Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Is anyone else weirded out by being an adult?  I mean seriously, I don't feel different than when I was 18, but I was recently looking at my life and what it consists of.  The following is a list of things that make up my life now (who is this person?):

I tell stories about things I vividly remember and then realize they happened 15 years ago;  I am watching my sugar intake and trying to find ways to get more fiber in my diet; I have 3 kids;  I have thought about getting a girdle (don't tell anyone);  I drive a mini-van; kids that I babysat are married and having kids of their own;  I drive my kids to swimming lessons, t-ball games, and play practice;  I am almost in my 30's; I am researching preschools;  I own a tube a Preparation H;  I look 10 years older than everyone else in the mall stores I like to shop for clothes in;  I have (not am) a babysitter;  I have said (more than once) "I remember when you were little" while someone in their teens rolls their eyes at me;  I am Mrs.______ or Kincaid's mom when I go to school;  I am not only a member of, but I "go to the gym";  I have found myself having conversations about laundry detergent, vacuum cleaners, and brands of diapers;  the only thing I remember feeling passionate about lately is potty training; I have asked my husband "do these pants make me look chubby?";  I consider staying in bed after 8am sleeping in;  The last 4 movies I remember seeing are either animated  and/or have an animal as the star character;  I get excited about the latest toasters, dishwashers, refrigerators, and/or microwaves;  I cry at any sentimental thing I see (corny TV commercials and Disney movies especially); I got a wheat grinder for Christmas, AND it was just what I wanted;... and the list keeps going.

Now before I get a bunch of protesting comments,  I do not think I am old.  I believe that 30's is still very young, and I don't have any problem getting older.  What gets me is the above description of things that I remember hearing my mom and other women I knew growing up talk about and realizing that's me now.  It's just weird that I do/feel those things, some of which I swore I would never do.  Is it just me, or is anyone else weirded out by this whole concept?