embrace the fact that you are the cooooool mommy.

Rachel Inbar said...

Happy birthday :-) and 33 is REALLY young. I remember thinking my mom was old when she had my little sister. She was 32. I guess our perspective really changes...