Sunday, April 13, 2008

How I know I'm getting old....

This year I will be turning 29. Twenty-nine! I'm holding on to my "late twenties" with all I've got! I can't believe it. I still feel like I'm 22, so to take the current year and subtract it to the year I was born...and come up with 29.....there's no avoiding it. It's coming.....29 then 30 then 31 then 32....you get the picture. I started to notice things in my life that has made me realize that I am indeed not 22 anymore. First of all....I have kids! I am in charge of the well-being of little kids. I have to provide for them.....feed them....dress them....wipe their bums....dry tears....clean up throw up......and I'm the one who has to kill spiders for them. I never thought the day would come for that! My mom killed all the spiders for us! I don't even know what I will do if I have to kill a cockroach! EEEWW! So, I'm getting older!
I am in the Young Womens program....which means I'm not a young woman.....you have to be 12-18 years old for that. And I catch myself saying...."What are they thinking...?" or "When I was that age...." I CHAPERONED a youth Dance and I kept telling Chris that my feet hurt and the music was too loud. HUH??? I also remember dancing with Tia at church dances and I know we looked cute! Not anymore....I tried dancing....I think I look like the leaders that tried dancing at my youth dances back then.
My television habits have changed. I used to watch MTV and VH1 all day! Never missed Real World (Seattle's my favorite!...followed by Hawaii....then New Orleans) or Road Rules. Not anymore. Those channels are COMPLETELY different now. Now I TiVo Designed to Sell and House Hunters on HGTV and I watch TLC. I do have my shows like House, American Idol, The Office, Project Runway, and Lost that keep me up-to-date.
By far, the thing that made me realize I'm getting older was that one day Ryan asked me to do a cartwheel for her.....and I did......and I pretty much almost broke my wrists and I stretched every muscle in my inner thighs. I also got really dizzy and I felt nauseous. I think I should start taking Boniva. Man...is it hot in here??? Uh oh...here comes menopause!

6 comments:

Gabriela Hull said...

Edna, I have tears in my eyes from laughing. That's so funny. I agree...youth dances and cartwheels make you feel old!

PEHNelson said...

Well not to burst anyone's bubble...but i can still do a cartwheel! And I am quite cute when I dance at all the youth dances! ohhhkayyyy..... That last part isn't true...but I really can do a cartwheel and it actually didn't hurt as much as I though it would. But yes...I'm getting old.... At least you think you're 22...i'm still stuck in my senior year! Ok time to grow up....maybe i'll make myself be 20....love you!

Sabra said...

I should have warned you about cartwheels! I ran into a former student of mine (at the glorious fair), and he had his two kids with him! I'm old, too!

Jana said...

That was so funny and exactly the way I feel. Your still just a young thing. 33...now I am old.

T is for Thompson said...

I was talking to a friend the other day about riding in the car with the young women. We were laughing about how when they're in the car with you, you have the radio blaring, the windows down and you act like you love it. Then as soon as they get out of the car, the radio gets turned WAY down and the windows go back up. But we would never admit our true feeling to the young women. I want to remind you, though, that I will always be your MUCH younger sister-in-law...just thought I'd remind you;)

Tia said...

I think of you every time I chaperone a dance. Okay I've only done it once but those were the good times. And people tell me that it gets better well IM not really embracing the fact that Im almost 30!